(C) Reuters. Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.31%
At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 fell 0.31%.
The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Nippon Electric Glass Co., Ltd. (T:5214), which rose 10.17% or 245.0 points to trade at 2655.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Shionogi & Co., Ltd. (T:4507) added 5.37% or 390.0 points to end at 7654.0 and Fast Retailing Co., Ltd. (T:9983) was up 4.30% or 3400.0 points to 82480.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T:9107), which fell 11.63% or 800.0 points to trade at 6080.0 at the close. Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (T:9104) declined 10.53% or 890.0 points to end at 7560.0 and Nippon Yusen K.K (T:9101) was down 9.53% or 890.0 points to 8450.0.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2103 to 1429 and 220 ended unchanged.
Shares in Shionogi & Co., Ltd. (T:4507) rose to 52-week highs; rising 5.37% or 390.0 to 7654.0.
The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 22.40.
Crude oil for November delivery was up 0.07% or 0.05 to $74.88 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in December fell 0.01% or 0.01 to hit $78.08 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.48% or 8.25 to trade at $1731.15 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.04% to 111.92, while EUR/JPY rose 0.07% to 129.90.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.06% at 94.300.
Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.31%
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