Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.19%
Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Precision Instruments , Shipbuilding and Gas & Water sectors propelled shares lower.
At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 declined 0.19%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Yamato Holdings Co., Ltd. (T: 9064 ), which rose 6.24% or 175.0 points to trade at 2981.5 at the close. Japan Tobacco Inc (T: 2914 ) added 5.70% or 164.5 points to end at 3050.0 and Nitto Denko Co (T: 6988 ) was up 5.05% or 416.0 points to 8646.0 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Fujifilm Holdings Corp. (T: 4901 ), which lost 5.46% or 238.0 points to trade at 4123.0 in late trade. Mitsubishi Logistics Corp. (T: 9301 ) declined 4.02% or 102.0 points to end at 2438.0 and Pacific Metals Co., Ltd. (T: 5541 ) shed 3.21% or 120.0 points to 3620.0.
Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2070 to 1282 and 208 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 4.60% to 16.16.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for June delivery was up 0.70% or 0.47 to $67.72 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in July rose 0.40% or 0.29 to hit $73.42 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.26% or 3.40 to trade at $1310.20 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.04% to 109.82, while EUR/JPY rose 0.06% to 131.88.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.12% at 92.17.
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