Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.61% By Investing.com

© Reuters. Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.61%

Investing.com – Japan stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the fell 1.61%.

The best performers of the session on the were Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd. (T:), which rose 5.19% or 38.0 points to trade at 770.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Takashimaya Co., Ltd. (T:) added 4.94% or 52.0 points to end at 1104.0 and J.Front Retailing Co., Ltd. (T:) was up 4.64% or 47.0 points to 1059.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd. (T:), which fell 7.26% or 680.0 points to trade at 8690.0 at the close. Trend Micro Inc. (T:) declined 5.85% or 330.0 points to end at 5310.0 and Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd. (T:) was down 5.65% or 330.0 points to 5510.0.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2420 to 1178 and 156 ended unchanged.

Shares in Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd. (T:) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 5.19% or 38.0 to 770.0. Shares in Takashimaya Co., Ltd. (T:) rose to 52-week highs; rising 4.94% or 52.0 to 1104.0.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 24.95.

Crude oil for April delivery was down 0.32% or 0.20 to $61.47 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in May fell 0.06% or 0.04 to hit $64.44 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.05% or 0.90 to trade at $1805.00 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.26% to 105.52, while EUR/JPY rose 0.32% to 128.27.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.11% at 90.065.

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