Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.26%

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

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 gained 0.26% to hit a new 52-week high.

The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Terumo Corp. (T:4543), which rose 13.44% or 476.0 points to trade at 4018.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd. (T:3099) added 11.69% or 107.0 points to end at 1022.0 and Kirin Holdings Co., Ltd. (T:2503) was up 9.55% or 219.5 points to 2518.5 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Shiseido Co., Ltd. (T:4911), which fell 8.34% or 748.0 points to trade at 8218.0 at the close. Rakuten Inc (T:4755) declined 4.50% or 48.0 points to end at 1018.0 and Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd. (T:6976) was down 3.32% or 100.0 points to 2910.0.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 1819 to 1696 and 256 ended unchanged.

Shares in Terumo Corp. (T:4543) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 13.44% or 476.0 to 4018.0.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 14.33.

Crude oil for December delivery was down 0.84% or 0.48 to $56.67 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in January fell 0.64% or 0.40 to hit $61.89 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.24% or 3.55 to trade at $1469.95 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.01% to 109.28, while EUR/JPY rose 0.04% to 120.77.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.02% at 97.970.



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