Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.04%

Jul 31, 2018

Japan stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Banking, Rubber and Marine Transport sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 0.04%.

The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Nippon Electric Glass Co., Ltd. (T:5214), which rose 9.08% or 300.0 points to trade at 3605.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (T:9104) added 4.30% or 119.0 points to end at 2887.5 and TDK Corp (T:6762) was up 4.01% or 460.0 points to 11930.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Ajinomoto Co., Inc. (T:2802), which fell 5.95% or 125.0 points to trade at 1975.5 at the close. The Chiba Bank, Ltd. (T:8331) declined 4.56% or 38.0 points to end at 796.0 and Resona Holdings, Inc. (T:8308) was down 4.53% or 30.2 points to 636.8.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2220 to 1163 and 201 ended unchanged.

Shares in TDK Corp (T:6762) rose to all time highs; gaining 4.01% or 460.0 to 11930.0.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 5.81% to 16.94.

Crude oil for September delivery was down 0.54% or 0.38 to $69.75 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in October fell 0.36% or 0.27 to hit $75.28 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.34% or 4.20 to trade at $1217.10 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.41% to 111.52, while EUR/JPY rose 0.56% to 130.72.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.03% at 94.11.