(C) Reuters. Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.40%
At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 added 0.40%.
The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Familymart Ltd (T:8028), which rose 22.81% or 400.0 points to trade at 2154.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Eisai Co., Ltd. (T:4523) added 4.84% or 413.0 points to end at 8948.0 and Softbank Group Corp. (T:9984) was up 4.52% or 272.0 points to 6291.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Aeon Co., Ltd. (T:8267), which fell 4.85% or 123.0 points to trade at 2410.5 at the close. Nippon Kayaku Co., Ltd. (T:4272) declined 4.15% or 45.0 points to end at 1039.0 and Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (T:7003) was down 3.94% or 17.0 points to 415.0.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2461 to 1028 and 186 ended unchanged.
Shares in Softbank Group Corp. (T:9984) rose to 3-years highs; gaining 4.52% or 272.0 to 6291.0.
The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 23.32.
Crude oil for August delivery was down 0.42% or 0.17 to $40.73 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in September fell 0.37% or 0.16 to hit $43.13 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.05% or 1.00 to trade at $1819.60 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.05% to 107.30, while EUR/JPY rose 0.09% to 121.61.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.02% at 96.392.
Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.40%
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