Japan stocks higher after close, boosted by sectors’ gains
Japanese stocks were higher after Wednesday’s close, as gains made in the Paper & Pulp, Railway & Bus, and Real Estate sectors helped lift shares.
At Tokyo’s close, the Nikkei 225 made a 0.65% gain.
Among the Nikkei 225’s best performers of the session is Toho Zinc Co., Ltd., which went up 12.69% or 237.0 points to trade at 2105.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. increased by 8.94% or 360.0 points to end at 4385.0. Taiheyo Cement Corp. rose 6.32% or 156.0 points to 2624.0 in late trade.
The increase in Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.’s shares pushed it to a 5-year high.
The session’s worst performers include SUMCO Corp., which suffered a drop of 5.34% or 132.0 points to trade at 2342.0 at the close. Japan Steel Works Ltd. took a 3.50% or 103.0 points setback to end at 2840.0, while Advantest Corp. fell 3.21% or 330.0 points to 9950.0.
The number of rising stocks exceeded the declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2366 to 1990, and 197 remained unchanged.
Meanwhile, the Nikkei Volatility, which measures the Nikkei 225 options’ implied volatility, remained unchanged at 0% to 19.57.
Going over to currencies, USD/JPY went up 0.17% to 110.75, while EUR/JPY made a 0.12% gain to 129.71.