Investing.com – Japan stocks were lower after the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Chemical, Petroleum&Plastic, Mining and Automobiles&Parts sectors led shares lower.
At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 lost 0.34% to hit a new 6-months low.
The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Familymart Ltd (T:8028), which rose 4.71% or 780.0 points to trade at 17350.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Softbank Corp. (T:9984) added 2.45% or 211.0 points to end at 8827.0 and Yamato Holdings Co., Ltd. (T:9064) was up 2.37% or 70.0 points to 3018.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Showa Shell Sekiyu K.K. (T:5002), which fell 7.39% or 122.0 points to trade at 1528.0 at the close. JX Holdings, Inc. (T:5020) declined 6.66% or 43.0 points to end at 602.7 and Toho Zinc Co., Ltd. (T:5707) was down 5.16% or 180.0 points to 3305.0.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2938 to 620 and 166 ended unchanged.
Shares in JX Holdings, Inc. (T:5020) fell to 52-week lows; down 6.66% or 43.0 to 602.7. Shares in Toho Zinc Co., Ltd. (T:5707) fell to 52-week lows; down 5.16% or 180.0 to 3305.0.
The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 12.20% to 23.92 a new 1-month high.
Crude oil for January delivery was down 0.06% or 0.03 to $50.97 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in February fell 0.10% or 0.06 to hit $59.91 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.33% or 4.15 to trade at $1253.55 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.25% to 113.06, while EUR/JPY rose 0.02% to 128.73.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.25% at 96.938.