(C) Reuters. Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.35%
At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 declined 0.35%.
The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Eisai Co., Ltd. (T:4523), which rose 16.26% or 1504.0 points to trade at 10755.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Sumitomo Realty & Development Co. (T:8830) added 7.55% or 290.0 points to end at 4130.0 and Mitsubishi Estate Co Ltd (T:8802) was up 4.05% or 75.0 points to 1926.5 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T:9107), which fell 4.54% or 155.0 points to trade at 3260.0 at the close. Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (T:7012) declined 3.68% or 97.0 points to end at 2539.0 and Nissan Chemical Industries, Ltd. (T:4021) was down 3.65% or 210.0 points to 5540.0.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 1855 to 1661 and 223 ended unchanged.
The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 20.15.
Crude oil for July delivery was up 0.47% or 0.33 to $70.38 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in August rose 0.43% or 0.31 to hit $72.53 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.03% or 0.65 to trade at $1893.75 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.04% to 109.45, while EUR/JPY rose 0.04% to 133.31.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.02% at 90.058.
Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.35%
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