Japanese stocks close lower; Nikkei 225 down 0.74% by close of trading

By    20 Jun,2022

Japanese stocks were lower on Monday, with declining sectors such as shipbuilding, precision instruments and transportation equipment leading the stock index lower.

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The Nikkei 225 index fell 0.74% at the close of trading in Tokyo, Japan, hitting a new low for nearly a month.


The best performing stock in the Nikkei 225 was Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co., Ltd. (TYO:4151), up 3.58% (101.00 points) to close at 2,924.00. Meanwhile, SoftBank Group Corp. (TYO:9984) gained 3.03% (145.00 points) to close at 4,933.00. Subaru Corporation (TYO:7270) gained 2.55% (62.00 points) to end the session at 2,496.00.

The weakest performer on the board was International Petroleum Development Taishi (TYO:1605), which fell 9.44% (154.00 points) to close at 1,477.00. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (TYO:7011) fell 9.18% (478.00 points) to close at 4,729.00; Chiyoda Corp. 8.24% (35.00 points) to offer 390.00.


The 2,742 stocks on the Tokyo Stock Exchange fell, outnumbering the number of stocks that closed higher - 836 - while 203 stocks were unchanged, essentially flat.


Nikkei Volatility, a measure of implied volatility for Nikkei 225 options, rose 7.77% to 27.31, a near January high.


The August options contract price for WTI crude oil futures rose 0.30% (0.32 points) to $108.31. For the rest of the futures, the August delivery London Brent crude oil futures futures contract price rose 0.24% (0.27 points) to quote $113.39, while the August gold futures futures contract rose 0.05% (0.90) to trade at $1,841.50.


USD/JPY fell 0.13% to trade at 134.79, while EUR/JPY advanced 0.09% to be quoted at 141.81.


The dollar index futures were down 0.26% and quoted at 104.22.


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