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Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.68%

Published 02/02/2022, 02:35 AM
Updated 02/02/2022, 04:50 AM
© Reuters.  Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.68%

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

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 1.68%.

The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Pacific Metals Co., Ltd. (T:5541), which rose 7.69% or 194.0 points to trade at 2717.0 at the close. Meanwhile, CyberAgent Inc (T:4751) added 7.05% or 98.0 points to end at 1489.0 and Nomura Holdings Inc (T:8604) was up 6.82% or 34.4 points to 538.9 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Mitsubishi Electric Corp (T:6503), which fell 4.27% or 61.5 points to trade at 1379.0 at the close. Nichirei Corp. (T:2871) declined 3.58% or 94.0 points to end at 2533.0 and Konica Minolta, Inc. (T:4902) was down 3.15% or 15.0 points to 461.0.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 3236 to 392 and 143 ended unchanged.

Shares in Pacific Metals Co., Ltd. (T:5541) rose to 52-week highs; rising 7.69% or 194.0 to 2717.0. Shares in Mitsubishi Electric Corp (T:6503) fell to 52-week lows; falling 4.27% or 61.5 to 1379.0. Shares in Konica Minolta, Inc. (T:4902) fell to 52-week lows; falling 3.15% or 15.0 to 461.0.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 25.22.

Crude oil for March delivery was up 0.41% or 0.36 to $88.56 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in April rose 0.34% or 0.30 to hit $89.46 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract rose 0.06% or 1.00 to trade at $1802.50 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.26% to 114.42, while EUR/JPY fell 0.15% to 129.08.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.22% at 96.160.

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