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Title: Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.79%

Feb 15, 2022 02:35AM ET

By: AnalysisWatch

Japan's stocks were weaker after the close on Tuesday as losses in the rubber, electrical machinery, and machinery sectors led shares to lower.

At the close of trading in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 was down 0.79%.

Among the best performers on the Nikkei 225 were Nippon Express Co., Ltd., which rose 8.01%, or 540.0 points, to close at 728.0 points. Dentsu Inc. gained 7.32%, or 315.0 points, to close at 4620.01, while Kirin Holdings Co., Ltd. gained 4.21%, or 80.0 points, to 1978.0 in late trade.

Kubota Corp. was the worst performer, falling 12.62%, or 297.5 points, to close at 2060.5 in late trade. Recruit Holdings Co, Ltd fell 12.46% or 718.0 points to close at 5046.0 and MS & AD Insurance Group Holdings fell 5.78% or 241.0 points to 3928.0.

On the Tokyo Stock Exchange, falling stocks outweighed rising ones by 2280 to 1315, and 201 ended unchanged.

Kubota Corp shares fell to a 52-week low, down 12.62% or 297.5 to 2060.5, while Dentsu Inc shares rose to a 52-week high, up 7.32% or 315.0 to 4620.

The Nikkei Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, rose 21.21% to 26.63.

Crude oil for delivery in March fell 0.95%, or $0.91, to $94.55 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodity trading, Brent oil for delivery in April fell 0.90%, or $0.87, to $95.61 a barrel, while the April gold futures contract rose 0.55%, or 10.30, to $1879.70 a troy ounce.

The EUR/USD fell 0.04% to 130.55, while the EUR/JPY gained 0.04% to 115.31.

US dollar index futures fell 0.20% to 96.168.

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