(C) Reuters. Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.09%
At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 gained 0.09%.
The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were DOWA Holdings Co., Ltd. (T:5714), which rose 5.21% or 245.0 points to trade at 4945.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Toho Zinc Co., Ltd. (T:5707) added 5.11% or 120.0 points to end at 2469.0 and Pacific Metals Co., Ltd. (T:5541) was up 4.75% or 110.0 points to 2427.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Chiyoda Corp. (T:6366), which fell 6.02% or 31.0 points to trade at 484.0 at the close. Mitsubishi Corp. (T:8058) declined 3.96% or 125.0 points to end at 3031.0 and Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co., Ltd. (T:4151) was down 3.60% or 125.0 points to 3350.0.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2491 to 1067 and 193 ended unchanged.
Shares in DOWA Holdings Co., Ltd. (T:5714) rose to 3-years highs; gaining 5.21% or 245.0 to 4945.0.
The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 19.83.
Crude oil for June delivery was up 0.20% or 0.13 to $64.84 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in July rose 0.23% or 0.16 to hit $68.25 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.19% or 3.40 to trade at $1819.10 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.09% to 109.17, while EUR/JPY rose 0.17% to 131.81.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.11% at 90.840.
Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.09%
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