Oil companies’ shares continue to lead today

  • Moscow Exchange Index: 3641.19 (-0.07%)
  • RTS Index: 1537.69 (+ 0.13%)

Russian indices show modest changes at the beginning of trading on Thursday, remaining in the area of ​​the levels reached a day earlier. The Moscow Exchange index rolled back from a record high at the opening, but has already reduced losses to a symbolic 0.07%.

The external background is neutral in the morning, but it, rather, does not interfere with the possible continuation of growth. Oil prices are holding above $ 69 per barrel Brent, adding 0.2% in the morning. Crude oil is around 5150, which is slightly lower than yesterday’s values, but overall the levels are quite comfortable.

Shares of Gazprom (+ 0.7%), Rosneft (+ 0.5%), LUKOIL (+ 0.2%) are getting more expensive.

Record levels are being renewed by common shares of Sberbank (+ 0.5%) ahead of the dividend cut, which is expected on May 10.

At the same time, the pressure remains in the shares of steelmakers: Severstal (-0.6%), MMK (-0.5%), NLMK (-0.5%), although the price situation on the world market remains positive. The fixation last week followed here amid claims by the FAS.

The outsiders are also shares of MKB (-3.3%) on the announcement of an additional placement of shares.

Polymetal shares were cleared of dividends (-2%).

The USD / RUB pair is down 0.3%, staying at the level of 74.6. The RGBI government bond index is growing by 0.08%.

Leaders: Quadra (+ 4%), Gazprom (+ 0.7%), Rosneft (+ 0.5%), Sberbank (+ 0.5%).

Outsiders: MKB (-3.3%), Polymetal (-2%), Severstal (-1%), MMK (-0.5%), NLMK (-0.5%).

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