Japan Stocks Side down, latest profit halts due to earning alarm

On Tuesday, Nikkei index of Japan waived decent gains and ended lower; three-day rally being knocked because the market recorded a heap of corporate earnings.
The Nikkei stock market after reaching 20,981.23 ended at around 20,844.45 which is 0.19 percent lower; it is the highest level touched ever since December 19.
From the previous three sessions, the Nikkei has seen a rise and eventually touched the seven weak crests only after the three important indices on the Wall Street closed a session high on Monday.
Actually, the irritable factors are missing however the market is gearing for a series of earnings, and this has led to delay in the latest progress, Soichiro Monji who is a senior economist at Daiwa SB Investments stated.
The earnings of the Japanese corporates are rather good as a whole, although they seem to get dull if compared with some positive results that are seen on Wall Street, he said.
By being hopeful about the relation between the US and China and due to a high desire for Alphabet Incorporation earnings has pushed the technology shares on Wall Street.
In Tokyo, index heavyweight of Fast Retailing had dropped by 2.8 percent only when the Uniqlo clothing chain operator mentioned that the domestic same-store sales have fallen to 1 percent during January as compared to the last year.
Panasonic Company also noticed a drop by 2.5 percent only when the electronic organization slashed its annual profit outlook by stating the reason as the slow Chinese economy has disturbed the demand of auto components and also factory equipment.
Ibiden Co the electronic product manufacturer also slipped to 12.6 percent after cutting its annual profit prediction to 90 percent for the year up-to march 2019 due to the decline of ceramic auto parts in Europe
Kao Corporation the cosmetic company further increased by 2.7 percent only after boosting its operating profit prediction for the year to March 2019 by around 4.8 percent.
By doubling its operating profit forecast, the Aska Pharmaceutical added 3.3 percent for the year till March 2019 to around 2 billion yen.
The manufacturer of surface treatment material like rustproof coating mainly for cars, JCU Corporation, bounced to more than 18 percent after choosing to buy back 3.77 percent of its shares outstanding.
The broader Topix limited up at 0.1 percent to around 1,582.88
Only 22 subsectors were in a positive region out of 33 subsectors of the Tokyo Stock Exchange’s [TSE].

Margaret Gray
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Margaret Gray holds master degree in journalism and currently working in FinanceBottom team as a news reporter covering news stories regarding finance, business and economy. She has also worked as a freelance journalist for almost 2 years.
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