Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.18%

Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.18%

Investing.com  | Oct 23, 2020 08:35

Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.18%

Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Paper & Pulp, Railway & Bus and Real Estate sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 added 0.18%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (T:7011), which rose 6.56% or 146.0 points to trade at 2370.0 at the close. Bridgestone Corp. (T:5108) added 6.01% or 205.0 points to end at 3618.0 and The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd. (T:5101) was up 4.94% or 75.0 points to 1592.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Hitachi Construction Machinery Co (T:6305), which lost 16.78% or 615.0 points to trade at 3050.0 in late trade. Yahoo Japan Corp. (T:4689) declined 3.09% or 23.0 points to end at 722.0 and Tokyo Electron Ltd. (T:8035) shed 2.74% or 800.0 points to 28450.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1767 to 1709 and 233 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 22.03.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for December delivery was down 0.54% or 0.22 to $40.42 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in December fell 0.54% or 0.23 to hit $42.23 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.24% or 4.65 to trade at $1909.25 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.07% to 104.75, while EUR/JPY fell 0.09% to 123.76.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.03% at 92.938.

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