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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.16%

Published 07-10-2019, 01:05 pm
© Reuters.  Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.16%

Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Paper & Pulp, Railway & Bus and Real Estate sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 fell 0.16%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Seven & i Holdings Co., Ltd. (T:3382), which rose 1.93% or 78.0 points to trade at 4119.0 at the close. Yamato Holdings Co., Ltd. (T:9064) added 1.67% or 27.0 points to end at 1642.5 and Toyo Seikan Group Holdings, Ltd. (T:5901) was up 1.63% or 27.0 points to 1682.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Credit Saison Co., Ltd. (T:8253), which lost 2.95% or 43.0 points to trade at 1413.0 in late trade. Seiko Epson Corp (T:6724) declined 2.54% or 37.0 points to end at 1420.0 and Toho Zinc Co., Ltd. (T:5707) shed 2.38% or 47.0 points to 1926.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1776 to 1640 and 289 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 18.30.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for November delivery was up 0.27% or 0.14 to $52.95 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in December rose 0.10% or 0.06 to hit $58.43 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.35% or 5.35 to trade at $1507.55 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.03% to 106.89, while EUR/JPY fell 0.11% to 117.25.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.15% at 98.632.

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