Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.27% By Financial Eye

© Financial Eye. Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.27%

Financial Eye – Japan stocks were lower after the close on Thursday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the declined 0.27%.

The best performers of the session on the were Unitika, Ltd. (TYO:), which rose 4.57% or 10.00 points to trade at 229.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (TYO:) added 4.17% or 410.00 points to end at 10,240.00 and Keio Corp. (TYO:) was up 4.06% or 165.00 points to 4,230.00 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were DeNA Co Ltd (TYO:), which fell 8.56% or 170.00 points to trade at 1,816.00 at the close. Mitsubishi Electric Corp (TYO:) declined 4.15% or 59.00 points to end at 1,363.50 and Advantest Corp. (TYO:) was down 3.63% or 310.00 points to 8,220.00.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2065 to 1425 and 276 ended unchanged.

Shares in Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (TYO:) rose to 5-year highs; rising 4.17% or 410.00 to 10,240.00.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 3.29% to 23.50.

Crude oil for July delivery was up 0.63% or 0.69 to $111.02 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in August rose 0.39% or 0.43 to hit $111.55 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.12% or 2.29 to trade at $1,848.59 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.36% to 126.86, while EUR/JPY fell 0.29% to 135.57.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.04% at 102.04.

Source: Investopedia