Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.19%
At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 added 0.19% to hit a new 5-year high.
The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Sumitomo Osaka Cement Co., Ltd. (T:5232), which rose 8.62% or 290.0 points to trade at 3655.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Honda Motor Co Ltd (T:7267) added 5.14% or 153.0 points to end at 3130.0 and Fujifilm Holdings Corp. (T:4901) was up 4.74% or 294.0 points to 6498.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Chiyoda Corp. (T:6366), which fell 8.92% or 43.0 points to trade at 439.0 at the close. Japan Tobacco Inc (T:2914) declined 7.46% or 160.5 points to end at 1990.5 and Taiheiyo Cement Corp. (T:5233) was down 6.55% or 183.0 points to 2612.0.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 1841 to 1682 and 220 ended unchanged.
The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 21.34.
Crude oil for March delivery was down 0.14% or 0.08 to $58.28 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in April fell 0.25% or 0.15 to hit $61.07 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract rose 0.51% or 9.30 to trade at $1846.80 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.05% to 104.52, while EUR/JPY rose 0.06% to 126.78.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.08% at 90.350.Leave a comment