The Russian stock market will leave for holidays without optimism

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Index Mosberg reduced – investors took profits on the Russian issuers as part of them could reach the previously set goals. Released funds investors will buy other promising paper. The company “X5 Retail Group” positively reported for the first quarter. Revenues amounted to 405,9 billion. The margin grew to 24.8%. The reason for this positive result was primarily associated with effective methods for loss reduction, which applies the company’s management. In the short term, shares will continue to rise at +3.2 percent.
On this background, the rise of shares of “Magnet” at +1.3 percent. Shares of “Yandex” has added to the price in the short term it could grow by +1.4 percent. Brent oil reached $75 per barrel. Paper oil and gas companies remain the focus of attention of large investors. In this regard, continue to increase positions in the following issuers: “Gazprom oil” will increase by +2,5%, “Rosneft” will add +2,1%, “Tatneft” – else +1,7%, LUKOIL will increase by +2,6%, “Transneft” – on +1,1%, “Surgutneftegaz” – +0,8%.
Yesterday the Ministry of Finance of Russia has placed at auction OFZ-PD issue No. 26227RMFS maturing in 2024. The weighted average yield was at the level of 8.13% per annum, volume of demand amounted to 91,830 billion roubles, while proceeds from the issuance are expected 53,383 billion. For the national currency is very good.
US stocks after the close on Wednesday declined due to losses in the sectors of telecommunications, oil and gas, and basic materials. At the close of the NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.22%, the S&P 500 by 0.22% and the NASDAQ Composite index – on 0,23%. Two US stock indices might have closed at record highs this week, however, markets can still rise due to the strong income.
Facebook shares rose in after-hours trading, as results for the first quarter exceeded expectations. Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) jumped to $182,58. The social media giant reported earnings per share of $1,89 income of $15,08 billion in the first quarter. Previously had expected $1.61 per share on revenue of $14,97 billion.
Monthly active users (MAU) is one of the key metrics that analysts use to assess the status of the company. It increased by 8% to 2.38 billion in the first quarter, which was above estimate 2.36 billion Daily active users (DAU) has shown a steady growth over the quarter, rising 8% to 1.56 billion.
More than 2.1 billion people currently use Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp every day. Revenue from mobile advertising made up about 93% of revenues in the first quarter of 2019, compared to 91% of advertising revenues in the first quarter of 2018. Facebook shares have growth potential of up to $220 per share.
Gaidar Hasanov
“International financial center”