Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.37%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.37%

Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Mining , Chemical, Petroleum & Plastic and Transportation Equipment sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 lost 0.37%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co Ltd (T: 4506 ), which rose 2.93% or 81.0 points to trade at 2849.0 at the close. Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd. (T: 4568 ) added 2.78% or 110.0 points to end at 4060.0 and Terumo Corp. (T: 4543 ) was up 2.14% or 143.0 points to 6827.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Inpex Corp. (T: 1605 ), which lost 3.84% or 43.5 points to trade at 1090.5 in late trade. Nissan Chemical Industries, Ltd. (T: 4021 ) declined 3.09% or 180.0 points to end at 5640.0 and Kubota Corp. (T: 6326 ) shed 2.90% or 45.5 points to 1526.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2101 to 1387 and 229 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 0.41% to 17.04.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for April delivery was down 0.36% or 0.20 to $55.28 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in May fell 0.05% or 0.03 to hit $64.88 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.20% or 2.65 to trade at $1326.85 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.20% to 110.84, while EUR/JPY fell 0.21% to 125.88.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.00% at 96.268.

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