Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.27% By Investing.com


Investing.com – Japan stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the rose 1.27%.

The best performers of the session on the were Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co Ltd (TYO:), which rose 6.64% or 19.00 points to trade at 305.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Tokyo Electric Power Co., Inc. (TYO:) added 6.11% or 54.10 points to end at 939.60 and IHI Corp. (TYO:) was up 5.72% or 219.00 points to 4,048.00 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Tokyo Electron Ltd. (TYO:), which fell 2.52% or 870.00 points to trade at 33,630.00 at the close. Omron Cor (TYO:) declined 1.83% or 96.00 points to end at 5,138.00 and Bandai Namco Holdings Inc (TYO:) was down 1.65% or 48.00 points to 2,862.00.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 3143 to 554 and 176 ended unchanged.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 4.88% to 17.62.

Crude oil for July delivery was down 0.17% or 0.13 to $77.78 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in August fell 0.04% or 0.03 to hit $81.85 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.09% or 2.20 to trade at $2,364.30 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.08% to 156.93, while EUR/JPY fell 0.05% to 169.78.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.14% at 104.80.

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