Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.92%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.92%

Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Automobiles & Parts , Mining and Shipbuilding sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 declined 0.92% to hit a new 3-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were The Kansai Electric Power Co. (T: 9503 ), which rose 3.99% or 50.5 points to trade at 1316.0 at the close. Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd. (T: 4568 ) added 3.67% or 193.0 points to end at 5448.0 and Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc. (T: 9502 ) was up 3.10% or 46.0 points to 1527.5 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Credit Saison Co., Ltd. (T: 8253 ), which lost 7.26% or 85.0 points to trade at 1085.0 in late trade. Softbank Group Corp. (T: 9984 ) declined 6.35% or 651.0 points to end at 9599.0 and Idemitsu Kosan Co Ltd (T: 5019 ) shed 5.66% or 174.0 points to 2901.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 3059 to 548 and 133 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 8.40% to 20.25.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for July delivery was down 0.97% or 0.52 to $52.98 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in August fell 1.50% or 0.93 to hit $61.06 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.58% or 7.65 to trade at $1318.75 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.05% to 108.21, while EUR/JPY fell 0.24% to 120.88.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.03% at 97.640.

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