© Reuters. Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.40%

Investing.com – Japan stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the gained 0.40%.

The best performers of the session on the were Familymart Ltd (T:), which rose 6.05% or 137.0 points to trade at 2400.0 at the close. Meanwhile, The Japan Steel Works, Ltd. (T:) added 2.82% or 48.0 points to end at 1749.0 and Oji Holdings Corp. (T:) was up 2.52% or 12.0 points to 488.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd. (T:), which fell 3.39% or 71.0 points to trade at 2023.0 at the close. Hitachi Zosen Corp. (T:) declined 2.05% or 7.0 points to end at 335.0 and Olympus Corp. (T:) was down 1.76% or 22.0 points to 1225.0.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 1770 to 1665 and 295 ended unchanged.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 17.56.

Crude oil for October delivery was up 0.05% or 0.03 to $55.38 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in October rose 0.22% or 0.13 to hit $60.05 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.25% or 3.75 to trade at $1504.75 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.22% to 106.66, while EUR/JPY rose 0.14% to 118.06.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.19% at 98.250.

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2019-08-23