- MOEX Index: 3831.64 (+ 0.1%)
- RTS Index: 1683.23 (+ 0.35%)
Russian indices are growing at the opening of Friday trading. The RTS index has renewed its multi-year highs, while the Moscow Exchange index is at record levels.
The external background remains favorable. Oil prices are holding around $ 72.5 per barrel of Brent, and oil in rubles, respectively, around 5200. At the same time, the ruble is updating its highs since July 2020. The USD / RUB pair is trading at 71.66 (-0.15%).
American indices rose yesterday and the S&P 500 hit its all-time high despite inflation rising to 5%. At the same time, the ECB yesterday left its policy unchanged, continuing to buy assets at the same pace.
Today the Russian Central Bank will hold its meeting, following which the key rate is expected to rise by 50 bp, which is already included in the quotes.
Heavyweight shares of Sberbank and LUKOIL these minutes fall in price by 0.3% and 0.05%, respectively. Gazprom rises in price by 0.2%.
Shares of Beluga (+ 2%) are in the lead, the rebound in which started yesterday from the area of the SPO price levels.
Rosneft shares look worse than the market among liquid securities (-1.2%), for which a dividend cut-off at T + 2 is expected today.
Leaders: Beluga (+ 2%), RusAgro (+ 1.4%), Mechel-up (+ 1.3%), Mechel-ao (+ 1.2%)
Outsiders: Rosneft (-1.2%), ALROSA (-1%), PIK (-0.8%), Enel Russia (-0.7%)
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