Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.68%

Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.68%

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

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 fell 0.68%.

The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were CyberAgent Inc (T:4751), which rose 4.08% or 290.0 points to trade at 7400.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co Ltd (T:4506) added 2.76% or 42.0 points to end at 1565.0 and Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corp (T:9432) was up 2.57% or 68.0 points to 2713.5 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Odakyu Electric Railway Co., Ltd. (T:9007), which fell 6.02% or 195.0 points to trade at 3045.0 at the close. Keio Corp. (T:9008) declined 5.25% or 420.0 points to end at 7580.0 and Canon Inc (T:7751) was down 4.93% or 97.5 points to 1880.5.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2438 to 1155 and 164 ended unchanged.

Shares in CyberAgent Inc (T:4751) rose to all time highs; up 4.08% or 290.0 to 7400.0.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 19.87.

Crude oil for February delivery was up 2.02% or 0.98 to $49.50 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in March rose 2.22% or 1.15 to hit $52.95 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 1.75% or 33.15 to trade at $1928.25 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.24% to 102.95, while EUR/JPY rose 0.03% to 126.28.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.34% at 89.585.

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