© Reuters. Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.52%
Investing.com – Japan stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Tokyo, the rose 0.52%.
The best performers of the session on the were Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd. (TYO:), which rose 6.47% or 41.00 points to trade at 675.00 at the close. Meanwhile, JGC Corp. (TYO:) added 5.85% or 96.00 points to end at 1,737.00 and Inpex Corp. (TYO:) was up 5.51% or 77.00 points to 1,474.00 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Advantest Corp. (TYO:), which fell 4.28% or 520.00 points to trade at 11,640.00 at the close. Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd. (TYO:) declined 3.09% or 360.00 points to end at 11,290.00 and Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd. (TYO:) was down 2.18% or 93.00 points to 4,182.00.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2647 to 988 and 214 ended unchanged.
The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 0.77% to 16.66.
Crude oil for May delivery was up 5.39% or 4.08 to $79.75 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in June rose 5.33% or 4.26 to hit $84.15 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.53% or 10.55 to trade at $1,975.65 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.57% to 133.54, while EUR/JPY rose 0.52% to 144.68.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.24% at 102.43.