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BSS NEWS BITES ALERTS ISSUED FOR RUSSIAN MARKET ON FRIDAY 17 AUGUST 2018

NEWS BITES - BRIC

Total Russian Market down 0.89 points or -0.06% to 1,449.79

BSS News Bites issued 32 Alerts on notable trading amongst the 167 Stocks traded on the Total Russian Market today, of which 17 (53%) were Bearish.

Of all the Alerts, the following were the most prominent in today's trading:

HEAVYWEIGHT MARKET LEADERS

+ Rosneft Oil Company, Russia's largest oil & gas company by market capitalisation, has increased 0.9% to trade at RUB427.15 vs. the MOEX Russia Index which strengthened 0.3 points (or 0.02%) to 2,260.5. Representing a weighting of about 14.3% of the index, the stock accounted for the gain. The shares have outperformed 88% of the market in the past month. Trading volume was 48% of average at the end of the day. Compared with the MOEX Russia Index which rose 0.3 points (or 0.02%) in the day, this represented a relative price increase of 0.8%.

+ NovaTek (MICEX:NVTK) has decreased 0.5% to trade at RUB971.20 vs. the MOEX Russia Index which weakened 1.7 points (or 0.08%) to 2,258.4. Representing a weighting of about 9.3% of the index, the stock accounted for 52.4% of today's loss. Trading volume was 55% of average so far today.

SECTOR BULLS

+ TMK, Russia's 2nd largest industrial company by market capitalisation, has lifted 2.2% to trade at RUB73.0 vs. the Industrial sector which strengthened 6.1 points (or 0.3%) to 1,962.6. Representing a weighting of about 24.7% of the sector, the stock accounted for the gain. The shares have outperformed 81% of the market in the past week. Trading volume was 18% of average at the end of the day. Compared with the MOEX Russia Index which rose 0.3 points (or 0.02%) in the day, this represented a relative price increase of 2.1%.

+ Novolipetsk Steel, Russia's largest iron/steel company by market capitalisation, has increased 1.0% to trade at RUB156.06 vs. the Iron/Steel sector which strengthened 11.8 points (or 0.7%) to 1,716.3. Representing a weighting of about 39.3% of the sector, the stock accounted for 57.5% of today's gain. The shares have outperformed 82% of the market in the past week. Trading volume was 90% of average at the end of the day. Compared with the MOEX Russia Index which rose 0.3 points (or 0.02%) in the day, this represented a relative price increase of 1.0%.

+ Tuchkovskiy complex of construction materials, Russia's 2nd largest commercial services company by market capitalisation, has jumped 9.4% to trade at RUB2.90 vs. the Commercial services sector which strengthened 2.2 points (or 0.3%) to 730.8. Representing a weighting of about 3.4% of the sector, the stock accounted for the gain. The shares have outperformed 99% of the market in the past week. Trading volume was 5.1 times average at the end of the day. Compared with the MOEX Russia Index which rose 0.3 points (or 0.02%) in the day, this represented a relative price increase of 9.4%.

SECTOR BEARS

+ GMK Norilsk Nickel, Russia's largest mining company by market capitalisation, has decreased 0.9% to trade at RUB10,868.0 vs. the Mining sector which weakened 20.5 points (or 0.4%) to 5,002.8. Representing a weighting of about 55.2% of the sector, the stock accounted for the loss. Trading volume was 75% of average at the end of the day. Compared with the MOEX Russia Index which rose 0.3 points (or 0.02%) in the day, this represented a relative price change of -0.9%.

+ Sberbank of Russia, Russia's largest bank by market capitalisation, has decreased 0.8% to trade at RUB189.90 vs. the Bank sector which weakened 0.5 points (or 0.7%) to 70.3. Representing a weighting of about 751.9% of the sector, the stock accounted for the loss. The shares have underperformed 93% of the market in the past month. Trading volume was 85% of average at the end of the day. Compared with the MOEX Russia Index which rose 0.3 points (or 0.02%) in the day, this represented a relative price change of -0.8%.

+ Magnit, Russia's largest food company by market capitalisation, has decreased 0.2% to trade at RUB4,036.0 vs. the Food sector which weakened 6.5 points (or 0.2%) to 2,699.0. Representing a weighting of about 77.9% of the sector, the stock accounted for 72.2% of today's loss. The shares have underperformed 87% of the market in the past three months. Trading volume was 59% of average at the end of the day. Compared with the MOEX Russia Index which rose 0.3 points (or 0.02%) in the day, this represented a relative price change of -0.2%.

