Investor Alert

London Markets Close in:

Asia Markets Archives | Email alerts

July 31, 2014, 5:54 a.m. EDT

Japan stocks snap winning streak, but rise for July

new
Watchlist Relevance
LEARN MORE

Want to see how this story relates to your watchlist?

Just add items to create a watchlist now:

  • X
    NIKKEI 225 Index (NIK)
  • X
    TOPIX Index (180460)
  • X
    Japanese Yen (USDJPY)

or Cancel Already have a watchlist? Log In

By Laura He, MarketWatch

HONG KONG (MarketWatch) — Japanese stocks broke their four-day string of advances on Thursday, but still notched a solid gain for the month of July.

The Nikkei Average /zigman2/quotes/210597971/delayed JP:NIK +0.40%  slipped 0.2% to 15,620.80, retreating from a six-month closing high in the previous day. For the month, the index climbed 3%.

The broader Topix index /zigman2/quotes/210598092/delayed JP:180460 +0.0006% also edged down 0.2%, while the yen /zigman2/quotes/210561789/realtime/sampled USDJPY +0.0336%  strengthened against the dollar to ¥102.79 from ¥102.863 on Wednesday.

Console maker Nintendo Co.  was among top losers, sinking 6.5%, after the company said its operating loss nearly doubled in the April-June quarter from a year ago, despite the success of its “Mario Kart 8” racing game.


Reuters

Other underperformers included heavy equipment manufacturer Komatsu /zigman2/quotes/204002437/delayed JP:6301 +0.41%  , declining 1.8%, electronics and media conglomerate Sony Corp. /zigman2/quotes/201361720/delayed JP:6758 +3.27%  , /zigman2/quotes/208567357/composite SNE +1.59%   down 1.1%, and industrial-robot maker Fanuc Corp. /zigman2/quotes/202054799/delayed JP:6954 +1.60%  , off 0.9%.

In Hong Kong, stocks eked out small gains after choppy session, managing to close higher for an eighth day in a row. The Hang Seng Index /zigman2/quotes/210598030/delayed HK:HSI +0.31%  ticked up 0.1%. For July, the benchmark jumped 6.8%.

Over on the Chinese mainland, the Shanghai Composite Index /zigman2/quotes/210598127/delayed CN:SHCOMP +1.39%  advanced 0.9%.

Elsewhere, Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 /zigman2/quotes/210598100/delayed AU:XJO +0.59%  added 0.2%, while South Korea’s Kospi Composite Index /zigman2/quotes/210598069/delayed KR:180721 +0.42%  dropped 0.3%.

<STRONG>More must-reads from MarketWatch:</STRONG>

Are Argentine bonds in your fund?

Sony surprises as operating profit nearly doubles

How much did subprime loans fuel the GDP boom?

/zigman2/quotes/210597971/delayed
JP : Nikkei
22,529.29
+90.64 +0.40%
Volume: 0.00
July 9, 2020 3:15p
loading...
/zigman2/quotes/210598092/delayed
JP : Tokyo Exchange (TOPIX)
1,557.24
+0.01 +0.0006%
Volume: 0.00
July 9, 2020 3:00p
loading...
/zigman2/quotes/210561789/realtime/sampled
US : Tullett Prebon
107.2940
+0.0360 +0.0336%
Volume: 0.0000
July 9, 2020 10:58a
loading...
/zigman2/quotes/204002437/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 2,189.00
+9.00 +0.41%
Volume: 3.24M
July 9, 2020 3:00p
P/E Ratio
13.45
Dividend Yield
4.29%
Market Cap
¥2059.28 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥45.51M
loading...
/zigman2/quotes/201361720/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 7,673.00
+243.00 +3.27%
Volume: 7.67M
July 9, 2020 3:00p
P/E Ratio
16.65
Dividend Yield
0.59%
Market Cap
¥9065.79 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥72.37M
loading...
/zigman2/quotes/208567357/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 70.90
+1.11 +1.59%
Volume: 243,879
July 9, 2020 10:58a
P/E Ratio
16.74
Dividend Yield
0.43%
Market Cap
$84.32 billion
Rev. per Employee
$654,652
loading...
/zigman2/quotes/202054799/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 19,630.00
+310.00 +1.60%
Volume: 657,400
July 9, 2020 3:00p
P/E Ratio
51.42
Dividend Yield
N/A
Market Cap
¥3665.32 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥95.87M
loading...
/zigman2/quotes/210598030/delayed
HK : Hong Kong Exchange
26,210.16
+80.98 +0.31%
Volume: 2.45M
July 9, 2020 4:08p
loading...
/zigman2/quotes/210598127/delayed
CN : China: Shanghai
3,450.59
+47.15 +1.39%
Volume: 62.00B
July 9, 2020 3:01p
loading...
/zigman2/quotes/210598100/delayed
AU : S&P ASX
5,955.50
+35.20 +0.59%
Volume: 681,269
July 9, 2020 5:17p
loading...
/zigman2/quotes/210598069/delayed
KR : Korea Exchange
2,167.90
+9.02 +0.42%
Volume: 619,368
July 9, 2020 3:32p
loading...

Laura He is a MarketWatch reporter based in Hong Kong. Follow Laura on Twitter at: @lauraliuhe.

This Story has 0 Comments
Be the first to comment
More News In
Markets

Story Conversation

Commenting FAQs »

Partner Center

World News from MarketWatch

Link to MarketWatch's Slice.