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Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.33%

Published 11/01/2019, 03:35 AM
© Reuters.  Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.33%

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

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 fell 0.33%.

The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Toyo Seikan Group Holdings, Ltd. (T:5901), which rose 7.93% or 137.0 points to trade at 1864.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Panasonic Corp (T:6752) added 6.88% or 63.1 points to end at 980.0 and Konami Corp. (T:9766) was up 6.71% or 320.0 points to 5090.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Fujikura Ltd. (T:5803), which fell 6.71% or 34.0 points to trade at 473.0 at the close. NTN Corp. (T:6472) declined 5.90% or 20.0 points to end at 319.0 and Sumitomo Corp. (T:8053) was down 5.64% or 99.5 points to 1663.5.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2039 to 1469 and 244 ended unchanged.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 14.25 a new 3-months low.

Crude oil for December delivery was up 0.09% or 0.05 to $54.23 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in January fell 0.15% or 0.09 to hit $59.53 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.08% or 1.15 to trade at $1513.65 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.02% to 108.00, while EUR/JPY rose 0.03% to 120.48.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.09% at 97.062.

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