© Reuters. Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.11%

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 declined 0.11%.

The best performers of the session on the were Alps Electric Co., Ltd. (TYO:), which rose 13.68% or 158.00 points to trade at 1,313.00 at the close. Meanwhile, SKY Perfect JSAT Holdings Inc. (TYO:) added 7.86% or 33.00 points to end at 453.00 and Hitachi Ltd (TYO:) was up 6.72% or 408.00 points to 6,480.00 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Z Holdings Corp (TYO:), which fell 9.83% or 50.60 points to trade at 464.00 at the close. Advantest Corp. (TYO:) declined 4.78% or 430.00 points to end at 8,560.00 and Resona Holdings, Inc. (TYO:) was down 3.42% or 19.30 points to 545.60.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 1813 to 1713 and 241 ended unchanged.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 5.79% to 25.07.

Crude oil for June delivery was down 0.13% or 0.14 to $104.55 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in July fell 0.11% or 0.12 to hit $107.02 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 1.38% or 26.42 to trade at $1,885.28 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.27% to 130.18, while EUR/JPY rose 0.34% to 137.31.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.28% at 103.25.

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