© Reuters. Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.15%
Investing.com – 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 1.15%.
The best performers of the session on the were Eisai Co., Ltd. (TYO:), which rose 5.87% or 342.00 points to trade at 6,167.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Sumitomo Osaka Cement Co., Ltd. (TYO:) added 3.17% or 105.00 points to end at 3,420.00 and Ajinomoto Co., Inc. (TYO:) was up 2.75% or 91.00 points to 3,403.00 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Inpex Corp. (TYO:), which fell 10.05% or 149.00 points to trade at 1,333.00 at the close. Chiyoda Corp. (TYO:) declined 8.62% or 37.00 points to end at 392.00 and Fukuoka Financial Group, Inc. (TYO:) was down 7.87% or 194.00 points to 2,272.00.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2300 to 1193 and 261 ended unchanged.
The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 2.31% to 22.46.
Crude oil for August delivery was up 1.71% or 1.70 to $101.20 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in September rose 2.18% or 2.24 to hit $105.01 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.18% or 3.20 to trade at $1,767.10 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.21% to 135.59, while EUR/JPY fell 0.28% to 139.10.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.04% at 106.28.