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Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.53%

Stock MarketsMay 17, 2017 04:35AM ET
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Investing.com – Japan stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Shipbuilding, Real Estate and Mining sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 declined 0.53%.

The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd. (T:4005), which rose 3.22% or 19.5 points to trade at 624.5 at the close. Meanwhile, Tokyo Electron Ltd. (T:8035) added 2.58% or 395.0 points to end at 15690.0 and Amada Co., Ltd. (T:6113) was up 2.46% or 33.0 points to 1374.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Co. (T:8750), which fell 3.96% or 76.5 points to trade at 1856.8 at the close. Pioneer Corp. (T:6773) declined 3.81% or 8.0 points to end at 202.0 and Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co Ltd (T:4506) was down 3.63% or 66.0 points to 1751.0.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 1927 to 1128 and 311 ended unchanged.

Shares in Tokyo Electron Ltd. (T:8035) rose to all time highs; rising 2.58% or 395.0 to 15690.0. Shares in Amada Co., Ltd. (T:6113) rose to 5-year highs; gaining 2.46% or 33.0 to 1374.0.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 2.90% to 14.92.

Crude oil for June delivery was down 0.55% or 0.27 to $48.39 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in July fell 0.37% or 0.19 to hit $51.46 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.57% or 7.09 to trade at $1243.49 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.58% to 112.45, while EUR/JPY fell 0.50% to 124.73.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.15% at 97.95.

Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.53%
 

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