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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.12%

Published 20-02-2018, 01:15 pm
© Reuters.  Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.12%

Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Rubber, Mining and Insurance sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 fell 1.12%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Pioneer Corp. (T:6773), which rose 3.03% or 6.0 points to trade at 204.0 at the close. Matsui Securities Co., Ltd. (T:8628) added 2.55% or 27.0 points to end at 1085.0 and Chiyoda Corp. (T:6366) was up 2.48% or 26.0 points to 1076.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Yamaha Motor Co Ltd (T:7272), which lost 2.97% or 105.0 points to trade at 3430.0 in late trade. Kikkoman Corp. (T:2801) declined 2.97% or 130.0 points to end at 4250.0 and Kubota Corp. (T:6326) shed 2.92% or 59.5 points to 1979.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1770 to 1574 and 215 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 5.41% to 22.21.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for April delivery was up 0.99% or 0.61 to $62.16 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in April fell 0.24% or 0.16 to hit $65.51 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 1.14% or 15.40 to trade at $1340.80 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.38% to 106.99, while EUR/JPY rose 0.01% to 132.26.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.40% at 89.44.

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