© Reuters. Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.14%

Investing.com – Japan stocks were lower after the close on Tuesday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the fell 0.14%.

The best performers of the session on the were Suzuki Motor Corp. (T:), which rose 4.33% or 225.0 points to trade at 5416.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Isuzu Motors, Ltd. (T:) added 4.26% or 52.5 points to end at 1283.5 and Nikon Corp. (T:) was up 3.64% or 54.0 points to 1537.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Sony Corp (T:), which fell 4.43% or 260.0 points to trade at 5610.0 at the close. Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T:) declined 4.11% or 58.0 points to end at 1353.0 and Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd. (T:) was down 4.01% or 180.0 points to 4310.0.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2225 to 1287 and 198 ended unchanged.

Shares in Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd. (T:) fell to 3-years lows; down 4.01% or 180.0 to 4310.0.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 4.33% to 18.56.

Crude oil for July delivery was up 0.38% or 0.24 to $63.45 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in July rose 0.04% or 0.03 to hit $72.00 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.14% or 1.85 to trade at $1275.45 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.05% to 110.11, while EUR/JPY fell 0.09% to 122.78.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.15% at 97.912.

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