Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.64%

Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.64%

Investing.com – Japan stocks were lower after the close on Monday, as losses in the Rubber, Real Estate and Retail sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 lost 0.64%.

The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Tokio Marine Holdings, Inc. (TYO:8766), which rose 5.71% or 200.00 points to trade at 3,700.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Mitsui Engineering&Shipbuilding (TYO:7003) added 5.14% or 25.00 points to end at 511.00 and Panasonic Corp (TYO:6752) was up 4.78% or 71.50 points to 1,568.50 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Mazda Motor Corp (TYO:7261), which fell 5.88% or 105.00 points to trade at 1,681.50 at the close. Odakyu Electric Railway Co., Ltd. (TYO:9007) declined 4.17% or 94.50 points to end at 2,172.00 and MS&AD Insurance Group Holdings (TYO:8725) was down 3.93% or 220.00 points to 5,380.00.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 1848 to 1803 and 225 ended unchanged.

Shares in Tokio Marine Holdings, Inc. (TYO:8766) rose to all time highs; rising 5.71% or 200.00 to 3,700.00.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 2.51% to 18.28 a new 1-month low.

Crude oil for January delivery was up 1.05% or 0.80 to $76.84 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in January rose 1.00% or 0.81 to hit $81.42 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.09% or 1.85 to trade at $1,982.85 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.30% to 149.16, while EUR/JPY fell 0.25% to 162.84.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.18% at 103.61.

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