(C) Reuters. Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 3.34%
At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 declined 3.34% to hit a new 3-months low.
The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Fujifilm Holdings Corp. (T:4901), which rose 2.83% or 153.0 points to trade at 5567.0 at the close. Meanwhile, CyberAgent Inc (T:4751) fell 0.46% or 20.0 points to end at 4330.0 and Rakuten Inc (T:4755) was down 0.71% or 7.0 points to 980.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Dentsu Inc. (T:4324), which fell 7.97% or 265.0 points to trade at 3060.0 at the close. Toyo Seikan Group Holdings, Ltd. (T:5901) declined 7.65% or 150.0 points to end at 1812.0 and Takara Holdings Inc. (T:2531) was down 6.96% or 65.0 points to 869.0.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 3638 to 128 and 45 ended unchanged.
The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 18.91.
Crude oil for April delivery was up 0.80% or 0.41 to $51.84 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in May rose 0.88% or 0.49 to hit $56.26 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 1.95% or 32.75 to trade at $1643.85 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.01% to 110.72, while EUR/JPY fell 0.02% to 120.11.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.06% at 99.227.
Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 3.34%
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