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Russian stocks rise backed by oil, growth on US floors

MOSCOW, Apr 3 (PRIME) -- Russian stocks increased on Tuesday backed by growth of oil prices and positive dynamics on foreign floors, analysts said.

The MOEX Russia Index rose 0.32% to 2,263.85 and the RTS increased 0.24% to 1,237.06.

УThe Russian stock market managed to enter the positive territory by the end of the day on Tuesday. The reason for purchases was a recovery of the U.S. stock floors, where indices Dow Jones and S&P500 added 0.9% and 0.7%, respectively, after first hour and a half of trading,Ф Freedom Finance senior analyst Bogdan Zvarich said.

Growth of the Brent oil price to over U.S. $68 per barrel also supported the Russian market, he said.

Shares of Novorossiysk Commercial Sea Port (NCSP) lost 1.7% after oil pipeline monopoly Transneft said it halted talks buy Summa GroupТs stake in the port after arrest of the groupТs major owner Ziyavudin Magomedov.

Multi-industry holding SistemaТs shares fell 0.34% despite reports that the companyТs net profit almost tripled to 4.119 billion rubles in 2017, as calculated under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

Fertilizer producer Uralkali lost 0.22% after saying that its IFRS net profit fell 46% 50.9 billion rubles in 2017.

Below are the MOEX Russia IndexТs five most active stocks on Tuesday:

Company Change, % Last price, rbl Trading volume, bln rbl
Sberbank +0.64 251.60 15.894
VTB +2.27 0.0523 2.217
Gazprom +0.58 141.13 1.949
Lukoil -0.11 3951.00 1.816
Rosneft +1.36 313.25 1.392

(57.2850 rubles Ц U.S. $1)

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03.04.2018 19:24
 
 
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