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Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.47%

Published 06/13/2024, 02:30 AM
Updated 06/13/2024, 02:35 AM
© Reuters.  Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.47%

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

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 fell 0.47%.

The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd. (TYO:7912), which rose 5.72% or 286.00 points to trade at 5,290.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd. (TYO:6976) added 4.67% or 170.00 points to end at 3,807.00 and Renesas Electronics Corp (TYO:6723) was up 4.62% or 136.50 points to 3,092.00 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Mitsubishi Electric Corp (TYO:6503), which fell 4.42% or 116.00 points to trade at 2,509.50 at the close. T&D Holdings, Inc. (TYO:8795) declined 4.33% or 118.50 points to end at 2,620.50 and Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd. (TYO:4005) was down 4.27% or 14.00 points to 313.60.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2741 to 888 and 214 ended unchanged.

Shares in Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd. (TYO:7912) rose to 5-year highs; rising 5.72% or 286.00 to 5,290.00. Shares in Renesas Electronics Corp (TYO:6723) rose to 5-year highs; rising 4.62% or 136.50 to 3,092.00.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 0.17% to 17.61.

Crude oil for July delivery was down 0.42% or 0.33 to $78.17 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in August fell 0.40% or 0.33 to hit $82.27 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 1.11% or 26.10 to trade at $2,328.70 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.31% to 157.20, while EUR/JPY rose 0.22% to 169.80.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.18% at 104.43.

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