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

Aug 08, 2022 03:35AM ET

By: AnalysisWatch

Japan stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Precision Instruments, Food and Transportation Equipment sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 0.26% to hit a new 3-months high.

The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd. (TYO:5202), which rose 17.72% or 70.00 points to trade at 465.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Fujikura Ltd. (TYO:5803) added 16.07% or 126.00 points to end at 910.00 and Suzuki Motor Corp. (TYO:7269) was up 10.44% or 451.00 points to 4,772.00 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd. (TYO:3863), which fell 7.17% or 69.00 points to trade at 894.00 at the close. MS&AD Insurance Group Holdings (TYO:8725) declined 6.42% or 276.00 points to end at 4,023.00 and Tokio Marine Holdings, Inc. (TYO:8766) was down 4.86% or 374.00 points to 7,326.00.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 1842 to 1664 and 274 ended unchanged.

Shares in Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd. (TYO:3863) fell to all time lows; falling 7.17% or 69.00 to 894.00. Shares in Fujikura Ltd. (TYO:5803) rose to 3-years highs; up 16.07% or 126.00 to 910.00.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 5.71% to 20.35.

Crude oil for September delivery was up 0.70% or 0.62 to $89.63 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in October rose 0.65% or 0.62 to hit $95.54 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.17% or 3.05 to trade at $1,794.25 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.08% to 135.07, while EUR/JPY rose 0.30% to 137.82.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.27% at 106.20.

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