Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.36%

imageStock Markets18 minutes ago (Apr 26, 2021 03:35AM ET)

(C) Reuters. Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.36% – Japan stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Paper & Pulp, Railway & Bus and Real Estate sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 added 0.36%.

The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were ANA Holdings Inc (T:9202), which rose 5.78% or 137.0 points to trade at 2506.5 at the close. Meanwhile, West Japan Railway Co. (T:9021) added 5.23% or 301.0 points to end at 6052.0 and Central Japan Railway Co. (T:9022) was up 4.67% or 730.0 points to 16360.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (T:4519), which fell 2.19% or 95.0 points to trade at 4242.0 at the close. Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd. (T:4568) declined 2.15% or 66.0 points to end at 3009.0 and SKY Perfect JSAT Holdings Inc. (T:9412) was down 2.07% or 10.0 points to 474.0.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 1752 to 1744 and 248 ended unchanged.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 20.00.

Crude oil for June delivery was down 1.06% or 0.66 to $61.48 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in July fell 1.07% or 0.70 to hit $64.72 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.08% or 1.35 to trade at $1776.45 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.13% to 107.78, while EUR/JPY fell 0.19% to 130.31.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.06% at 90.785.

Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.36%

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