Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 2.03% By Investing.com

© Reuters. Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 2.03%

Investing.com – Japan stocks were lower after the close on Monday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the fell 2.03%.

The best performers of the session on the were Mitsubishi Estate Co Ltd (T:), which rose 5.04% or 108.5 points to trade at 2262.5 at the close. Meanwhile, Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd. (T:) added 2.77% or 77.0 points to end at 2858.5 and Chiyoda Corp. (T:) was up 2.48% or 8.0 points to 330.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Pacific Metals Co., Ltd. (T:), which fell 7.90% or 180.0 points to trade at 2098.0 at the close. Keisei Electric Railway Co., Ltd. (T:) declined 6.22% or 270.0 points to end at 4070.0 and Fast Retailing Co., Ltd. (T:) was down 5.66% or 3510.0 points to 58460.0.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 3267 to 414 and 126 ended unchanged.

Shares in Mitsubishi Estate Co Ltd (T:) rose to 52-week highs; up 5.04% or 108.5 to 2262.5. Shares in Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd. (T:) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 2.77% or 77.0 to 2858.5.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 14.88.

Crude oil for March delivery was down 2.40% or 1.30 to $52.89 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in April fell 2.29% or 1.37 to hit $58.52 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.35% or 5.55 to trade at $1577.45 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.19% to 109.06, while EUR/JPY fell 0.10% to 120.33.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.01% at 97.655.

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