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April 19, 2019, 8:07 a.m. EDT

Asian markets gain in muted holiday trading

Nintendo shares jump on China deal; Nissan stock falls on production cut

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By Associated Press and Marketwatch


Reuters
Nintendo stock soared in Japan on Friday after the company paired with Tencent to sell its Switch console in China.

TOKYO — Asian stock indexes rose moderately in quiet holiday trading on Good Friday, and as Passover begins, with many regional and international markets closed.

Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 /zigman2/quotes/210597971/delayed JP:NIK -2.17%   edged up 0.5%. South Korea’s Kospi /zigman2/quotes/210598069/delayed KR:180721 -1.64%   rose 0.1% and the Shanghai Composite /zigman2/quotes/210598127/delayed CN:SHCOMP -1.17%   gained 0.6%.

Some markets remain closed for a national holiday, including in the U.S., Hong Kong, Australia and parts of Europe.

Among individual stocks, Nintendo /zigman2/quotes/208063194/delayed JP:7974 -2.83%   surged in Tokyo trading after the videogame company said it was teaming with Tencent /zigman2/quotes/204605823/delayed HK:700 -2.45%   to sell its Switch gaming console in China , potentially open up a lucrative new market. Nissan shares /zigman2/quotes/208298710/delayed JP:7201 -1.53%   fell after a report that the auto maker would slash global output by 15% this fiscal year. SK Hynix /zigman2/quotes/206420319/delayed KR:000660 -3.49%  jumped in South Korea, as Samsung /zigman2/quotes/209800866/delayed KR:005930 -0.80%   rose slightly.

Overnight, major U.S. stock indexes capped the holiday shortened week with slight gains, although the marginal upward move was not enough to keep the benchmark S&P 500 index from snapping a string of three straight weekly gains.

The S&P 500 /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX -2.59%   gained 4.58 points, or 0.2%, to 2,905.03. The Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -2.37%   rose 110 points, or 0.4%, to 26,559.54. The Nasdaq composite /zigman2/quotes/210598365/realtime COMP -3.00%   inched 1.98 points higher, or less than 0.1%, to 7,998.06.

The dollar /zigman2/quotes/210561789/realtime/sampled USDJPY +0.4678%   rose slightly to 111.92 Japanese yen from 111.89 yen late Thursday.

/zigman2/quotes/210597971/delayed
JP : Nikkei
20,261.04
-449.87 -2.17%
Volume: 0.00
Aug. 26, 2019 3:15p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598069/delayed
KR : Korea Exchange
1,916.31
-31.99 -1.64%
Volume: 324,853
Aug. 26, 2019 6:01p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598127/delayed
CN : China: Shanghai
2,863.57
-33.86 -1.17%
Volume: 16.99B
Aug. 26, 2019 3:01p
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/zigman2/quotes/208063194/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 39,820.00
-1,160 -2.83%
Volume: 1.49M
Aug. 26, 2019 3:00p
P/E Ratio
26.55
Dividend Yield
2.03%
Market Cap
¥4881.72 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥217.41M
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/zigman2/quotes/204605823/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
HK$ 326.00
-8.20 -2.45%
Volume: 22.76M
Aug. 26, 2019 4:08p
P/E Ratio
30.47
Dividend Yield
0.31%
Market Cap
HK$3176.71 billion
Rev. per Employee
HK$8.27M
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/zigman2/quotes/208298710/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 648.80
-10.10 -1.53%
Volume: 10.40M
Aug. 26, 2019 3:00p
P/E Ratio
12.11
Dividend Yield
6.17%
Market Cap
¥2578.35 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥85.36M
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/zigman2/quotes/206420319/delayed
KR : S. Korea: KRX
71,800.00
-2,600 -3.49%
Volume: 2.65M
Aug. 26, 2019 3:30p
P/E Ratio
5.10
Dividend Yield
2.09%
Market Cap
₩50889.70 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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/zigman2/quotes/209800866/delayed
KR : S. Korea: KRX
43,600.00
-350.00 -0.80%
Volume: 7.95M
Aug. 26, 2019 3:30p
P/E Ratio
9.41
Dividend Yield
3.25%
Market Cap
₩298538.00 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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/zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime
US : S&P US
2,847.11
-75.84 -2.59%
Volume: 2.35B
Aug. 23, 2019 5:10p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime
US : Dow Jones Global
25,628.90
-623.34 -2.37%
Volume: 364.26M
Aug. 23, 2019 5:10p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598365/realtime
US : U.S.: Nasdaq
7,751.77
-239.62 -3.00%
Volume: 1.85M
Aug. 23, 2019 5:16p
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/zigman2/quotes/210561789/realtime/sampled
US : Tullet Prebon
105.8740
+0.4930 +0.4678%
Volume: 0.0000
Aug. 26, 2019 6:18a
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