Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.31%

Investing.com – Japan stocks were lower after the close on Monday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the fell 1.31%.

The best performers of the session on the were Citizen Holdings Co., Ltd. (TYO:), which rose 5.25% or 52.00 points to trade at 1,043.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Casio Computer Co., Ltd. (TYO:) added 5.09% or 66.00 points to end at 1,362.00 and Omron Cor (TYO:) was up 4.20% or 227.00 points to 5,638.00 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Resonac Holdings Corp (TYO:), which fell 6.48% or 235.00 points to trade at 3,391.00 at the close. Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (TYO:) declined 6.38% or 325.00 points to end at 4,772.00 and Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd. (TYO:) was down 5.81% or 1,160.00 points to 18,805.00.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2777 to 960 and 150 ended unchanged.

Shares in Casio Computer Co., Ltd. (TYO:) rose to 52-week highs; up 5.09% or 66.00 to 1,362.00.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 2.57% to 18.57.

Crude oil for May delivery was up 0.32% or 0.27 to $83.44 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in June rose 0.28% or 0.24 to hit $87.24 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 1.96% or 43.80 to trade at $2,282.20 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.02% to 151.32, while EUR/JPY rose 0.08% to 163.26.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.03% at 104.24.

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