(C) Reuters. Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.03%
At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 gained 0.03%.
The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd. (T:7912), which rose 7.30% or 158.0 points to trade at 2321.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Yamaha Motor Co Ltd (T:7272) added 4.99% or 122.0 points to end at 2569.0 and Ricoh Co., Ltd. (T:7752) was up 3.84% or 44.0 points to 1190.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Tokyo Electric Power Co., Inc. (T:9501), which fell 5.37% or 21.0 points to trade at 370.0 at the close. Chiyoda Corp. (T:6366) declined 4.16% or 20.0 points to end at 461.0 and Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. (T:1332) was down 3.85% or 22.0 points to 550.0.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 1760 to 1747 and 234 ended unchanged.
Shares in Yamaha Motor Co Ltd (T:7272) rose to 52-week highs; rising 4.99% or 122.0 to 2569.0.
The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 26.89.
Crude oil for April delivery was down 0.72% or 0.46 to $63.55 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in May fell 0.87% or 0.59 to hit $66.93 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.26% or 4.45 to trade at $1712.45 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.32% to 108.81, while EUR/JPY rose 0.18% to 129.28.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.20% at 92.150.
Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.03%
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