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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.28%

Published 19-06-2024, 12:00 pm
© Reuters.  Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.28%

Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Textile, Chemical and Services sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 0.28%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Mitsubishi Motors Corp. (TYO:7211), which rose 8.98% or 37.50 points to trade at 455.20 at the close. Advantest Corp. (TYO:6857) added 4.07% or 220.00 points to end at 5,626.00 and Mitsui Mining and Smelting Co. (TYO:5706) was up 3.96% or 193.00 points to 5,064.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd. (TYO:3099), which fell 5.51% or 168.50 points to trade at 2,888.50 in late trade. Shiseido Co., Ltd. (TYO:4911) declined 4.76% or 234.00 points to end at 4,681.00 and Trend Micro Inc. (TYO:4704) down 4.56% or 304.00 points to 6,359.00.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones by 2087 to 1525 and 255 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 6.76% to 17.11.

Crude oil for August delivery was down 0.19% or 0.15 to $80.56 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in August fell 0.22% or 0.19 to hit $85.14 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.12% or 2.90 to trade at $2,344.00 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.05% to 157.76, while EUR/JPY fell 0.14% to 169.33.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.03% at 104.90.

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