Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.30%

Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.30%

© Reuters.  Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.30% © Reuters. Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.30%

Investing.com – Japan stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Paper & Pulp, and Real Estate sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 0.30%.

The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Chiyoda Corp. (T:6366), which rose 11.90% or 30.0 points to trade at 282.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (T:7012) added 11.04% or 198.0 points to end at 1991.0 and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (T:7011) was up 7.55% or 207.0 points to 2949.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Yamaha Corp. (T:7951), which fell 4.82% or 310.0 points to trade at 6120.0 at the close. Nippon Electric Glass Co., Ltd. (T:5214) declined 3.48% or 83.0 points to end at 2301.0 and DeNA Co Ltd (T:2432) was down 3.28% or 64.0 points to 1886.0.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2236 to 1263 and 230 ended unchanged.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 18.88 a new 1-month low.

Crude oil for January delivery was up 1.22% or 0.57 to $47.14 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in February rose 1.18% or 0.59 to hit $50.56 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.38% or 6.95 to trade at $1836.65 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.03% to 103.97, while EUR/JPY rose 0.26% to 126.28.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.33% at 90.627.

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