Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.79%

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At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 declined 0.79%.

The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Tokyo Dome Corp. (T:9681), which rose 28.65% or 300.0 points to trade at 1347.0 at the close. Meanwhile, SUMCO Corp. (T:3436) added 8.52% or 166.0 points to end at 2114.0 and Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (T:4519) was up 3.98% or 193.0 points to 5044.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (T:7003), which fell 8.09% or 30.0 points to trade at 341.0 at the close. Tokai Carbon Co., Ltd. (T:5301) declined 7.88% or 98.0 points to end at 1146.0 and Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd. (T:1925) was down 7.00% or 241.0 points to 3200.0.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2603 to 978 and 154 ended unchanged.

Shares in Tokyo Dome Corp. (T:9681) rose to 5-year highs; rising 28.65% or 300.0 to 1347.0. Shares in SUMCO Corp. (T:3436) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 8.52% or 166.0 to 2114.0.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 21.58.

Crude oil for January delivery was down 1.82% or 0.83 to $44.70 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in February fell 1.99% or 0.96 to hit $47.29 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.36% or 6.35 to trade at $1781.75 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.07% to 104.00, while EUR/JPY rose 0.04% to 124.45.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.09% at 91.715.