Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.01%

© Reuters. Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.01%

Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the , and sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the added 0.01%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the were SUMCO Corp. (T:), which rose 5.66% or 152.0 points to trade at 2839.0 at the close. Yamato Holdings Co., Ltd. (T:) added 3.32% or 98.0 points to end at 3050.0 and Seiko Epson Cor (T:) was up 2.98% or 57.0 points to 1970.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Shiseido Co., Ltd. (T:), which lost 4.13% or 331.0 points to trade at 7675.0 in late trade. ANA Holdings Inc (T:) declined 3.64% or 89.5 points to end at 2370.0 and Toho Co., Ltd. (T:) shed 3.38% or 160.0 points to 4575.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1816 to 1691 and 231 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 17.57.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for June delivery was down 0.14% or 0.09 to $63.10 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in June fell 0.22% or 0.15 to hit $66.62 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.13% or 2.30 to trade at $1782.50 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.33% to 108.42, while EUR/JPY fell 0.25% to 129.98.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.13% at 91.425.

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