Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 unchanged
Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Friday, as in the sectors propelled shares .
At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 unchanged 0.00%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd. (T: 7735 ), which rose 5.96% or 330.0 points to trade at 5870.0 at the close. Chiyoda Corp. (T: 6366 ) added 5.57% or 19.0 points to end at 360.0 and Minebea Mitsumi Inc (T: 6479 ) was up 4.53% or 87.0 points to 2007.0 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Yamato Holdings Co., Ltd. (T: 9064 ), which lost 10.49% or 283.5 points to trade at 2418.5 in late trade. Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd. (T: 1925 ) declined 5.06% or 151.5 points to end at 2844.0 and Seven & i Holdings Co., Ltd. (T: 3382 ) shed 3.96% or 152.0 points to 3685.0.
Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1947 to 1511 and 247 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 5.73% to 14.82 a new 6-month low.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for May delivery was up 0.38% or 0.24 to $64.00 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in June fell 0.04% or 0.03 to hit $71.95 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.01% or 0.01 to trade at $1277.90 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.04% to 111.91, while EUR/JPY rose 0.10% to 125.85.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.49% at 97.132.
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