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Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.30%

Published 04/11/2024, 02:30 AM
© Reuters.  Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.30%

Investing.com – Japan stocks were lower after the close on Thursday, as losses in the Paper & Pulp, Pharmaceutical Industry and Retail sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 fell 0.30%.

The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Japan Steel Works Ltd (TYO:5631), which rose 4.48% or 168.00 points to trade at 3,913.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Resona Holdings, Inc. (TYO:8308) added 4.33% or 41.00 points to end at 986.70 and Chiba Bank Ltd (TYO:8331) was up 4.04% or 50.00 points to 1,286.50 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Seven & i Holdings Co., Ltd. (TYO:3382), which fell 4.80% or 103.00 points to trade at 2,043.50 at the close. Aeon Co., Ltd. (TYO:8267) declined 3.93% or 137.00 points to end at 3,347.00 and Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd. (TYO:8801) was down 4.02% or 65.00 points to 1,554.50.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2089 to 1514 and 261 ended unchanged.

Shares in Japan Steel Works Ltd (TYO:5631) rose to 52-week highs; rising 4.48% or 168.00 to 3,913.00. Shares in Resona Holdings, Inc. (TYO:8308) rose to 5-year highs; up 4.33% or 41.00 to 986.70. Shares in Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd. (TYO:8801) fell to 5-year lows; losing 4.02% or 65.00 to 1,554.50.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 5.27% to 20.12.

Crude oil for May delivery was up 0.05% or 0.04 to $86.25 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in June rose 0.09% or 0.08 to hit $90.56 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.18% or 4.30 to trade at $2,352.70 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.06% to 153.09, while EUR/JPY fell 0.10% to 164.36.

The US Dollar Index Futures was unchanged 0.00% at 105.03.

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