Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.05%

Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.05%

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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 gained 0.05% to hit a new 5-year high.

The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Fujikura Ltd. (T:5803), which rose 7.36% or 31.0 points to trade at 452.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Tokyo Dome Corp. (T:9681) added 6.67% or 90.0 points to end at 1440.0 and Honda Motor Co Ltd (T:7267) was up 5.09% or 147.5 points to 3047.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Recruit Holdings Co Ltd (T:6098), which fell 4.75% or 203.0 points to trade at 4070.0 at the close. Yamato Holdings Co., Ltd. (T:9064) declined 3.11% or 84.0 points to end at 2616.0 and Suzuki Motor Corp. (T:7269) was down 2.41% or 135.0 points to 5457.0.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 1994 to 1501 and 218 ended unchanged.

Shares in Tokyo Dome Corp. (T:9681) rose to 5-year highs; rising 6.67% or 90.0 to 1440.0.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 22.13.

Crude oil for January delivery was down 0.36% or 0.16 to $44.39 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in February fell 0.23% or 0.11 to hit $47.31 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.09% or 1.55 to trade at $1817.35 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.18% to 104.48, while EUR/JPY rose 0.28% to 126.25.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.17% at 91.138.

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