Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.62% By

Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.14%

© Reuters Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.62% – Japan stocks were lower after the close on Monday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the declined 1.62%.

The best performers of the session on the were Citizen Holdings Co., Ltd. (T:), which rose 9.82% or 43.0 points to trade at 481.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Fujifilm Holdings Corp. (T:) added 6.78% or 541.0 points to end at 8517.0 and Ebara Corp. (T:) was up 4.32% or 240.0 points to 5800.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Nippon Express Co., Ltd. (T:), which fell 13.18% or 1120.0 points to trade at 7380.0 at the close. Takara Holdings Inc. (T:) declined 5.23% or 74.0 points to end at 1342.0 and Nisshinbo Holdings Inc. (T:) was down 4.55% or 45.0 points to 943.0.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 3016 to 576 and 165 ended unchanged.

Shares in Citizen Holdings Co., Ltd. (T:) rose to 52-week highs; rising 9.82% or 43.0 to 481.0. Shares in Fujifilm Holdings Corp. (T:) rose to all time highs; rising 6.78% or 541.0 to 8517.0. Shares in Ebara Corp. (T:) rose to 5-year highs; gaining 4.32% or 240.0 to 5800.0.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 18.50.

Crude oil for October delivery was down 2.05% or 1.40 to $66.81 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in October fell 1.84% or 1.30 to hit $69.29 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to trade at $1778.20 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.23% to 109.32, while EUR/JPY fell 0.27% to 128.89.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.02% at 92.535.