Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.14%

© Reuters. Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.14%

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

At the close in Tokyo, the rose 0.14%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the were Toho Co., Ltd. (T:), which rose 3.95% or 180.0 points to trade at 4735.0 at the close. Marui Group Co., Ltd. (T:) added 3.18% or 68.0 points to end at 2206.0 and Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd. (T:) was up 3.06% or 102.0 points to 3432.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Tokyo Electric Power Co., Inc. (T:), which lost 4.73% or 16.0 points to trade at 322.0 in late trade. Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd. (T:) declined 2.92% or 320.0 points to end at 10640.0 and Seven & i Holdings Co., Ltd. (T:) shed 2.74% or 128.0 points to 4547.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1743 to 1719 and 268 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 16.82.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for May delivery was up 0.27% or 0.17 to $63.63 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in June rose 0.28% or 0.19 to hit $67.13 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.21% or 3.65 to trade at $1763.15 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.14% to 108.89, while EUR/JPY rose 0.20% to 130.37.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.07% at 91.680.

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