Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 2.04%
At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 declined 2.04% to hit a new 1-month low.
The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Nikon Corp. (T:7731), which rose 6.44% or 66.0 points to trade at 1091.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Isuzu Motors, Ltd. (T:7202) added 5.42% or 61.0 points to end at 1186.0 and Tokyo Electron Ltd. (T:8035) was up 5.06% or 2130.0 points to 44250.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Unitika, Ltd. (T:3103), which fell 9.25% or 42.0 points to trade at 412.0 at the close. ANA Holdings Inc (T:9202) declined 7.21% or 191.5 points to end at 2463.0 and Mazda Motor Corp (T:7261) was down 5.92% or 54.0 points to 858.0.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 3303 to 365 and 99 ended unchanged.
The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 24.39.
Crude oil for May delivery was up 1.09% or 0.63 to $58.39 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in May rose 1.15% or 0.70 to hit $61.49 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract rose 0.08% or 1.35 to trade at $1726.45 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.08% to 108.64, while EUR/JPY fell 0.15% to 128.44.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.24% at 92.573.Leave a comment