Australia stocks were lower after the close on Friday’s session. Therefore, leading the shares lower were losses in the IT, A-REITs, and Financials sectors.
Significantly, the S&P/ASX 200 lost 1.20% at the close in Sydney.
The outperformers of the session on the S&P/ASX 200 were Whitehaven Coal Ltd (ASX: WHC). They were up 5.79% or 0.090 points to trade at 1.645 at the close.
Moreover, Megaport Ltd (ASX:MP1) added 5.12% or 0.73 points to end at 14.99. Nufarm Ltd (ASX:NUF) added 4.83% or 0.20 points to 4.34 in late trade.
On the other hand, the worst performers of the session were Mesoblast Ltd (ASX: MSB). They fell 36.07% or 1.360 points to trade at 2.410 at the close.
A2 Milk Company Ltd (ASX: A2M) was down 23.64% or 3.14 points to end at 10.14. Qbe Insurance Group Ltd (ASX: QBE) fell 12.46% or 1.240 points to 8.710.
On the Sydney Stock Exchange, falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones by 715 to 564, and 351 ended unchanged.
Additionally, Shares in A2 Milk Company Ltd (ASX: A2M) were losing 23.64% or 3.14 to 10.14. They declined to 52-week lows.
The S&P/ASX 200 VIX was up 9.67% to 15.295. It measures the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options.
Nikkei 225 Down 0.16%
Significantly, Japan stocks ended lower after the close on Friday’s session. Therefore, leading shares lower were losses in the Paper & Pulp, Railway & Bus, and Real Estate sectors.
The Nikkei 225 declined 0.16% at the close in Tokyo.
Moreover, the outperformers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Pacific Metals Co., Ltd. (T:5541). They rose 6.02% or 132.0 points to trade at 2326.0 at the close.
Furthermore, Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd. (T:5202) added 4.79% or 22.0 points to end at 481.0. Asahi Glass Co., Ltd. (T:5201) added 4.45% or 160.0 points to 3755.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Mitsubishi Estate Co Ltd (T:8802). They fell 3.51% or 59.5 points to trade at 1638.0 at the close.
Daikin Industries, Ltd. (T:6367) was down 3.49% or 780.0 points to end at 21555.0. Odakyu Electric Railway Co., Ltd. (T:9007) fell 3.28% or 105.0 points to 3100.0.
Additionally, On the Tokyo Stock Exchange, falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones by 1933 to 1574, and 227 ended unchanged.
In addition, The Nikkei Volatility was unchanged from 0% to 18.97. It measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options.