© Reuters. Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.33%
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 0.33% to hit a new 1-month high.
The best performers of the session on the were Japan Tobacco Inc (TYO:), which rose 9.50% or 234.00 points to trade at 2,698.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Panasonic Corp (TYO:) added 7.33% or 78.00 points to end at 1,142.50 and NTN Corp. (TYO:) was up 6.79% or 18.00 points to 283.00 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Kyocera Corp. (TYO:), which fell 7.49% or 557.00 points to trade at 6,884.00 at the close. Toyo Seikan Group Holdings, Ltd. (TYO:) declined 6.88% or 117.00 points to end at 1,584.00 and Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co Ltd (TYO:) was down 3.66% or 38.00 points to 999.00.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 1766 to 1719 and 306 ended unchanged.
Shares in Japan Tobacco Inc (TYO:) rose to 3-years highs; gaining 9.50% or 234.00 to 2,698.00.
The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 3.16% to 22.95.
Crude oil for December delivery was up 1.43% or 1.24 to $87.77 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in January rose 1.51% or 1.40 to hit $94.21 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.45% or 7.45 to trade at $1,648.15 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.58% to 147.85, while EUR/JPY fell 0.24% to 146.62.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.35% at 111.03.