Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.08%

Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.08%

imageStock Markets1 hour ago (Mar 04, 2020 02:35AM ET)

(C) Reuters. Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.08%

Investing.com – Japan stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Paper & Pulp, Railway & Bus and Real Estate sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 added 0.08%.

The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were KDDI Corp. (T:9433), which rose 5.57% or 170.0 points to trade at 3220.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Toho Co., Ltd. (T:9602) added 3.70% or 125.0 points to end at 3505.0 and Tokyu Fudosan (T:3289) was up 3.24% or 23.0 points to 732.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were The Chiba Bank, Ltd. (T:8331), which fell 3.82% or 20.0 points to trade at 504.0 at the close. Aozora Bank, Ltd. (T:8304) declined 3.62% or 98.0 points to end at 2612.0 and Aeon Co., Ltd. (T:8267) was down 3.55% or 72.5 points to 1968.0.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 1917 to 1665 and 187 ended unchanged.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 37.80.

Crude oil for April delivery was up 0.57% or 0.27 to $47.45 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in May rose 0.37% or 0.19 to hit $52.05 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.43% or 7.05 to trade at $1637.35 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.40% to 107.55, while EUR/JPY rose 0.24% to 119.95.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.18% at 97.297.

Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.08%

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