Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.40%

Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.40%

Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.40% © Reuters. Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.40%

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

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 0.40% to hit a new 5-year high.

The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Chiyoda Corp. (T:6366), which rose 19.90% or 80.0 points to trade at 482.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Unitika, Ltd. (T:3103) added 4.41% or 20.0 points to end at 474.0 and Nomura Holdings Inc (T:8604) was up 3.92% or 23.6 points to 626.3 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co Ltd (T:4506), which fell 8.20% or 154.0 points to trade at 1724.0 at the close. Mazda Motor Corp (T:7261) declined 7.04% or 68.0 points to end at 898.0 and Toyo Seikan Group Holdings, Ltd. (T:5901) was down 5.93% or 80.0 points to 1268.0.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 1965 to 1571 and 215 ended unchanged.

Shares in Chiyoda Corp. (T:6366) rose to 52-week highs; up 19.90% or 80.0 to 482.0. Shares in Unitika, Ltd. (T:3103) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 4.41% or 20.0 to 474.0. Shares in Nomura Holdings Inc (T:8604) rose to 52-week highs; up 3.92% or 23.6 to 626.3.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 21.34.

Crude oil for March delivery was up 0.74% or 0.43 to $58.40 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in April rose 0.68% or 0.41 to hit $61.11 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract rose 0.44% or 8.00 to trade at $1842.20 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.38% to 104.83, while EUR/JPY fell 0.10% to 126.64.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.26% at 90.707.

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