(C) Reuters. Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.28%
At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 0.28%.
The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were DeNA Co Ltd (T:2432), which rose 6.82% or 85.0 points to trade at 1331.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Omron Cor (T:6645) added 4.15% or 260.0 points to end at 6530.0 and Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co., Ltd. (T:4151) was up 4.01% or 99.0 points to 2568.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Marubeni Corp. (T:8002), which fell 7.73% or 39.0 points to trade at 465.7 at the close. ANA Holdings Inc (T:9202) declined 6.74% or 153.0 points to end at 2117.0 and JTEKT Corp. (T:6473) was down 5.57% or 41.0 points to 695.0.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2156 to 1477 and 157 ended unchanged.
The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 40.15.
Crude oil for June delivery was down 0.75% or 0.18 to $23.81 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in July fell 1.24% or 0.37 to hit $29.35 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.18% or 3.10 to trade at $1691.60 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.16% to 106.31, while EUR/JPY rose 0.29% to 114.90.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.04% at 100.093.
Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.28%
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