Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.22%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.22%

Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Electrical/Machinery , Finance & Investment and Automobiles & Parts sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 fell 0.22%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Fuji Electric Co., Ltd. (T: 6504 ), which rose 8.28% or 300.0 points to trade at 3925.0 at the close. Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd. (T: 4568 ) added 5.91% or 306.0 points to end at 5481.0 and Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T: 9107 ) was up 5.25% or 80.5 points to 1612.5 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Advantest Corp. (T: 6857 ), which lost 8.85% or 305.0 points to trade at 3140.0 in late trade. Mitsubishi Logistics Corp. (T: 9301 ) declined 4.41% or 137.0 points to end at 2968.0 and DeNA Co Ltd (T: 2432 ) shed 3.88% or 70.0 points to 1735.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2089 to 1402 and 235 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 5.40% to 16.40.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for June delivery was down 0.43% or 0.28 to $64.93 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in June fell 0.17% or 0.13 to hit $74.22 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.35% or 4.45 to trade at $1284.15 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.00% to 111.62, while EUR/JPY rose 0.13% to 124.39.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.10% at 97.817.

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