According to the data of the Moscow exchange, MICEX index to closing has grown on 2,87%, RTS index – on 0,58%. The March futures for Brent crude grew to 27,98 USD per barrel.
MOSCOW, 21 Jan. Elena Likova. The shares on Thursday closed higher by major indexes on the background of slowing the fall of the ruble and the transition to growth, oil prices mark Brent.
The MICEX index to closing has grown on 2,87% — to 1677,19 points, RTS index — on 0,58% — to 632,12 points, follows from the data of the Moscow exchange.
Most of the trading day the RTS index was in red zone and fell to 607,14 item, updating the lows from 16th of December 2014.
The March futures for Brent crude grew by 0.38% to 27,98 USD per barrel.
Leaders and outsiders
Given the strong fall of the ruble a major leader of the market is the iron and steel sector, says analyst investholding “Finam” Bogdan Zvarich.
So, actions “Severstal” have risen by 4.3%, “Norilsk Nickel” – by 5.6%, NLMK – on 5,1%, the prefs of “Mechel” grew by 3.2%, ordinary shares – by 3.4%.
Also among leaders of growth – actions “Yandex” (11,8%), prefs of Transneft (6,3%), the shares of “Magnet” (4,8%), the shares of LSR (5.3%) and “Akron” (6,4%), as well as shares of LUKOIL (3.2 per cent).
Among leaders of falling — actions “Aeroflot” (term and 1.9%), M. Video (-1,6%), “E. on Russia” (-1,1%), NCSP (-1,6%), Mostotrest (-0,7%).
Forecasts and recommendations
Both European and American markets reacted positively to statements by the ECB President Mario Draghi, despite the negative statistics on applications for unemployment benefits in the U.S., said Mikhail Abramov from IK “Veles Capital”.
“Tomorrow’s planned publication of data on business activity index in the manufacturing sector for January in the Eurozone and the US, which may distract investors from the tense situation on the energy market”, — he added.
“Soon we may see a rebound of oil quotations Brent 2-3% up” — believes analyst of management company “Raiffeisen Capital” Sofia Kirsanova.