(C) Reuters. Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.03%
At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 lost 0.03%.
The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Eisai Co., Ltd. (T:4523), which rose 7.00% or 700.0 points to trade at 10700.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd. (T:4568) added 3.06% or 76.5 points to end at 2573.5 and Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (T:4519) was up 2.60% or 111.0 points to 4378.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Kubota Corp. (T:6326), which fell 4.49% or 107.0 points to trade at 2278.0 at the close. Marui Group Co., Ltd. (T:8252) declined 3.77% or 85.0 points to end at 2169.0 and Komatsu Ltd. (T:6301) was down 3.24% or 102.0 points to 3043.0.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2145 to 1306 and 283 ended unchanged.
The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 19.73.
Crude oil for July delivery was up 0.13% or 0.09 to $70.38 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in August rose 0.12% or 0.09 to hit $72.61 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.38% or 7.25 to trade at $1903.65 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.12% to 109.44, while EUR/JPY rose 0.18% to 133.26.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.03% at 90.055.
Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.03%
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