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Title: Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.56%

Apr 01, 2022 03:35AM ET

By: AnalysisWatch

Japan's stocks were down after the close on Friday as losses in the mining, chemicals, petroleum, plastics, and fishing sectors led shares lower.

At the close of trading in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 was down 0.56%.

Among the best performers on the Nikkei 225 were shares of Konami Corp., which gained 3.23%, or 250.00 points, to close at 8,000.00. 2.91%, or 120.00 points, to close at 4,250.00 points, while Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co. Ltd. gained 2.73%, or 33.00 points, to 1,241.00 points in late trade.

Nippon Yusen K.K. was the worst performer, falling 6.88% or 740.00 points to close at 10,020.00 points. Citizen Holdings Co., Ltd dropped 5.76% or 30.00 points to 491.00, while Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd dropped 4.99% or 400.00 points to 7,620.00.

On the Tokyo Stock Exchange, falling stocks outweighed rising ones from 1804 to 1721, and 245 ended unchanged.

Konami Corp. shares rose to a 5-year high, up 3.23%, or 250.00 to $8,000.00.

Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, fell 3.66% to 22.37, a new 1-month low.

The price of crude oil for delivery in May fell 1.80%, or $1.81, to $98.47 a barrel.

Elsewhere in commodity trading, Brent oil for delivery in June fell 1.58%, or $1.65, to $103.06 a barrel, while the April gold futures contract fell 0.99%, or $19.30, to settle at $1,929.90 a troy ounce.

The USD/JPY rose 0.74% to 122.57, while the EUR/JPY rose 0.60% to 135.46.

Futures on the US dollar index rose 0.23% to 98.59.

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