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Title: Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.16%

Sep 12, 2022 03:35AM ET

By: AnalysisWatch

Japan stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Power, Gas & Water and Pharmaceutical Industry sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 gained 1.16%.

The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd, which rose 4.70% or 56.00 points to trade at 1,247.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Keisei Electric Railway Co., Ltd. added 3.56% or 135.00 points to end at 3,930.00 and West Japan Railway Co. (TYO:9021) was up 3.37% or 180.00 points to 5,527.00 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Chiyoda Corp., which fell 2.38% or 10.00 points to trade at 410.00 at the close. JGC Corp. declined 1.99% or 40.00 points to end at 1,969.00 and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. was down 1.77% or 94.00 points to 5,210.00.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2403 to 1105 and 289 ended unchanged.

Shares in Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd. rose to 3-years highs; up 4.70% or 56.00 to 1,247.00. Shares in Keisei Electric Railway Co., Ltd. rose to 52-week highs; up 3.56% or 135.00 to 3,930.00.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 2.84% to 19.49.

Crude oil for October delivery was down 0.14% or 0.12 to $86.67 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in November rose 0.02% or 0.02 to hit $92.86 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.43% or 7.35 to trade at $1,735.95 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.21% to 142.82, while EUR/JPY rose 1.80% to 145.65.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 1.04% at 107.60.

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