© Reuters. Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.29%
Investing.com – Japan stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.
At the close in Tokyo, the declined 0.29%.
The best performers of the session on the were Fast Retailing Co., Ltd. (TYO:), which rose 8.83% or 5,260.00 points to trade at 64,810.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Toho Zinc Co., Ltd. (TYO:) added 3.63% or 110.00 points to end at 3,140.00 and Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (TYO:) was up 3.16% or 72.00 points to 2,347.00 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Tokyo Electron Ltd. (TYO:), which fell 4.99% or 2,830.00 points to trade at 53,880.00 at the close. Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd. (TYO:) declined 4.74% or 510.00 points to end at 10,260.00 and Advantest Corp. (TYO:) was down 4.04% or 350.00 points to 8,320.00.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2548 to 971 and 227 ended unchanged.
The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 8.79% to 20.85.
Crude oil for May delivery was up 2.17% or 2.26 to $106.51 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in June fell 0.09% or 0.10 to hit $111.23 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.61% or 12.20 to trade at $1,972.50 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.48% to 126.47, while EUR/JPY rose 0.30% to 136.69.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.39% at 100.30.