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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 -0.16%   edged up 0.5%. South Korea’s Kospi /zigman2/quotes/210598069/delayed KR:180721 -0.69%   rose 0.1% and the Shanghai Composite /zigman2/quotes/210598127/delayed CN:SHCOMP +0.02%   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 +1.16%   surged in Tokyo trading after the videogame company said it was teaming with Tencent /zigman2/quotes/204605823/delayed HK:700 -0.37%   to sell its Switch gaming console in China , potentially open up a lucrative new market. Nissan shares /zigman2/quotes/208298710/delayed JP:7201 -0.94%   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 -0.59%  jumped in South Korea, as Samsung /zigman2/quotes/209800866/delayed KR:005930 -2.62%   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 +0.14%   gained 4.58 points, or 0.2%, to 2,905.03. The Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +0.37%   rose 110 points, or 0.4%, to 26,559.54. The Nasdaq composite /zigman2/quotes/210598365/realtime COMP +0.11%   inched 1.98 points higher, or less than 0.1%, to 7,998.06.

The dollar /zigman2/quotes/210561789/realtime/sampled USDJPY +0.0018%   rose slightly to 111.92 Japanese yen from 111.89 yen late Thursday.

/zigman2/quotes/210597971/delayed
JP : Nikkei
21,117.22
-33.92 -0.16%
Volume: 0.00
May 24, 2019 3:15p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598069/delayed
KR : Korea Exchange
2,045.31
-14.28 -0.69%
Volume: 480,647
May 24, 2019 6:03p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598127/delayed
CN : China: Shanghai
2,852.99
+0.48 +0.02%
Volume: 16.72B
May 24, 2019 3:00p
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/zigman2/quotes/208063194/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 39,080.00
+450.00 +1.16%
Volume: 1.59M
May 24, 2019 3:00p
P/E Ratio
24.19
Dividend Yield
1.94%
Market Cap
¥4655.39 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥217.41M
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/zigman2/quotes/204605823/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
HK$ 324.80
-1.20 -0.37%
Volume: 21.40M
May 24, 2019 4:08p
P/E Ratio
32.15
Dividend Yield
0.31%
Market Cap
HK$3076.11 billion
Rev. per Employee
HK$8.27M
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/zigman2/quotes/208298710/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 740.60
-7.00 -0.94%
Volume: 14.24M
May 24, 2019 3:00p
P/E Ratio
9.08
Dividend Yield
5.40%
Market Cap
¥2897.90 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥85.36M
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/zigman2/quotes/206420319/delayed
KR : S. Korea: KRX
67,600.00
-400.00 -0.59%
Volume: 3.34M
May 24, 2019 3:30p
P/E Ratio
3.04
Dividend Yield
2.22%
Market Cap
₩46238.50 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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/zigman2/quotes/209800866/delayed
KR : S. Korea: KRX
42,700.00
-1,150 -2.62%
Volume: 13.97M
May 24, 2019 3:30p
P/E Ratio
7.76
Dividend Yield
N/A
Market Cap
₩290047.00 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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/zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime
US : S&P US
2,826.06
+3.82 +0.14%
Volume: 1.60B
May 24, 2019 4:49p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime
US : Dow Jones Global
25,585.69
+95.22 +0.37%
Volume: 201.37M
May 24, 2019 4:49p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598365/realtime
US : U.S.: Nasdaq
7,637.01
+8.72 +0.11%
Volume: 1.52M
May 24, 2019 5:16p
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/zigman2/quotes/210561789/realtime/sampled
US : Tullet Prebon
109.3050
+0.0020 +0.0018%
Volume: 0.0000
May 24, 2019 4:59p
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