Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.91%

Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.91%

Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.91% © Reuters. Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.91%

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

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 1.91% to hit a new 5-year high.

The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Ebara Corp. (T:6361), which rose 12.30% or 455.0 points to trade at 4155.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Olympus Corp. (T:7733) added 12.22% or 252.0 points to end at 2314.0 and Inpex Corp. (T:1605) was up 6.36% or 46.0 points to 769.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Toho Zinc Co., Ltd. (T:5707), which fell 6.62% or 162.0 points to trade at 2284.0 at the close. Rakuten Inc (T:4755) declined 6.49% or 77.0 points to end at 1110.0 and Subaru Corp (T:7270) was down 3.36% or 74.0 points to 2126.0.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2008 to 1552 and 205 ended unchanged.

Shares in Ebara Corp. (T:6361) rose to 52-week highs; up 12.30% or 455.0 to 4155.0.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 22.27.

Crude oil for March delivery was up 2.15% or 1.28 to $60.75 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in April rose 1.63% or 1.02 to hit $63.45 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.34% or 6.20 to trade at $1817.00 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.25% to 105.19, while EUR/JPY rose 0.34% to 127.61.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.12% at 90.358.

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