Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.02%

21 June 2019, 12: 51
© Reuters.  Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.02%

Japan stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Paper & PulpRailway & Bus and Real Estate sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 lost 1.02%.

The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Inpex Corp. (T:1605), which rose 4.44% or 42.5 points to trade at 999.3 at the close. Meanwhile, SKY Perfect JSAT Holdings Inc. (T:9412) added 2.86% or 12.0 points to end at 432.0 andIdemitsu Kosan Co Ltd (T:5019) was up 2.37% or 75.0 points to 3240.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd. (T:1925), which fell 5.75% or 194.0 points to trade at 3182.0 at the close. CyberAgent Inc(T:4751) declined 4.47% or 185.0 points to end at 3955.0 and Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd.(T:4568) was down 4.14% or 250.0 points to 5789.0.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2318 to 1173 and 211 ended unchanged.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 15.25 a new 1-month low.

Crude oil for August delivery was up 0.12% or 0.07 to $57.14 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in August rose 0.16% or 0.10 to hit $64.55 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.32% or 4.45 to trade at $1392.45 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.16% to 107.47, while EUR/JPY rose 0.31% to 121.52.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.04% at 96.097.