Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.30%

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

At the close in Tokyo, the gained 0.30% to hit a new 52-week high.

The best performers of the session on the were SUMCO Corp. (T:), which rose 5.33% or 97.0 points to trade at 1917.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Minebea Mitsumi Inc (T:) added 4.53% or 89.0 points to end at 2055.0 and Advantest Corp. (T:) was up 3.80% or 210.0 points to 5740.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Taisei Corp. (T:), which fell 3.20% or 140.0 points to trade at 4240.0 at the close. Tokio Marine Holdings, Inc. (T:) declined 2.84% or 163.0 points to end at 5586.0 and Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd. (T:) was down 2.75% or 335.0 points to 11855.0.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 1931 to 1587 and 254 ended unchanged.

Shares in SUMCO Corp. (T:) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 5.33% or 97.0 to 1917.0. Shares in Minebea Mitsumi Inc (T:) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 4.53% or 89.0 to 2055.0. Shares in Advantest Corp. (T:) rose to 5-year highs; rising 3.80% or 210.0 to 5740.0.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 14.78 a new 3-months low.

Crude oil for December delivery was down 0.48% or 0.27 to $56.39 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in December fell 0.87% or 0.54 to hit $61.48 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.31% or 4.65 to trade at $1509.95 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.08% to 108.72, while EUR/JPY rose 0.15% to 120.56.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.02% at 97.580.

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