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Title Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.23%

Jun 24, 2022 03:35AM ET

By: AnlysisWatch

Japan stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Real Estate, Food and Transport sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 gained 1.23%.

The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Ajinomoto Co., Inc. (TYO:2802), which rose 6.47% or 199.00 points to trade at 3,273.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Kao Corp. (TYO:4452) added 5.50% or 295.00 points to end at 5,660.00 and Shionogi & Co., Ltd. (TYO:4507) was up 4.98% or 319.00 points to 6,727.00 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Mitsubishi Motors Corp. (TYO:7211), which fell 8.61% or 42.00 points to trade at 446.00 at the close. IHI Corp. (TYO:7013) declined 5.30% or 200.00 points to end at 3,575.00 and T&D Holdings, Inc. (TYO:8795) was down 3.39% or 55.00 points to 1,567.00.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2617 to 948 and 213 ended unchanged.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 1.03% to 24.46.

Crude oil for August delivery was down 0.29% or 0.30 to $103.97 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in August fell 0.47% or 0.52 to hit $109.53 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.15% or 2.70 to trade at $1,827.10 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.24% to 134.60, while EUR/JPY fell 0.21% to 141.70.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.10% at 104.09.

Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.23%

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