Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.87% By

Must read – Japan stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the declined 0.87%.

The best performers of the session on the were Sompo Holdings Inc (TYO:), which rose 4.19% or 133.00 points to trade at 3,306.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Konami Corp. (TYO:) added 3.32% or 350.00 points to end at 10,905.00 and Nexon Co Ltd (TYO:) was up 3.05% or 77.50 points to 2,620.50 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Tokyo Electric Power Co., Inc. (TYO:), which fell 8.33% or 84.20 points to trade at 926.30 at the close. Keisei Electric Railway Co., Ltd. (TYO:) declined 6.92% or 405.00 points to end at 5,444.00 and Teijin Ltd. (TYO:) was down 5.53% or 89.00 points to 1,519.00.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 3056 to 644 and 169 ended unchanged.

Shares in Sompo Holdings Inc (TYO:) rose to 52-week highs; rising 4.19% or 133.00 to 3,306.00.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 1.06% to 16.78.

Crude oil for July delivery was up 0.35% or 0.28 to $80.11 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in August rose 0.25% or 0.21 to hit $84.15 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.11% or 2.60 to trade at $2,353.90 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.04% to 157.10, while EUR/JPY fell 0.11% to 170.45.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.06% at 104.61.

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