Buyers are active in steel and coal stocks

  • Moscow Exchange Index: 3232.8 (-0.13%)
  • RTS Index: 1382.95 (+ 0.34%)

The Moscow Exchange index is down 0.13% in the first minutes of Friday trading in the absence of the usual guides. Western index futures and oil futures are not traded today, and stock exchanges in New York and London will be closed on the occasion of Catholic Christmas.

Heavy shares of Gazprom, LUKOIL lose 0.2-0.3%. Sberbank shares are showing zero dynamics.

At the same time, the rally in Mechel shares continues. Common stocks are up another 7% today. From the lows of the week, growth has already exceeded 40%. There was no important corporate news that could have influenced such a movement.

There is also a steady rise in the securities of steelmakers against the background of a strong price environment for their products: MMK (+ 1.3%), Severstal (+ 1.2%), NLMK (+ 0.6%).

Detsky Mir shares were cleared of dividends.

The ruble is strengthening, updating the highs of the current week. The USD / RUB pair rate is down 0.34% to 73.64.

The trading turnover was already significantly lower than usual yesterday, and today, in the absence of Western investors and benchmarks, activity will be maintained only in the first hours, after which it is likely to fade.

Leaders: Mechel-ao (+ 7%), Mechel-up (+ 3.4%), Okey (+ 1.5%), (+ 1.5%), MMK (+ 1.3%)

Outsiders: Yuzhuralnickel (-4%), Detsky Mir (-3%), PhosAgro (-1.1%), Raspadskaya (-1%).

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