Tuesday, September 25, 2018

© Reuters.  Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.96%© Reuters. Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.96%

Investing.com – Japan stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Precision Instruments, Glass and Shipbuilding sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 added 1.96% to hit a new 1-month high.

The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were NKSJ Holdings, Inc. (T:8630), which rose 4.67% or 202.0 points to trade at 4529.0 at the close. Meanwhile, J.Front Retailing Co., Ltd. (T:3086) added 4.61% or 66.0 points to end at 1497.0 and Yamato Holdings Co., Ltd. (T:9064) was up 4.11% or 91.5 points to 2316.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Asahi Glass Co., Ltd. (T:5201), which fell 1.54% or 65.0 points to trade at 4165.0 at the close. Toshiba Corp. (T:6502) declined 1.25% or 4.0 points to end at 315.5 and The Japan Steel Works, Ltd. (T:5631) was down 0.49% or 13.0 points to 2615.0.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2702 to 615 and 176 ended unchanged.

Shares in NKSJ Holdings, Inc. (T:8630) rose to 52-week highs; up 4.67% or 202.0 to 4529.0.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 1.51% to 14.09.

Crude oil for November delivery was up 0.34% or 0.17 to $50.52 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in November rose 0.07% or 0.04 to hit $55.52 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.10% or 1.29 to trade at $1312.09 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.12% to 111.69, while EUR/JPY rose 0.36% to 133.85.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.12% at 91.70.

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