© Reuters. Russia stocks higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 1.06%

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

At the close in Moscow, the added 1.06% to hit a new 3-months high.

The best performers of the session on the were AFK Sistema (MCX:), which rose 3.96% or 0.347 points to trade at 9.100 at the close. Meanwhile, VTB (MCX:) added 3.91% or 0.0014 points to end at 0.0371 and Moskovskaya Birzha OAO (MCX:) was up 3.64% or 3.28 points to 93.33 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Aeroflot (MCX:), which fell 1.89% or 2.06 points to trade at 107.00 at the close. Inter rao ees (MCX:) declined 1.81% or 0.0710 points to end at 3.8600 and MVideo (MCX:) was down 0.74% or 3.00 points to 404.20.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Moscow Stock Exchange by 128 to 82 and 27 ended unchanged.

The , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was up 0.93% to 21.620 a new 6-months low.

Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.78% or 10.10 to $1282.20 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 2.86% or 1.49 to hit $53.56 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 2.37% or 1.45 to trade at $62.63 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.16% to 66.2620, while EUR/RUB fell 0.44% to 75.2521.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.31% at 96.012.

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