Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.15%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.15%

Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Food , Gas & Water and Finance & Investment sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 added 0.15%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Eisai Co., Ltd. (TYO: 4523 ), which rose 5.18% or 495.00 points to trade at 10,050.00 at the close. Fast Retailing Co., Ltd. (TYO: 9983 ) added 3.11% or 2,530.00 points to end at 83,890.00 and Yaskawa Electric Corp. (TYO: 6506 ) was up 3.09% or 140.00 points to 4,665.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included T&D Holdings, Inc. (TYO: 8795 ), which lost 3.16% or 50.00 points to trade at 1,531.00 in late trade. Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd. (TYO: 6703 ) declined 3.14% or 23.00 points to end at 709.00 and Nikon Corp. (TYO: 7731 ) shed 3.10% or 40.00 points to 1,250.00.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2279 to 1259 and 280 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 5.57% to 19.89.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for January delivery was up 0.88% or 0.70 to $80.68 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in February rose 0.81% or 0.69 to hit $86.26 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.25% or 4.60 to trade at $1,814.20 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.42% to 134.87, while EUR/JPY rose 0.66% to 142.46.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.19% at 104.31.

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