Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.19%

Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.19%

Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.19% Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.19%

Investing.com – Japan stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Paper & Pulp, Railway & Bus and Real Estate sectors led shares higher.

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.

Shares in Honda Motor Co Ltd (T:7267) rose to 52-week highs; rising 5.14% or 153.0 to 3130.0. Shares in Fujifilm Holdings Corp. (T:4901) rose to all time highs; up 4.74% or 294.0 to 6498.0.

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.

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