Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.97% By Investing.com

January 18, 2021 0 By boss

© Reuters. Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.97%

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

At the close in Tokyo, the lost 0.97%.

The best performers of the session on the were Denso Corp. (T:), which rose 2.07% or 119.0 points to trade at 5858.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Hitachi Zosen Corp. (T:) added 2.02% or 13.0 points to end at 656.0 and CyberAgent Inc (T:) was up 1.93% or 140.0 points to 7400.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Nikon Corp. (T:), which fell 6.81% or 56.0 points to trade at 766.0 at the close. Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd. (T:) declined 6.61% or 43.0 points to end at 608.0 and J.Front Retailing Co., Ltd. (T:) was down 5.62% or 50.0 points to 840.0.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 1884 to 1616 and 223 ended unchanged.

Shares in CyberAgent Inc (T:) rose to all time highs; up 1.93% or 140.0 to 7400.0.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 23.04 a new 1-month high.

Crude oil for March delivery was down 0.31% or 0.16 to $52.26 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in March fell 0.42% or 0.23 to hit $54.87 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.27% or 5.00 to trade at $1834.90 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.12% to 103.75, while EUR/JPY fell 0.16% to 125.30.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.07% at 90.820.

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