© Reuters. Japan stocks up; Nikkei 225 up 2.64% at close
Investing.com – Japan stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the , and sectors propelled shares higher.
At the close in Tokyo, Japan, it rose 2.64%.
The best performers of the session were JGC Corp. (TYO: ), which rose 20.48% or 300.00 to trade at 1,765.00. Meanwhile, Fujikura Ltd. (TYO: ) added 16.78% or 100.00 points to end at 696.00 and Citizen (TYO: ) added 15.07% or 74.00 points to end at 565.00 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Casio (TYO: ), which lost 13.85% or 186.00 to trade at 1,157.00. Westcombe (TYO: ) lost 11.21% or 1,046.00 points to end at 8,286.00 and Konica Minolta (TYO: ) lost 8.87% or 43.00 points to end at 442.00.
On the Tokyo Stock Exchange, 2,892 stocks rose, outnumbering stocks that closed lower — 737, while 144 stocks remained unchanged, basically unchanged.
JGC Corp. (TYO: ) shares rose to one-year highs; rising 20.48% or 300.00 to 1,765.00. Shares in Casio (TYO: ) fell to lows, losing 13.85% or 186.00 to 1,157.00. Shares in Citizen (TYO: ) rose to one-year highs; up 15.07% or 74.00 to 565.00. Shares in Konica Minolta (TYO: ) fell to one-year lows; losing 8.87% or 43.00 to 442.00.
A measure of implied volatility for options on the Nikkei 225 rose 3.18% to 29.50.
WTI crude oil futures June options contract prices rose 0.98% or 1.04 points to $107.17. Elsewhere in futures, Brent crude oil futures for July delivery in London rose 1.26% (1.35 points) to trade at $108.80, while June gold futures rose 0.18% (3.28) to trade at $1,827.88.
USD/JPY was up 0.32% at 128.74, while EUR/JPY was up 0.62% at 134.01.
U.S. dollar index futures were down 0.29% at 104.60.