Nikkei 225 falls 0.80% as Japan stocks finish lower
Shares in Japan were down on Thursday as the Railway & Bus, Communication, and Transportation Equipment sectors experienced losses. At the close of the Tokyo trading day, the Nikkei 225 index fell by 0.80% to reach a new one-month low.
The best-performing stocks on the Nikkei 225 were Z Holdings Corp (TYO:4689), which increased by 2.93% or 10.50 points, closing at 368.30; CyberAgent Inc (TYO:4751), which gained 2.79% or 30.00 points, finishing at 1,105.00; and Nichirei Corp. (TYO:2871), which rose by 2.43% or 65.00 points, ending at 2,740.00 in late trade.
On the other hand, the worst-performing stocks of the session were Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings (TYO:8309), which fell 6.27% or 306.00 points, closing at 4,572.00; Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd. (TYO:5713), which declined by 6.20% or 316.00 points, ending at 4,782.00; and Dai-ichi Life Holdings Inc (TYO:8750), which was down by 6.18% or 154.00 points, closing at 2,337.50.
Falling stocks on the Tokyo Stock Exchange outnumbered advancing ones, with 3041 to 624, and 168 ended unchanged. The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, decreased by 9.76% to 19.42.
In commodities trading, crude oil for April delivery rose by 0.56% or 0.38 to $67.99 a barrel, while Brent oil for delivery in May increased by 0.71% or 0.52, reaching $74.21 a barrel. Meanwhile, the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.53% or 10.25 to trade at $1,921.05 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.39% to 132.88, and EUR/JPY fell 0.04% to 141.01. The US Dollar Index Futures decreased by 0.14% to 104.13.