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Title: Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 2.23%

Feb 14, 2022 02:35AM ET

By: AnalysisWatch

Japan's stocks were lower after the close on Monday as losses in the transportation equipment, rubber, and non-metallic minerals sectors led shares to lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 fell 2.23%.

Toho Zinc Co Ltd had the best performance on the Nikkei 225, rising 7.80% or 194.0 points to close at 2682.0 points. Inpex Corp. gained 6.56%, or 75.0 points, to close at 1218.0 points, while Kajima Corp. gained 5.88%, or 86.0 points, to close at 1548.0 points in late trade.

Bridgestone Corp. was the worst performer, falling 8.92% or 469.0 points to close at 4789.0 points in late trade. Showa Denko K.K. fell 6.96% or 172.0 points to 2298.0 and Amada Co., Ltd. lost 5.30% or 59.0 points to 1055.0.

On the Tokyo Stock Exchange, falling stocks outweighed rising ones, 2722 to 891, and 180 ended unchanged.

Shares of Inpex Corp. rose to a 3-year high, gaining 6.56%, or 75.0 points, to 1218.0.

Shares of Amada Co., Ltd. fell to a 52-week low, down 5.30%, or 59.0 to 1055.0.

The Nikkei Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, rose 0.27% to 21.97.

Crude oil for delivery in March rose 1.35%, or 1.26, to $94.36 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodity trading, Brent oil for delivery in April rose 1.20%, or 1.13, to $95.57 a barrel, while the April gold futures contract gained 0.71%, or 13.10, to $1855.10 a troy ounce.

The USD/JPY fell 0.03% to 115.38, while the EUR/JPY fell 0.06% to 130.90.

US dollar index futures fell 0.02% to 96.052.

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