In the first half of the day the shares traded mixed. From morning major indices by inertia continued to grow, reflecting the attempts of the oil price to reach $ 38 per barrel of Brent, but these attempts were unsuccessful.
MOSCOW, 24 Dec. Dmitry Mayorov. The Russian stock market in the middle of trading Thursday showed no single dynamics, the morning growth was almost offset by the ensuing reduction against the uncertain dynamics of global oil prices.
Christmas weekend in the West cause a low market activity on the stock market of the Russian Federation, traders say.
The MICEX index to 15.00 Moscow time has risen on 0,1% — to 1749 points, the RTS index decreased by 0.5% to 782 points.
The Russian stock market in the first half of the day were mixed. So, in the morning, the major indices by inertia continued to grow, reflecting the attempts of the oil price to reach $ 38 per barrel of Brent.
However, these attempts have not crowned success, the price of oil returned to 37 dollars, and that pushed the shares, which went down after the ruble.
The growth leaders stand out of the action “Tatneft” (+2,2%), “Gazprom oil” (+0,9%), LUKOIL (+0.8 per cent).
Shares “Polyus Gold” growth of 6%.
Papers of Gazprom (+1.6 per cent) more expensive, despite the suspicion of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine in the abuses concern a monopoly position in the sphere of gas transit.
The largest decline in the shares of Sberbank (-1,7%), VTB (-1,3%), adjusting down after the ruble.
The stock market continues a relative lull, said Georgy Vashchenko from IR “freedom Finance”.
“The sideways trend will persist at least until the end of the week. Evening is published in the U.S. natural gas storage change and the number of applications for unemployment benefits for the week, the data do not strongly influence the market due to a short trading day on the major exchanges. The benchmark MICEX index: 1740 – 1750”, he added.
Probable further increase in oil prices can create a good basis for his pre-new year rally Russian stocks, estimates Oleg Steps from “solid”.
“However, due to the upcoming Christmas external background before the end of the week will be scarce, and the activity in global markets reduced”, — he added.