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Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.60%

Published 06/12/2024, 02:30 AM
© Reuters.  Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.60%

Investing.com – Japan stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Finance & Investment, Steel and Marine Transport sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 fell 0.60%.

The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were TDK Corp (TYO:6762), which rose 4.35% or 364.00 points to trade at 8,730.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Alps Electric Co., Ltd. (TYO:6770) added 3.26% or 49.00 points to end at 1,553.00 and Aozora Bank, Ltd. (TYO:8304) was up 2.96% or 71.00 points to 2,473.50 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Toho Co., Ltd. (TYO:9602), which fell 8.18% or 418.00 points to trade at 4,692.00 at the close. Japan Steel Works Ltd (TYO:5631) declined 4.29% or 196.00 points to end at 4,374.00 and West Japan Railway Co. (TYO:9021) was down 3.05% or 95.00 points to 3,020.00.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 1969 to 1563 and 321 ended unchanged.

Shares in TDK Corp (TYO:6762) rose to all time highs; up 4.35% or 364.00 to 8,730.00. Shares in Alps Electric Co., Ltd. (TYO:6770) rose to 3-years highs; gaining 3.26% or 49.00 to 1,553.00.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 2.22% to 17.58.

Crude oil for July delivery was up 0.80% or 0.62 to $78.52 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in August rose 0.61% or 0.50 to hit $82.42 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.28% or 6.50 to trade at $2,333.10 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.10% to 157.23, while EUR/JPY rose 0.10% to 168.93.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.36% at 104.82.

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