Investing.com – Japan stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Transportation Equipment, Communication and Retail sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 gained 1.37% to hit a new 3-months high.
The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd. (T:6976), which rose 5.42% or 134.0 points to trade at 2606.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd. (T:7735) added 4.99% or 245.0 points to end at 5150.0 and Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T:9107) was up 4.86% or 67.0 points to 1446.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd. (T:1925), which fell 3.80% or 124.0 points to trade at 3142.0 at the close. Suzuki Motor Corp. (T:7269) declined 2.32% or 115.0 points to end at 4834.0 and Rakuten Inc (T:4755) was down 1.47% or 16.0 points to 1073.0.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2820 to 722 and 195 ended unchanged.
Shares in Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd. (T:1925) fell to 52-week lows; losing 3.80% or 124.0 to 3142.0. Shares in Suzuki Motor Corp. (T:7269) fell to 52-week lows; falling 2.32% or 115.0 to 4834.0.
The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 2.31% to 15.24 a new 6-months low.
Crude oil for May delivery was down 0.53% or 0.34 to $63.55 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in June fell 0.24% or 0.17 to hit $71.38 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.42% or 5.45 to trade at $1289.75 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.05% to 111.94, while EUR/JPY rose 0.05% to 126.69.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.15% at 96.453.© Reuters.