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Title: Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.41%

Feb 18, 2022 02:35PM ET

By: AnalysisWatch

Japan's stocks were lower after the close on Friday as losses in the real estate, mining, chemicals, oil, and plastics sectors led shares lower.

At the close of trading in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 was down 0.41%.

Among the best performers on the Nikkei 225 was Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd., which rose 3.98%, or 360.0 points, to close at 9400.0 points. Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. gained 3.45%, or 260.0 points, to close at 7800.0, while Nippon Yusen K.K. gained 2.80%, or 280.0 points, to 10280.0 in late trade.

Fanuc Corp. was the worst performer, falling 5.79%, or 1320.0 points, to close at 21460.0 in late trade. Nikon Corp. fell 4.25%, or 58.0 points, to 1307.0, and Trend Micro Inc. dropped 3.67%, or 220.0 points, to 5780.0.

On the Tokyo Stock Exchange, there were more falling than rising shares in 1947, 1554 to 275, ending unchanged.

Fanuc Corporation shares fell to a 52-week low, losing 5.79%, or 1320.0 to 21460.0.

Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, fell 13.43% to 24.36.

Crude oil for delivery in March fell 0.82%, or $0.75, to $91.01 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodity trading, Brent oil for delivery in April fell 0.79%, or $0.73, to $92.24 a barrel, while the April gold futures contract fell 0.42%, or $8.05, to settle at $1893.95 a troy ounce.

The USD/JPY rose 0.11% to 115.06, while the EUR/JPY gained 0.21% to 130.84.

Futures on the US dollar index fell 0.06% to 95.750.

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