© Reuters. Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.11%
Investing.com – Japan stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Tokyo, the rose 0.11%.
The best performers of the session on the were J.Front Retailing Co., Ltd. (T:), which rose 3.06% or 25.0 points to trade at 841.0 at the close. Meanwhile, CyberAgent Inc (T:) added 2.99% or 200.0 points to end at 6900.0 and Toho Co., Ltd. (T:) was up 2.69% or 120.0 points to 4580.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were JGC Corp. (T:), which fell 5.72% or 57.0 points to trade at 940.0 at the close. Konica Minolta, Inc. (T:) declined 5.52% or 16.0 points to end at 274.0 and Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (T:) was down 5.12% or 20.0 points to 371.0.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2136 to 1342 and 212 ended unchanged.
Shares in CyberAgent Inc (T:) rose to all time highs; up 2.99% or 200.0 to 6900.0. Shares in Konica Minolta, Inc. (T:) fell to all time lows; down 5.52% or 16.0 to 274.0.
The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 19.00 a new 6-months low.
Crude oil for November delivery was down 0.55% or 0.22 to $39.98 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in December fell 0.45% or 0.19 to hit $42.26 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.16% or 2.95 to trade at $1897.55 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.04% to 105.42, while EUR/JPY fell 0.13% to 123.69.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.12% at 93.648.
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