© Reuters. Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.88%
Investing.com – Japan stocks were lower after the close on Tuesday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.
At the close in Tokyo, the declined 0.88%.
The best performers of the session on the were Trend Micro Inc. (TYO:), which rose 13.49% or 1,020.00 points to trade at 8,580.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (TYO:) added 9.21% or 36.00 points to end at 427.00 and Nissan Chemical Industries, Ltd. (TYO:) was up 7.03% or 470.00 points to 7,160.00 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Japan Steel Works Ltd (TYO:), which fell 9.17% or 289.00 points to trade at 2,861.00 at the close. Tokyo Electron Ltd. (TYO:) declined 8.25% or 4,100.00 points to end at 45,600.00 and Softbank Group Corp. (TYO:) was down 7.02% or 400.00 points to 5,295.00.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2177 to 1331 and 264 ended unchanged.
Shares in Trend Micro Inc. (TYO:) rose to 5-year highs; up 13.49% or 1,020.00 to 8,580.00.
The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 10.02% to 18.31 a new 6-months low.
Crude oil for September delivery was down 0.80% or 0.73 to $90.03 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in October fell 0.71% or 0.69 to hit $95.96 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.21% or 3.85 to trade at $1,801.35 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.03% to 134.96, while EUR/JPY rose 0.11% to 137.79.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.14% at 106.18.