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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.67%

Published 2021/02/25, 09:35
© Reuters.  Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.67%

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 1.67%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (T:7003), which rose 7.83% or 35.0 points to trade at 482.0 at the close. Nikon Corp. (T:7731) added 7.04% or 64.0 points to end at 973.0 and Fanuc Corp. (T:6954) was up 5.65% or 1485.0 points to 27785.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Aeon Co., Ltd. (T:8267), which lost 4.93% or 174.0 points to trade at 3354.0 in late trade. Suzuki Motor Corp. (T:7269) declined 3.30% or 164.0 points to end at 4805.0 and Seven & i Holdings Co., Ltd. (T:3382) shed 2.50% or 107.0 points to 4168.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2308 to 1239 and 217 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 26.53.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for April delivery was up 0.47% or 0.30 to $63.52 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in May rose 0.50% or 0.33 to hit $66.51 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.39% or 7.00 to trade at $1790.90 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.15% to 106.02, while EUR/JPY rose 0.22% to 129.03.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.15% at 90.037.

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