Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.72%

Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.72%

Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.72% © Reuters. Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.72%

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

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 declined 0.72%.

The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Nissan Chemical Industries, Ltd. (T:4021), which rose 4.13% or 250.0 points to trade at 6310.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Taiheiyo Cement Corp. (T:5233) added 3.68% or 95.0 points to end at 2680.0 and Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd. (T:6976) was up 3.40% or 190.0 points to 5780.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Odakyu Electric Railway Co., Ltd. (T:9007), which fell 5.27% or 180.0 points to trade at 3235.0 at the close. Keisei Electric Railway Co., Ltd. (T:9009) declined 4.23% or 165.0 points to end at 3735.0 and Inpex Corp. (T:1605) was down 4.18% or 33.0 points to 757.0.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2531 to 1025 and 188 ended unchanged.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 23.63.

Crude oil for March delivery was down 1.35% or 0.82 to $59.70 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in April fell 1.03% or 0.66 to hit $63.27 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.41% or 7.20 to trade at $1767.80 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.02% to 105.64, while EUR/JPY rose 0.09% to 127.83.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.10% at 90.513.

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