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

Stock MarketsMay 10, 2019 03:35AM ET
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Investing.com – Japan stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Shipbuilding, Transportation Equipment and Marine Transport sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 lost 0.27% to hit a new 1-month low.

The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Shimizu Corp. (T:1803), which rose 8.16% or 74.0 points to trade at 981.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Ajinomoto Co., Inc. (T:2802) added 8.11% or 140.0 points to end at 1865.5 and Furukawa Co., Ltd. (T:5715) was up 6.67% or 90.0 points to 1439.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (T:7003), which fell 14.13% or 140.0 points to trade at 851.0 at the close. Mitsubishi Motors Corp. (T:7211) declined 13.86% or 81.5 points to end at 506.5 and Tokai Carbon Co., Ltd. (T:5301) was down 10.34% or 132.0 points to 1145.0.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 1760 to 1738 and 209 ended unchanged.

Shares in Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (T:7003) fell to 5-year lows; down 14.13% or 140.0 to 851.0. Shares in Mitsubishi Motors Corp. (T:7211) fell to 52-week lows; losing 13.86% or 81.5 to 506.5. Shares in Tokai Carbon Co., Ltd. (T:5301) fell to 52-week lows; down 10.34% or 132.0 to 1145.0.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 5.67% to 16.76.

Crude oil for June delivery was up 0.71% or 0.44 to $62.14 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in July rose 0.64% or 0.45 to hit $70.84 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.04% or 0.55 to trade at $1285.75 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.02% to 109.78, while EUR/JPY rose 0.13% to 123.26.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.00% at 97.165.

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

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