Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.97%

Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.97%

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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 added 0.97%.

The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Denso Corp. (T:6902), which rose 7.19% or 426.0 points to trade at 6351.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Shiseido Co., Ltd. (T:4911) added 7.18% or 493.0 points to end at 7364.0 and Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (T:7003) was up 7.11% or 29.0 points to 437.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Tokyo Electric Power Co., Inc. (T:9501), which fell 5.54% or 22.0 points to trade at 375.0 at the close. Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co., Ltd. (T:4151) declined 3.77% or 120.0 points to end at 3065.0 and Tosoh Corp. (T:4042) was down 3.71% or 69.0 points to 1791.0.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2762 to 763 and 210 ended unchanged.

Shares in Denso Corp. (T:6902) rose to 52-week highs; rising 7.19% or 426.0 to 6351.0.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 25.64.

Crude oil for March delivery was up 1.06% or 0.57 to $54.12 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in April rose 0.96% or 0.54 to hit $56.87 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.68% or 12.75 to trade at $1851.15 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.08% to 105.00, while EUR/JPY rose 0.16% to 126.71.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.07% at 90.957.

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