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Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 2.19%

Published 02/23/2024, 01:30 AM
Updated 02/23/2024, 01:30 AM
© Reuters.  Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 2.19% – Japan stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Shipbuilding, Precision Instruments and Paper & Pulp sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 added 2.19% to hit a new all time high.

The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (TYO:7003), which rose 26.22% or 300.00 points to trade at 1,444.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd. (TYO:7735) added 10.16% or 1,835.00 points to end at 19,895.00 and Advantest Corp. (TYO:6857) was up 7.49% or 494.00 points to 7,088.00 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (TYO:4519), which fell 4.11% or 242.00 points to trade at 5,648.00 at the close. Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co Ltd (TYO:4506) declined 2.51% or 9.00 points to end at 349.00 and CyberAgent Inc (TYO:4751) was down 2.33% or 24.50 points to 1,029.00.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 0 to 0.

Shares in Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (TYO:7003) rose to 5-year highs; rising 26.22% or 300.00 to 1,444.00. Shares in Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd. (TYO:7735) rose to all time highs; rising 10.16% or 1,835.00 to 19,895.00. Shares in Advantest Corp. (TYO:6857) rose to all time highs; gaining 7.49% or 494.00 to 7,088.00.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 4.82% to 19.56.

Crude oil for April delivery was down 0.66% or 0.52 to $78.09 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in April fell 0.61% or 0.51 to hit $83.16 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.10% or 2.10 to trade at $2,028.60 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.08% to 150.63, while EUR/JPY rose 0.09% to 163.07.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.02% at 103.86.

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