Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.34%

23/10/2019 07:35:00 Stock Market

Japan stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Paper&Pulp, Railway&Bus and Real Estate sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 gained 0.34% to hit a new 52-week high.

The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Eisai Co., Ltd. (T:4523), which rose 18.07% or 1000.0 points to trade at 6534.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T:9107) added 4.16% or 63.0 points to end at 1577.0 and Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd. (T:6302) was up 3.71% or 120.0 points to 3355.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Tokyo Electron Ltd. (T:8035), which fell 4.11% or 895.0 points to trade at 20880.0 at the close. Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd. (T:4005) declined 3.16% or 16.0 points to end at 491.0 and SUMCO Corp. (T:3436) was down 2.62% or 47.0 points to 1749.0.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2447 to 1067 and 231 ended unchanged.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 15.63.

Crude oil for December delivery was down 0.48% or 0.26 to $54.22 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in December fell 0.30% or 0.18 to hit $59.52 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.47% or 6.95 to trade at $1494.45 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.08% to 108.39, while EUR/JPY fell 0.10% to 120.55.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.03% at 97.287.