On February 2 to 6, the RTS index went up 0.87 percent to 616.43 points. On January 30, it was 611.1 points. As the press service of the RTS Stock Exchange reported, top gainers were common shares of Chelyabinsk Metal Works (+18.77 percent), common shares of Nizhnekamskmashina (+15.79 percent), and common shares of YUKOS (+12.06 percent).
Top losers on the RTS were common shares of Bashinformsvyaz (-10.26 percent), preferred shares of Uralneftekhim (-6.45 percent), and common shares of Svyazinform Nizhny Novgorod (-5.96 percent).
The total turnover on the RTS classical market declined by 16 percent against the previous period to $99.587m. The average daily turnover amounted to $19.917m against $23.803m of the week before. Turnover leaders were common shares of RAO UES ($21.955m, or 23.15 percent of the turnover), common shares of YUKOS ($17.034m, or 17.96 percent), and common shares of LUKoil ($14.817m, or 15.62 percent).
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