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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.45%

Published 2020/01/17, 09:35
© Reuters.  Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.45%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Paper & Pulp, Railway & Bus and Real Estate sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 0.45% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Mazda Motor Corp (T:7261), which rose 5.77% or 55.0 points to trade at 1008.0 at the close. Fuji Electric Co., Ltd. (T:6504) added 5.61% or 190.0 points to end at 3575.0 and Yokogawa Electric Corp. (T:6841) was up 4.97% or 99.0 points to 2089.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd. (T:6976), which lost 2.98% or 105.0 points to trade at 3420.0 in late trade. The Kansai Electric Power Co. (T:9503) declined 2.86% or 35.5 points to end at 1207.0 and CyberAgent Inc (T:4751) shed 2.52% or 95.0 points to 3675.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1970 to 1550 and 265 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 13.90.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for February delivery was up 0.21% or 0.12 to $58.64 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in March rose 0.20% or 0.13 to hit $64.75 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.30% or 4.65 to trade at $1555.15 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.08% to 110.23, while EUR/JPY rose 0.10% to 122.76.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.01% at 97.055.

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