Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.96%
Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Paper & Pulp , Railway & Bus and Real Estate sectors propelled shares higher.
At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 0.96% to hit a new 6-month high.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd. (T: 7735 ), which rose 8.33% or 490.0 points to trade at 6370.0 at the close. Advantest Corp. (T: 6857 ) added 5.37% or 280.0 points to end at 5490.0 and Unitika, Ltd. (T: 3103 ) was up 5.36% or 20.0 points to 393.0 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Aeon Co., Ltd. (T: 8267 ), which lost 3.38% or 99.5 points to trade at 2840.0 in late trade. Mitsubishi Motors Corp. (T: 7211 ) declined 2.88% or 7.0 points to end at 236.0 and Tokyo Electric Power Co., Inc. (T: 9501 ) shed 2.33% or 7.0 points to 293.0.
Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1990 to 1497 and 211 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 21.13.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for November delivery was up 1.05% or 0.42 to $40.37 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in December rose 1.21% or 0.51 to hit $42.50 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.29% or 5.55 to trade at $1896.35 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.01% to 105.97, while EUR/JPY rose 0.08% to 124.72.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.09% at 93.593.
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