Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.78%

Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.78%

Investing.com – Japan stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Steel, Railway&Bus and Textile sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 added 0.78%.

The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. (TYO:5801), which rose 3.84% or 119.00 points to trade at 3,214.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Tokyo Electric Power Co., Inc. (TYO:9501) added 3.93% or 37.50 points to end at 987.50 and Fujitsu Ltd. (TYO:6702) was up 3.50% or 83.50 points to 2,468.50 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Sharp Corp (TYO:6753), which fell 3.18% or 27.10 points to trade at 823.30 at the close. DeNA Co Ltd (TYO:2432) declined 1.43% or 22.50 points to end at 1,556.50 and Advantest Corp. (TYO:6857) was down 1.22% or 74.00 points to 5,963.00.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2455 to 1179 and 238 ended unchanged.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 9.93% to 21.48.

Crude oil for May delivery was down 1.56% or 1.36 to $85.55 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in June fell 1.60% or 1.46 to hit $89.71 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.44% or 10.25 to trade at $2,355.65 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.14% to 151.82, while EUR/JPY rose 0.11% to 164.44.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.06% at 104.14.

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