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Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.74%

imageStock Markets7 hours ago (Apr 22, 2020 03:35AM ET)

Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.74% – Japan stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Paper & Pulp, Railway & Bus and Real Estate sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 declined 0.74%.

The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Shinsei Bank, Ltd. (T:8303), which rose 3.59% or 45.0 points to trade at 1300.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Advantest Corp. (T:6857) added 3.55% or 175.0 points to end at 5100.0 and Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd. (T:7735) was up 3.38% or 150.0 points to 4590.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Alps Electric Co., Ltd. (T:6770), which fell 5.59% or 56.0 points to trade at 945.0 at the close. Idemitsu Kosan Co Ltd (T:5019) declined 5.29% or 126.0 points to end at 2255.0 and IHI Corp. (T:7013) was down 5.24% or 66.0 points to 1194.0.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2819 to 838 and 106 ended unchanged.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 37.67.

Crude oil for June delivery was down 3.28% or 0.38 to $11.19 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in June fell 10.50% or 2.03 to hit $17.30 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 1.27% or 21.40 to trade at $1709.20 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.13% to 107.61, while EUR/JPY fell 0.07% to 116.89.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.14% at 100.237.

Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.74%

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