© Reuters. Russia stocks higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.92%

Investing.com – Russia stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the added 0.92% to hit a new 3-months high.

The best performers of the session on the were Tatneft OAO Pref (MCX:), which rose 4.75% or 24.90 points to trade at 549.10 at the close. Meanwhile, Tatneft-3 (MCX:) added 4.46% or 33.50 points to end at 784.00 and Rosseti ao (MCX:) was up 3.39% or 0.0319 points to 0.9719 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Trubnaya Metallurgicheskaya Kompaniya OAO (MCX:), which fell 1.35% or 0.75 points to trade at 54.65 at the close. Safmar Finansovye Investitsii PAO (MCX:) declined 0.79% or 4.4 points to end at 551.8 and Severstal – ao (MCX:) was down 0.68% or 6.50 points to 945.80.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Moscow Stock Exchange by 134 to 84 and 22 ended unchanged.

Shares in Rosseti ao (MCX:) rose to 52-week highs; rising 3.39% or 0.0319 to 0.9719.

The , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 1.39% to 22.640.

Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.02% or 0.25 to $1283.65 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 0.85% or 0.45 to hit $52.56 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 0.78% or 0.48 to trade at $61.02 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.75% to 66.0371, while EUR/RUB fell 0.47% to 75.2028.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.22% at 95.748.

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