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Best Performing Russia Stocks of 2019

Updated Jun 3, 2019
Investors often look for foreign countries in expectations of better returns. Russia, under communist regime, has had its fair share of ups and downs as a capital market for investment over last several decades. On the positive side, it was a part of BRIC nations which stood for Brazil, Russia, India and China, a group which was once classified as the promising growth markets of the world. However, in recent times Russia has run into long-standing issues like problems with other nations, currency fluctuations and the likes.
Investors may find opportunities for investments in the troubled times by buying at lower prices, and reap the benefits when the situation improves. Fortunately, many Russian companies have listed their stocks in the American exchanges.
Among the various Russia sector companies whose stocks are listed on stock exchanges, which ones generated the top returns this year? Which of those figured among the winners in the long list of Russia stocks?
This article provides a list of Russia stocks which have generated top returns in the year 2019 so far till date of writing. The list is prepared based on the percentage returns generated by the individual Russia stocks between the end of the previous year and Jun 3, 2019, and the top 10 return generating Russia stocks are listed below.
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Top Russia Stocks With Highest Returns

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The following list presents stocks of the companies which belong to the broader Russia sector or the stock market index, their corresponding prices as of given date, and the percentage gains realized:
 1) Yandex N.V. (YNDX) 2) QIWI plc (QIWI) 3) Mobile TeleSystems OJSC (MBT)
 4) Gazprom Neft PAO (GZPFY) 5) Mechel PAO (MTL) 6) VimpelCom Ltd. (VIP)
There's more... See price performance, YTD-gains, market-cap and other details of all the 6 Russia stocks with sorting features in a tabular format. Alternatively, one can also explore the List of Top Russia ETFs.
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Performance of Top Russia Stocks

Here's a look at the basic details and how the above mentioned stocks fared during the period:

Yandex

Yandex N.V., incorporated in June 2004, is an Internet and technology company, and operates Internet search engine. The Companys segments include Search and Portal, E-commerce, Taxi, Classifieds and Experimental businesses. ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
The Netherlands-headquartered company Yandex N.V. (YNDX) is ranked number one among the best performing stocks of Russia of 2019. The Technology sector business falls under the Computer Software-Programming and Data Processing industrial sub-sector. Since the start of the year 2019, the stock price of Yandex has changed by 29.58 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $27.35 per share and year-to-date closing price of $35.44 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $8.88 billion to $11.54 billion during the same period. Along with Russia, the company is also in the business of Technology, Computer Software-Programming and Data Processing, Internet, among other usual products and services.

QIWI

QIWI plc, incorporated on February 26, 2007, is a provider of payment services in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). The Companys network enables payment services across physical, ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
Based on the market-cap change from $862.43 million to $1.06 billion during the given months of the year 2019 and the share price change from $14.14 per share to a price of $16.93 per share as of Jun 3, 2019, QIWI plc (QIWI) was successful in generating YTD returns of 19.73 percentage. Standing at the number two rank in the top performing list of Russia stocks, the Cyprus-based QIWI is categorized as the Business Services sub-sector business which falls under the larger Miscellaneous sector.

Mobile TeleSystems OJSC

Mobile TeleSystems Public Joint Stock Company, formerly Mobile TeleSystems Open Joint Stock Company, incorporated on August 22, 2002, is a provider of telecommunications services. The Company provides mobile and fixed ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
The Russia-based Mobile TeleSystems OJSC (MBT) belongs to the Public Utilities sector and is categorized as a Telecommunications Equipment company. The stock of Mobile TeleSystems OJSC ended the previous year at a price of $7 per share. As of Jun 3, 2019, the stock price has reached $8.04 apiece, which indicates a change of 14.86 percent making the company rank among the top performing stocks of the Russia for the year 2019 till date. At the end of the last year, company's market capitalization stood at $6.47 billion. It has now changed to $7.16 billion as of writing.

Gazprom Neft

Gazprom Neft' PAO is a vertically integrated oil company operating in the Russian Federation, Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and internationally. The Company's principal activities include exploration, production and development of crude oil and gas, production of refined petroleum products and distribution and marketing operations through its retail outlets. The Company manages its operations in two segments: Upstream and Downstream. ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
Rank number four in the coveted list is held by Gazprom Neft PAO (GZPFY) for being among the top performing stocks of 2019. Headquartered in Russia, the Energy sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Integrated oil Companies. Since the start of the year 2019, stock of Gazprom Neft has so far gained 14.57 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $24.91 per share and year-to-date price of $28.54 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $118.11 billion to $26.67 billion.

Mechel PAO

Mechel PAO, together with its subsidiaries, engages in mining, steel, and power businesses in Russia, Asia, Europe, the Commonwealth of Independent States, the Middle East, the United States, and internationall ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
During the given months of the year 2019, Mechel PAO (MTL) was successful in generating YTD returns of -6.57 percentage which helped it gain the number five spot in the list of the top performing stocks which generated maximum returns during year 2019 till date. As of December of the previous year, the stock of the Moscow, Russia-based Mechel PAO closed at a price of $1.98 per share, while it traded at a price of $1.85 per share as of Jun 3, 2019. The company's market cap changed from $412.11 million to $385.05 million during the same period YTD. The company is classified under the Basic Industries industry sector and further specialized as a Steel and Iron sector business.

VimpelCom

L 4 468 St Kilda Rd ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
VimpelCom Ltd. (VIP) has moved by NAN percentage over the given period of 2019-YTD, helping it gain a place at number six among the top performing stocks. The Public Utilities sector company managed to achieve the feat as its stock price changed from $0 apiece to the price of $0 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Jun 3, 2019. The smart run of the Amsterdam, Netherlands-based Telecommunications Equipment sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $0 million to $0 million over the same duration.
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