October 30, 2012 19:30
Russian stock market falls on Tuesday
MOSCOW. Oct 30 (Interfax) - The Russian stock market posted losses on Tuesday, led by Gazprom (RTS: GAZP) stock, which rolled back to its end-of-July levels on the news that its 2012 investment program is being expanded.
By the end of the day's trade, the MICEX stock index had fallen 0.7% to 1421.75 points, and the RTS index had declined 0.3% to 1430.1 points.
The majority of benchmark stocks on the MICEX-RTS stock exchange dropped by up to 2.5%, led by Gazprom (-2.5%) and followed by VTB (RTS: VTBR) (-1.2%) Lukoil (RTS: LKOH) (-0.2%), NOVATEK (RTS: NVTK) (-1.4%), MMC Norilsk Nickel (RTS: GMKN) (-0.1%), Rostelecom (RTS: RTKM) (-1.4%), Sberbank of Russia (RTS: SBER) (-0.6%), Surgutneftegas (RTS: SNGS) (-1.1%) and Tatneft (RTS: TATN) (-2%).
Market winners included Gazprom Neft (RTS: SIBN) (+0.3%), Rosneft (RTS: ROSN) (+0.8%), FGC UES (RTS: FEES) (+4%) and IDGC Holding (+2.9%).
Second-tier losers were TGK-9 (RTS: TGKI) (-3.3%), Magnit (RTS: MGNT) (-2.3%), Vozrozhdenie Bank (RTS: VZRZ) (-1.8%) and Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works (RTS: MAGN) (-1.7%).
Second-tier winners included TMK (RTS: TRMK) (+2.9%), IDGC Center and Volga (RTS: MRKP) (+2.2%) and E.ON Russia (RTS: OGKD) (+1%).
Combined trading volume on the main MICEX-RTS market for the day came to 26.987 billion rubles (6.787 billion rubles of which were in Gazprom stock). In the Standard sector it totaled $77.34 million, and in the Classica sector - $1.756 million.
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