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Title: Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.41%

Apr 26, 2022 03:35AM ET

By: AnalysisWatch

Japan's stocks gained after the close Tuesday as gains in the marine transportation, steel and rubber sectors drove shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 was up 0.41%.

Among the best performers on the Nikkei 225 were shares of Z Holdings Corp, which rose 4.40%, or 21.90 points, to close at 519.20. Softbank Group Corp rose 4.13%, or 206.00 points, to 5,195.00 in late trading, while Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd rose 3.36%, or 31.00 points, to 953.00.

Sumitomo Metal Mining Co. Ltd. was the worst performer, falling 6.83%, or 401.00 points, to close at 5,468.00 in late trading. Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. fell 6.36%, or 262.00 points, to close at 3,860.00 and DOWA Holdings Co., Ltd. fell 4.05%, or 230.00 points, to close at 5,450.00.

On the Tokyo Stock Exchange, rising stocks outweighed falling ones by 2108 to 1369, and 273 closed unchanged.

The Nikkei Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, rose 20.33% to 27.40, reaching a new 1-month high.

The price of crude oil for delivery in June rose 0.06%, or 0.06, to $98.60 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodity trading, Brent crude for July delivery rose 0.29%, or $0.30, to $102.46 a barrel, while June gold futures rose 0.16%, or $3.00, to $1,899.00 a troy ounce.

The USD/JPY fell 0.20% to 127.86, while the EUR/JPY fell 0.35% to 136.75.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up to 101.82 which is 0.06% higher.

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