Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.88% By Investing.com

© Reuters. Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.88%

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

At the close in Tokyo, the declined 0.88%.

The best performers of the session on the were Hino Motors, Ltd. (TYO:), which rose 5.04% or 30.00 points to trade at 625.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Fujitsu Ltd. (TYO:) added 3.14% or 525.00 points to end at 17,250.00 and Advantest Corp. (TYO:) was up 2.39% or 180.00 points to 7,700.00 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Fanuc Corp. (TYO:), which fell 5.47% or 1,125.00 points to trade at 19,430.00 at the close. Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (TYO:) declined 5.05% or 115.00 points to end at 2,162.00 and Yaskawa Electric Corp. (TYO:) was down 3.48% or 145.00 points to 4,025.00.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2254 to 1249 and 257 ended unchanged.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 1.80% to 23.44.

Crude oil for December delivery was down 1.54% or 1.37 to $87.71 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in January fell 1.24% or 1.18 to hit $93.86 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.56% or 9.35 to trade at $1,656.25 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.56% to 147.09, while EUR/JPY rose 0.45% to 146.37.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.25% at 110.72.