Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.42% By Investing.com

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Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.42%

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

At the close in Tokyo, the rose 1.42% to hit a new 5-year high.

The best performers of the session on the were Advantest Corp. (TYO:), which rose 8.20% or 439.00 points to trade at 5,790.00 at the close.

Meanwhile, Tokyo Electron Ltd. (TYO:) added 6.03% or 1,605.00 points to end at 28,230.00 and Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd. (TYO:) was up 5.87% or 755.00 points to 13,625.00 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Sapporo Holdings Ltd. (TYO:), which fell 6.06% or 438.00 points to trade at 6,786.00 at the close.

Tokyo Electric Power Co., Inc. (TYO:) declined 2.50% or 20.00 points to end at 780.60 and Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd. (TYO:) was down 2.43% or 83.00 points to 3,327.00.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2032 to 1589 and 263 ended unchanged.

Shares in Advantest Corp. (TYO:) rose to all time highs; up 8.20% or 439.00 to 5,790.00.

Shares in Tokyo Electron Ltd. (TYO:) rose to 52-week highs; up 6.03% or 1,605.00 to 28,230.00.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 2.55% to 20.66.

Crude oil for March delivery was unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to $73.95 a barrel.

Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in March fell 0.15% or 0.12 to hit $78.98 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.18% or 3.55 to trade at $2,025.15 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.42% to 148.77, while EUR/JPY rose 0.42% to 161.82.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.05% at 103.26.

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