BSS News Bites alerted Unusual Rises in 1 Stock through the day:

HeadlineO/all Price Change52-Wk High
Tambov Energy Retail Co jumped 7.0% 17 August 2018 14:07 SAMT in the afternoon, closing 7.35% higher at 26.30 Kopeck3.40 Kopeck [14.85%]35.60 Kopeck

BSS News Bites alerted Unusual Falls in 1 Stock through the day:

HeadlineO/all Price Change52-Wk Low
Murmanskaya Combined Heat and Power Plant plummeted 16.7% on strong volume 17 August 2018 14:07 SAMT in the afternoon, closing unchanged at 35.0 Kopeck-7.0 [-16.67%]33.0 Kopeck

BSS News Bites alerted 52-week Lows in 3 Stocks through the day:

HeadlineLastO/all Price Change52-Wk Low
Protek hits 52-week low eighth time in two months 17 August 2018 11:38 SAMT this morning, closing higher at RUB81.80RUB81.8040.0 Kopeck [0.49%]RUB120.0
Quadra Power Generation JGC hits 52-week low fourteenth time in one month 17 August 2018 11:38 SAMT0.30-0.50
Chelyab Energo Sbyt hits 52-week low second time in one month 17 August 2018 14:07 SAMT this afternoon, closing higher at 6.20 Kopeck6.20 Kopeck-15.90 Kopeck

BSS News Bites alerted Consecutive Rises in 6 Stocks through the day, of which the most prominent were:

HeadlineLastO/all Price ChangeVI (1 is avg.)
Rusgrain Holding up 8.5% in 2 days 17 August 2018 11:38 SAMT, it closed at RUB4.50RUB4.5020.0 Kopeck [4.65%]1.3
Samaraenergo keeps rising: up 9.0% in 3 days 17 August 2018 11:38 SAMT, it closed at 33.80 Kopeck33.80 Kopeck1.80 Kopeck [5.62%]0
TNS energo Rostov-on-Don up 8.3% in 2 days 17 August 2018 14:07 SAMT, it closed at 22.0 Kopeck22.0 Kopeck-1.0 [-4.35%]0.6
Zvezda keeps rising: up 10.4% in 3 days 17 August 2018 11:38 SAMT, it closed at RUB4.80RUB4.80-22.0 [-4.38%]0.1
United Aircraft Corp up 2.2% in 2 days 17 August 2018 11:38 SAMT, it closed at 62.0 Kopeck62.0 Kopeck-0.80 [-1.27%]0.8

BSS News Bites alerted Consecutive Falls in 3 Stocks through the day:

HeadlineLastO/all Price ChangeVI (1 is avg.)
Central Telegraph Pref keeps sliding: down 5.2% in 3 days 17 August 2018 11:38 SAMT, it closed at RUB12.0RUB12.0-20.0 [-1.64%]0.1
Uralkali keeps sliding: down 3.1% in 3 days 17 August 2018 11:38 SAMT, it closed at RUB85.40RUB85.40-300.0 [-3.39%]0.3
Chelyabinsk Metallurgical Plant keeps sliding: down 5.9% in 3 days 17 August 2018 11:38 SAMT, it closed at RUB2,930.0RUB2,930.0RUB5.0 [0.17%]0.1

BSS News Bites alerted that 4 Stocks outperformed on Relative Strength through the day:

HeadlineLastO/all Price ChangeVI (1 is avg.)
Vozrozhdenie Bank climbed 5.1% - outperforming 98% of preference stocks 17 August 2018 14:07 SAMT, it closed at RUB218.0RUB218.0RUB1.50 [0.69%]3.7
Armada increased 1.1% - outperforming 96% of stocks 17 August 2018 11:38 SAMT, it closed at RUB9.30RUB9.3030.0 Kopeck [3.33%]2
Kuzbasskaya Toplivnaya Kompaniya increased 1.1% - outperforming 91% of stocks 17 August 2018 11:38 SAMT, it closed at RUB192.0RUB192.0RUB2.0 [1.05%]0.5
Tattelecom increased 0.6% - outperforming 84% of stocks 17 August 2018 11:38 SAMT, it closed at 17.50 Kopeck17.50 Kopeck-0.3

BSS News Bites alerted that 3 Stocks underperformed on Relative Strength through the day:

HeadlineLastO/all Price ChangeVI (1 is avg.)
Mechel decreased 1.0% - underperforming 84% of stocks 17 August 2018 11:38 SAMT, it closed at RUB86.35RUB86.35-65.0 [-0.75%]0.4
War and Peace Media Group decreased 0.9% - underperforming 91% of stocks 17 August 2018 14:07 SAMT, it closed at 57.0 Kopeck57.0 Kopeck-0.50 [-0.87%]0
Tambov Energy Retail decreased 0.8% - underperforming 98% of preference stocks 17 August 2018 11:38 SAMT, it closed at 13.10 Kopeck13.10 Kopeck0.90 [7.38%]0.5