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Title: Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.83%

Feb 17, 2022 02:35 AM ET

By: AnalysisWatch

Japan's stocks were lower after the close on Thursday 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 0.83%.

Pacific Metals Co. Ltd. was the best performer in the Nikkei 225, gaining 4.74% or 150.0 points to close at 3315. Hitachi Ltd. gained 4.17%, or 246.0 points, to close at 6150.0, while Mitsubishi Corp. gained 3.39%, or 135.0 points, to 4120.0 in late trade.

Recruit Holdings Co Ltd was the worst performer in the session, falling 5.76% or 295.0 points to close at 4828.0 points in late trade. Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. was down 3.66%, or 147.0 points, to 3868.0, while Z Holdings Corp was down 3.53%, or 20.0 points, to 546.3.

On the Tokyo Stock Exchange, falling stocks outweighed rising ones by 2470 to 1088, with 211 ending unchanged.

Pacific Metals Co., Ltd.'s shares rose 4.74%, or 150.0 to 331.0, to a three-year high, while Mitsubishi Corp shares rose 3.39%, or 135.0 to 4120.0, to an all-time high.

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

Crude oil for delivery in March fell 1.09%, or 1.02, to $92.64 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodity trading, Brent oil for April delivery fell 1.18%, or 1.12, to $93.69 a barrel, while April gold futures rose 0.32%, or 6.05, to $1877.55 a troy ounce.

The USD/JPY fell 0.15% to 115.29, while the EUR/JPY fell 0.21% to 131.03.

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