Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 2.61%

12 Feb 2019

Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 2.61%

– Japan stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Machinery, Glass and Automobiles & Parts sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 gained 2.61%.

The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd. (T:6976), which rose 20.20% or 400.0 points to trade at 2380.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Haseko Corp (T:1808) added 15.96% or 187.00 points to end at 1359.00 and Tokai Carbon Co., Ltd. (T:5301) was up 13.62% or 194.0 points to 1618.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Toshiba Corp. (T:6502), which fell 5.89% or 200.0 points to trade at 3195.0 at the close. JX Holdings, Inc. (T:5020) declined 4.93% or 27.5 points to end at 530.0 and Sumitomo Osaka Cement Co., Ltd. (T:5232) was down 4.87% or 230.0 points to 4490.0.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2770 to 764 and 164 ended unchanged.

Shares in JX Holdings, Inc. (T:5020) fell to 52-week lows; losing 4.93% or 27.5 to 530.0.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 15.51% to 19.81.

Crude oil for March delivery was up 0.63% or 0.33 to $52.74 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in April rose 0.60% or 0.37 to hit $61.88 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract rose 0.26% or 3.35 to trade at $1315.25 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.19% to 110.58, while EUR/JPY rose 0.15% to 124.62.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.05% at 96.903.

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