MOEX releases steady equity and bond market volumes report in May


Moscow Exchange announced the equity and bond market volumes report for May 2017.

The highlights include:

  • In May, Moscow Exchange’s Indices reflected the negative trend on the Russian stock market. The MICEX Index was down 5.77% to 1,900.38 (from 2,016.71 on 28 April), while the dollar-denominated RTS Index fell 5.49% to 1,053.30 (from 1,114.43).
  • The dollar depreciated 0.80% against the rouble.
  • Volatility increased, with the Russian Volatility Index rising 15.40% to 25.93 (from 22.47).
  • The most of the key sectors made losses. The largest downturn was in Financials, the sector index of which fell 11.01%. Telecommunication and Electric Utilities climbed down a respective 9.41% and 6.25%. The largest rose in Transport is 4.96%.
  • The Blue Chip Index decreased 6.14% to 12,272.49 (from 13,074.91).
  • The Second Tier Index appreciated 3.00% to 6,430.47 (from 6,243.27). The Broad Market Index fell 5.58% to 1,357.80 (from 1,438.11).

In May, Moscow Exchange’s Indices reflected the negative trend on the Russian stock market. The MICEX Index was down 5.77% to 1,900.38 (from 2,016.71 on 28 April), while the dollar-denominated RTS Index fell 5.49% to 1,053.30 (from 1,114.43).

The MICEX Index on 31 May was up 0.07% YoY (from 1,899.01). The RTS Index was up 16.47% YoY (from 904.33).
The RTS Index’s decrease last month was accompanied by an increase in volatility, with the Russian Volatility Index (RVI) up 15.40%.

The turnover of securities included in Moscow Exchanges’ indices was RUB 624.13 bln, and their market cap totaled RUB 28,270.37 bln.
Of the 50 MICEX Index constituents, included in the Index list, 36 pulled the index down (falling a total 6.62%), while 14 incurred gains (totaling 0.85%).

On the sector level, the major negative impact was from oil & gas (down 3.12%) and financials (off 1.40%).

The largest negative impact on the MICEX Index was from price losses by ords of PJSC “GAZPROM” (down 1.86%), Sberbank (off 0.84%) and prefs of Transneft (down 0.55%). The largest positive impact was from prices rising for ords of PJSC “Magnit (up 0.26%) and “Surgutneftegas” OJSC (up 0.22%).

The largest negative impact on the RTS Index was from price losses by ords of PJSC “GAZPROM” (down 1.82%), Sberbank (off 0.80%) and prefs of Transneft (down 0.54%). The largest positive impact was from prices rising for ords of PJSC “Magnit (up 0.28%) and “Surgutneftegas” OJSC (up 0.23%).

Oil & gas accounted for 47.01% of the MICEX Index’s total capitalization. The other heavily weighted sectors were financials (21.99%) and metals and mining (12.96%).

The Blue Chip Index fell in May. It was down 6.14% MoM to 12,272.49 (from 13,074.91), and down 1.44% YoY (from 12,451.26). Of the sixteen securities, included in the Blue Chip Index list, thirteen pulling the Blue Chip Index down at the end of the month (falling a total 6.78%), while three made gains (totaling 0.64%).

The largest negative impact was from price losses by ords of PJSC “GAZPROM” (down 2.23%), Sberbank (off 1.00%) and prefs of Transneft (down 0.66%).

The largest positive impact on the index was from price gains by ords of PJSC “Magnit” (up 0.31%) and “Surgutneftegas” OJSC (up 0.26%).
The oil & gas sector accounted for 55.71% of the Blue Chip Index’s total capitalization. The other large weight sectors were financials (24.17%) and metals and mining (9.87%).

The complete report can be seen here.

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