Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.37%

Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.37%

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

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 declined 0.37%.

The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Toho Zinc Co., Ltd. (T:5707), which rose 5.33% or 123.0 points to trade at 2430.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Advantest Corp. (T:6857) added 4.79% or 370.0 points to end at 8100.0 and Yokogawa Electric Corp. (T:6841) was up 4.61% or 92.0 points to 2089.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Toyo Seikan Group Holdings, Ltd. (T:5901), which fell 3.58% or 39.0 points to trade at 1051.0 at the close. Shiseido Co., Ltd. (T:4911) declined 2.90% or 207.0 points to end at 6938.0 and Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd. (T:4568) was down 2.90% or 105.0 points to 3510.0.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 1934 to 1564 and 244 ended unchanged.

Shares in Advantest Corp. (T:6857) rose to 5-year highs; rising 4.79% or 370.0 to 8100.0.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 21.23.

Crude oil for February delivery was down 0.02% or 0.01 to $47.61 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in March fell 0.20% or 0.10 to hit $50.99 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.01% or 0.10 to trade at $1946.50 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.20% to 102.89, while EUR/JPY fell 0.06% to 126.20.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.17% at 89.692.

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