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Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.24%

© Reuters.  Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.24%© Reuters. Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.24%

Investing.com – Japan stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Chemical, Petroleum & Plastic, Transportation Equipment and Finance & Investment sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 added 1.24% to hit a new 5-year high.

The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Fuji Electric Co., Ltd. (T:6504), which rose 14.58% or 100.0 points to trade at 786.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Advantest Corp. (T:6857) added 6.52% or 153.0 points to end at 2498.0 and Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co., Ltd. (T:4151) was up 6.14% or 121.0 points to 2093.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Fujitsu Ltd. (T:6702), which fell 6.77% or 61.5 points to trade at 847.5 at the close. Nisshin Steel Holdings Co., Ltd. (T:5413) declined 5.51% or 93.0 points to end at 1596.0 and Nippon Light Metal Holdings Co. (T:5703) was down 3.49% or 12.0 points to 332.0.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2482 to 811 and 206 ended unchanged.

Shares in Fuji Electric Co., Ltd. (T:6504) rose to all time highs; up 14.58% or 100.0 to 786.0. Shares in Advantest Corp. (T:6857) rose to 5-year highs; up 6.52% or 153.0 to 2498.0.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 2.68% to 15.28.

Crude oil for December delivery was down 0.04% or 0.02 to $52.62 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in December fell 0.05% or 0.03 to hit $59.27 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.00% or 0.03 to trade at $1269.63 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.01% to 113.98, while EUR/JPY fell 0.14% to 132.63.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.18% at 94.72.

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