© Reuters. Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.15%
Investing.com – Japan stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Tokyo, the rose 0.15%.
The best performers of the session on the were Resona Holdings, Inc. (TYO:), which rose 4.08% or 24.50 points to trade at 624.50 at the close. Meanwhile, Otsuka Holdings Ltd (TYO:) added 3.04% or 122.00 points to end at 4,140.00 and Pacific Metals Co., Ltd. (TYO:) was up 2.83% or 53.00 points to 1,925.00 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Konami Corp. (TYO:), which fell 2.08% or 130.00 points to trade at 6,120.00 at the close. SoftBank Group Corp. (TYO:) declined 1.39% or 69.00 points to end at 4,888.00 and Central Japan Railway Co. (TYO:) was down 1.38% or 220.00 points to 15,735.00.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2202 to 1320 and 302 ended unchanged.
The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 0.37% to 19.01.
Crude oil for May delivery was up 0.40% or 0.29 to $73.10 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in June rose 0.18% or 0.14 to hit $77.90 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.14% or 2.80 to trade at $1,974.30 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.42% to 131.01, while EUR/JPY fell 0.14% to 141.83.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.29% at 102.22.