(C) Reuters. Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.12%
At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 added 0.12%.
The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Isuzu Motors, Ltd. (T:7202), which rose 5.73% or 65.0 points to trade at 1200.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd. (T:5202) added 5.52% or 32.0 points to end at 612.0 and Fuji Electric Co., Ltd. (T:6504) was up 4.51% or 210.0 points to 4870.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were East Japan Railway Co. (T:9020), which fell 2.12% or 164.0 points to trade at 7575.0 at the close. Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd. (T:4568) declined 2.09% or 64.0 points to end at 3001.0 and Eisai Co., Ltd. (T:4523) was down 2.03% or 153.0 points to 7379.0.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2695 to 883 and 165 ended unchanged.
The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 18.86 a new 3-months low.
Crude oil for May delivery was up 0.07% or 0.04 to $59.37 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in June rose 0.10% or 0.06 to hit $62.80 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.09% or 1.60 to trade at $1741.40 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.11% to 109.86, while EUR/JPY rose 0.08% to 130.43.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.03% at 92.380.
Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.12%
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