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Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 2.01%

Published 10/03/2019, 03:35 AM
© Reuters.  Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 2.01%

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

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 fell 2.01%.

The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were DeNA Co Ltd (T:2432), which rose 1.96% or 38.0 points to trade at 1972.0 at the close. Meanwhile, NEC Corp. (T:6701) added 0.99% or 45.0 points to end at 4610.0 and Yahoo Japan Corp. (T:4689) was up 0.65% or 2.0 points to 312.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co Ltd (T:4506), which fell 4.93% or 89.0 points to trade at 1715.0 at the close. Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. (T:1332) declined 4.75% or 29.0 points to end at 582.0 and Takara Holdings Inc. (T:2531) was down 4.63% or 50.0 points to 1029.0.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 3054 to 508 and 151 ended unchanged.

Shares in Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co Ltd (T:4506) fell to 52-week lows; falling 4.93% or 89.0 to 1715.0. Shares in Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. (T:1332) fell to 52-week lows; down 4.75% or 29.0 to 582.0.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 16.90.

Crude oil for November delivery was down 0.15% or 0.08 to $52.56 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in December fell 0.42% or 0.24 to hit $57.45 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.19% or 2.85 to trade at $1505.05 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.06% to 107.23, while EUR/JPY fell 0.00% to 117.44.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.09% at 98.782.

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