© Reuters. Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.37%
Investing.com – Japan stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Tokyo, the added 0.37%.
The best performers of the session on the were Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (TYO:), which rose 6.66% or 196.00 points to trade at 3,140.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd. (TYO:) added 6.52% or 270.00 points to end at 4,410.00 and Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd. (TYO:) was up 5.79% or 790.00 points to 14,430.00 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Isuzu Motors, Ltd. (TYO:), which fell 3.50% or 59.00 points to trade at 1,627.00 at the close. Inpex Corp. (TYO:) declined 3.20% or 50.00 points to end at 1,511.00 and Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (TYO:) was down 3.16% or 16.00 points to 490.00.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2587 to 1056 and 205 ended unchanged.
Shares in Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd. (TYO:) rose to all time highs; gaining 5.79% or 790.00 to 14,430.00.
The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 3.60% to 19.00.
Crude oil for July delivery was up 0.29% or 0.21 to $72.04 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in July rose 0.09% or 0.07 to hit $76.33 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.46% or 8.90 to trade at $1,952.60 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.26% to 139.69, while EUR/JPY fell 0.16% to 149.98.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.16% at 104.00.
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