19 Jan 2011 13:46

RTS trading volume up 94% to $1.55 trln in 2010

MOSCOW. Jan 19 (Interfax) - Volume on the RTS stock exchange totaled $1.554 trillion in 2010, 94.4% more than in 2009, RTS said in a press release.

Exchange trading of securities rose 108% to $112.8 billion and reported OTC trading was up 65.0% to $477.4 billion.

Volume on the futures and options (FORTS) market was up 111% to $964.1 billion.

The volume of deals using concluded on the basis of RTS Board quotes was up 32.8% to $145 billion.

The volume leaders in 2010 were Sberbank Russia ordinary shares ($155.4 billion), Gazprom ordinary ($111.9 billion) and Sberbank preferred ($59.8 billion). Those three stocks accounted for 27.6%, 19.9% and 10.6% of total volume respectively.

The leading advancers for the year were Krasnoyarsk Hydroelectric Station ordinary shares (up 423.33%), Slavneft-Janos preferred (up 341.18%) and Rosinter Restaurants Holding ordinary (up 218.75%.

The leading decliners: Sitronics ordinary (down 40.30%), Pharmacy Chain 36,6 (down 35.65%) and Gazprom Neft (down 24.41%).

Troika Dialog remained the leading trading company by volume on the RTS Classica market, followed by Deutsche Securities, UBS Securities, Citibank and CentroCredit.

The leader on the RTS Standard market was Otkritie, followed by Troika Dialog, Alor, IT Invest and Olma.

The RTS index gained 22.5% in 2010, closing at 1,770.28 points on the final trading day, December 30. The low for the year was 1,226.57 points on May 25.

The RTS Standard index (the blue chips priced in rubles) rose 19.1% to 11,393.51 points at the end of the year, up from 9,568.83 points on December 31, 2009. The low for the year was also recorded on May 25, 8,176.05 points, and the high came on December 23, 11,403.82 points.

The second tier stock index, RTS-2, was up 56.8% to 2,237.93 points. The low for the year was 1,461.25 points on January 11 and the high was 2,250.60 points on December 27.