Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.22% By Investing.com

© Reuters. Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.22%

Investing.com – Japan stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the gained 0.22% to hit a new 1-month high.

The best performers of the session on the were Advantest Corp. (T:), which rose 20.23% or 700.0 points to trade at 4160.0 at the close. Meanwhile, CyberAgent Inc (T:) added 11.49% or 455.0 points to end at 4415.0 and Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd. (T:) was up 7.24% or 745.0 points to 11035.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Hitachi Construction Machinery Co (T:), which fell 2.89% or 80.0 points to trade at 2686.0 at the close. Canon Inc (T:) declined 2.79% or 87.0 points to end at 3036.0 and Dentsu Inc. (T:) was down 2.41% or 90.0 points to 3650.0.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2243 to 1223 and 284 ended unchanged.

Shares in Advantest Corp. (T:) rose to 5-year highs; gaining 20.23% or 700.0 to 4160.0.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 14.95.

Crude oil for September delivery was up 0.63% or 0.35 to $56.23 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in September rose 0.49% or 0.31 to hit $63.49 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.12% or 1.65 to trade at $1425.25 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.10% to 108.06, while EUR/JPY fell 0.19% to 120.27.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.02% at 97.472.

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