Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.00%


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 declined 1.00%.

The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd. (T:1925), which rose 2.17% or 58.0 points to trade at 2725.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Haseko Corp (T:1808) added 2.09% or 29.0 points to end at 1419.0 and Nippon Light Metal Holdings Co. (T:5703) was up 1.59% or 3.0 points to 192.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd. (T:7735), which fell 5.18% or 280.0 points to trade at 5130.0 at the close. Yahoo Japan Corp. (T:4689) declined 4.53% or 31.0 points to end at 654.0 and Tokyu Fudosan (T:3289) was down 4.31% or 20.0 points to 444.0.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2489 to 989 and 205 ended unchanged.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 21.17.

Crude oil for October delivery was down 0.81% or 0.35 to $42.76 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in October fell 0.75% or 0.34 to hit $45.03 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.95% or 18.80 to trade at $1951.50 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.11% to 105.98, while EUR/JPY rose 0.14% to 125.75.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.02% at 92.895.

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