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Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 2.98% By Investing.com

© Reuters. Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 2.98%
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Investing.com – Japan stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the rose 2.98% to hit a new 1-month high.

The best performers of the session on the were Shiseido Co., Ltd. (TYO:), which rose 10.92% or 555.00 points to trade at 5,638.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Fujifilm Holdings Corp. (TYO:) added 10.74% or 730.00 points to end at 7,525.00 and Omron Cor (TYO:) was up 9.50% or 640.00 points to 7,377.00 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Nikon Corp. (TYO:), which fell 8.85% or 131.00 points to trade at 1,350.00 at the close. Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (TYO:) declined 7.48% or 36.00 points to end at 445.00 and Terumo Corp. (TYO:) was down 5.23% or 224.00 points to 4,059.00.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2428 to 1152 and 226 ended unchanged.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 1.61% to 20.87.

Crude oil for December delivery was up 2.66% or 2.30 to $88.77 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in January rose 2.62% or 2.45 to hit $96.12 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.62% or 10.95 to trade at $1,764.65 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.21% to 141.24, while EUR/JPY rose 0.45% to 144.53.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.47% at 107.58.

Story Credit: investing.com

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