Russian Equity Movers: Magnit, Aeroflot Shares Are Active

The 30-stock Micex Index was little changed at 1,531.19 as of 5:37 p.m. in Moscow. The dollar- denominated RTS gained 0.2 percent to 1,657.20.

The following are among the most active equities in the Russian market today. Stock symbols are in parentheses.

OAO Aeroflot (AFLT) (AFLT RX) headed for its strongest advance in almost a month, climbing 2.4 percent to 47.88 rubles. Russia’s biggest airline posted a 32 percent increase in February passenger numbers yesterday from the same month a year ago.

OAO Magnit (MGNT) (MGNT RX) climbed as much as 1.6 percent, the most in more than a week, before trading up 0.8 percent at 3,609.3999 rubles. The Russian retailer said its audited 2011 profit jumped 21 percent.

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