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Russian stocks rise on positive foreign sentiment, corporate news

MOSCOW, Apr 27 (PRIME) -- The Russian stock market edged up on Thursday thanks to the support of an improved global environment and local corporate stories, analysts said.

The MOEX Russia Index grew 0.99% to 2,646.18 and the RTS increased 1.32% to 1,024.44.

УThe Russian stock market demonstrated a moderate rise on Thursday thanks to the support of a better external background and corporate news,Ф Veles Broker analyst Yelena Kozhukhova said.

Global stock exchanges recovered from previous local lows thanks to sound financial reports for JanuaryЦMarch, while the nearest Brent oil futures moved around U.S. $77 per barrel, she also said.

Kozhukhova said that VTB Bank was among the best gainers jumping by 6.05% after releasing a financial report for JanuaryЦMarch, which marked a rise of net profit to 146.7 billion rubles, a record high for a quarter.

Freedom Finance GlobalТs Senior Analyst Natalya Milchakova mentioned†the purchase of a Turkish energy company by Russian oil producer Tatneft and mobile operator MTSТs new M&A deals among the supportive corporate news.

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

Company Change, % Last price, rbl Trading volume, bln rbl
Sberbank +1.82 239.49 14.441
VTB Bank +6.05 0.021995 10.801
Gazprom +2.59 183 7.087
Yandex -0.21 2108.6 3.412
Tatneft +1.37 413 2.339

(81.6274 rubles Ц U.S. $1)


27.04.2023 19:12
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