Russian stock market completed the first half of the year collapse

Moscow. June 30. INTERFAX.RU – the Russian stock Market completed the last auction of the June consolidation of indices and to the mixed dynamics of prices of blue chips; the week closed in the green, and half – collapse indicators.

At the end of trading on Friday, the MICEX index amounted to 1879,5 points (-0.1%), RTS index – 1000,96 points (+0,1%); ruble prices of the main “chips” on the Moscow stock exchange changed within 3.3%. The dollar dipped to 59,16 ruble (ruble -0,26).

For the week, the MICEX and RTS indices rose by 0.6-1.2% and in the first six months the index fell by 15.8% and 13.1% respectively, the dollar fell by 2.1 ruble.

The leaders of growth on Friday were shares of “Magnet” (+0,9%), “Rostelecom” (+0,8%), RUSAL (+3,3%), “RusGidro” (+1%), Sberbank (+1.2% and +4.6% the “preferred shares”), “FGC UES” (+1%).

Sberbank shares was spurred by the reports of the newspaper “Vedomosti” about the planned high dividends Bank in 2018-2020 on Thursday the Russian government approved the draft budget for this period. So, at the end of 2017, officials expect to receive from the Central Bank of the Russian Federation 150 billion roubles in the form of dividends on shares of Sberbank, the results 2018-2019 officials expect even more – 165 billion roubles and 181,5 billion rubles, respectively.

On the last Friday of the annual meeting of shareholders the Chairman of the Board of “Gazprom” (down 0.6%) Miller reported that the concern for the first half of 2017, increased gas export to far abroad countries in comparison with the similar period of 2016 12.4%, or 10.5 billion cubic meters. Alexei Miller also said that Gazprom and China’s CNPC “in the coming days” will be released on the exact date of the beginning of deliveries of Russian natural gas by pipeline “Power of Siberia”. As reported, under the contract, deliveries should begin in the period from may 2019 to may 2021, the seller and the buyer have begun consultation on the narrowing of the contract window.

Dipped also the shares of “Bashneft” (-0,8%), “Masuri” (of-2.1%), “Norilsk Nickel” (-1,4%), PJSC “Polyus” (-1,5%), “Rosneft” (-3%), “Tatneft” (-0,9%).