Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 unchanged

Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 unchanged

© Reuters.  Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 unchanged © Reuters. Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 unchanged

Investing.com – Japan stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as in the sectors led shares .

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 unchanged 0.00%.

The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T:9107), which rose 7.83% or 148.0 points to trade at 2039.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Nippon Yusen K.K (T:9101) added 6.50% or 146.0 points to end at 2392.0 and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (T:9104) was up 6.35% or 188.0 points to 3150.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Hino Motors, Ltd. (T:7205), which fell 3.78% or 34.0 points to trade at 866.0 at the close. Softbank Group Corp. (T:9984) declined 3.15% or 250.0 points to end at 7692.0 and Olympus Corp. (T:7733) was down 2.14% or 48.0 points to 2194.5.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 1948 to 1567 and 242 ended unchanged.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 20.87.

Crude oil for February delivery was up 0.37% or 0.18 to $48.30 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in March rose 0.25% or 0.13 to hit $51.37 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.26% or 4.80 to trade at $1882.90 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.12% to 103.51, while EUR/JPY fell 0.05% to 126.20.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.10% at 90.250.

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