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Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.18%

Published 06/22/2020, 03:35 AM
© Reuters.  Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.18%
- – Japan stocks were lower after the close on Monday, as losses in the Paper & Pulp, Railway & Bus and Real Estate sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 declined 0.18%.

The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Yahoo Japan Corp. (T:4689), which rose 5.27% or 27.0 points to trade at 539.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Nippon Light Metal Holdings Co. (T:5703) added 3.30% or 6.0 points to end at 188.0 and Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (T:4519) was up 3.25% or 545.0 points to 17320.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (T:7003), which fell 5.61% or 28.0 points to trade at 471.0 at the close. Keio Corp. (T:9008) declined 4.08% or 260.0 points to end at 6120.0 and Yamaha Corp. (T:7951) was down 3.19% or 170.0 points to 5160.0.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 1798 to 1665 and 220 ended unchanged.

Shares in Yahoo Japan Corp. (T:4689) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 5.27% or 27.0 to 539.0. Shares in Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (T:4519) rose to all time highs; rising 3.25% or 545.0 to 17320.0.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 30.49.

Crude oil for August delivery was up 0.60% or 0.24 to $40.07 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in August rose 0.78% or 0.33 to hit $42.52 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.23% or 4.05 to trade at $1757.05 a troy ounce.

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USD/JPY was up 0.13% to 107.00, while EUR/JPY rose 0.24% to 119.89.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.18% at 97.403.

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