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Japanese shares gain on cyclicals boost, selling in some heavyweights weighs

03/10/2021 | 10:13pm EDT

TOKYO, March 11 (Reuters) - Japanese shares inched higher on Thursday as investors picked up beaten-down cyclical stocks while cutting their positions in some index heavyweights.

The Nikkei index was up 0.49% at 29,179.43 by 0208 GMT, while the broader Topix edged up 0.27% to 1,924.83.

"Growth-related shares have helped the market, but a sell-off in index heavyweights has also weighed," said Koichi Kurose, chief strategist, Resona Asset Management.

The Nikkei had rallied to a 30-year high last month on expectations of an economic rebound and better-than expected corporate earnings.

On Thursday, chip-related shares fell, with Tokyo Electron declining 1.72% and Advantest losing 0.72%. Both the stocks weighed on the benchmark Nikkei index, along with medical equipment maker Terumo and drug maker Astellas Pharma, losing 1.24% to 2.31%.

Shipping firms jumped, making them the largest gainers on the Nikkei, with Kawasaki Kisen surging 9.11%, Mitsui OSK Lines gaining 8.35% and Nippon Yusen rising 6.67%.

The largest percentage losers on the index were Isuzu Motors , down 4.21%, followed by Alps Alpine, losing 2.83% and Bridgestone down 2.37%.

Among the top 30 core Topix names, Recruit Holdings , up 1.77%, and Mitsui & Co, which rose 1.26%, gained the most. The underperformers were Murata Manufacturing Co, down 3.56%, and Keyence that fell 2.89%.

There were 154 advancers on the Nikkei index against 67 decliners.

(Reporting by Junko Fujita in Tokyo; editing by Uttaresh.V)


ę Reuters 2021
Stocks mentioned in the article
ChangeLast1st jan.
ALPS ALPINE CO., LTD. -0.86% 1147 End-of-day quote.-15.54%
ASTELLAS PHARMA INC. -0.37% 1905 End-of-day quote.19.51%
BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION -0.54% 4790 End-of-day quote.41.55%
ISUZU MOTORS LIMITED 0.85% 1423 End-of-day quote.45.20%
KAWASAKI KISEN KAISHA, LTD. -2.27% 3450 End-of-day quote.63.35%
KEYENCE CORPORATION -1.76% 57000 End-of-day quote.-1.72%
MITSUI & CO., LTD. -0.02% 2547 End-of-day quote.34.80%
MITSUI O.S.K. LINES, LTD. -0.40% 4950 End-of-day quote.57.14%
MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD. -0.63% 8960 End-of-day quote.-3.86%
NIKKEI 225 -1.39% 27581.66 Real-time Quote.1.92%
NIPPON YUSEN KABUSHIKI KAISHA -1.09% 5430 End-of-day quote.126.06%
RECRUIT HOLDINGS CO., LTD. -3.00% 5635 End-of-day quote.30.41%
SYSMEX CORPORATION -0.19% 13205 End-of-day quote.6.49%
TERUMO CORPORATION 1.18% 4300 End-of-day quote.-0.28%
TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED -2.50% 44380 End-of-day quote.15.57%
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