© Reuters Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.14%
At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 declined 0.14%.
The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Citizen Holdings Co., Ltd. (T:7762), which rose 4.88% or 18.0 points to trade at 387.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Ricoh Co., Ltd. (T:7752) added 4.28% or 39.0 points to end at 950.0 and Shiseido Co., Ltd. (T:4911) was up 4.07% or 313.0 points to 7995.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Tokai Carbon Co., Ltd. (T:5301), which fell 4.93% or 80.0 points to trade at 1543.0 at the close. Tokyo Electric Power Co., Inc. (T:9501) declined 4.88% or 20.0 points to end at 390.0 and Nippon Yusen K.K (T:9101) was down 4.70% or 138.0 points to 2796.0.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 1846 to 1718 and 197 ended unchanged.
Shares in Shiseido Co., Ltd. (T:4911) rose to 52-week highs; rising 4.07% or 313.0 to 7995.0.
The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 22.30.
Crude oil for March delivery was down 0.84% or 0.49 to $57.75 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in April fell 0.70% or 0.43 to hit $60.71 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.41% or 7.45 to trade at $1819.35 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.13% to 104.86, while EUR/JPY rose 0.07% to 127.11.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.08% at 90.485.Leave a comment