|Bid||0.00 x 0|
|Ask||1,607.00 x 0|
|Day's Range||1,641.00 - 1,749.00|
|52 Week Range||1,289.00 - 2,869.00|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||0.63|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||49.21|
|Earnings Date||Apr 24, 2020 - Apr 28, 2020|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||32.00 (1.91%)|
|Ex-Dividend Date||Mar 30, 2020|
|1y Target Est||3,214.60|
The Nikkei index ended down 1.37% at 17,818.72, shedding 25% so far this year. Experts warned on Wednesday that Japan was on the brink of a crisis as virus cases rise relentlessly around the nation, increasing the chance of lockdowns and other severe restrictions on personal movement that will hurt economic activity. In the United States, President Donald Trump sounded a dire warning this week as the number of deaths from the respiratory illness climbed to around 5,000.
Japanese stocks fell for a fourth straight session on Thursday, as investors were spooked by comments that the Asian country was on the verge of a coronavirus crisis and by a warning from U.S. President Donald Trump of a "painful" two weeks ahead. The Nikkei index was down 0.49% to 17,977.62 by 0220 GMT, shedding 24% so far this year. Trump said, "We're going to have a couple of weeks, starting pretty much now, but especially a few days from now, that are going to be horrific."
Japanese shares closed lower on Monday, tracking a sharp sell-off in Chinese equities, on rising worries over the economic impact from the coronavirus outbreak in China. The Nikkei index ended 1.01% lower at 22,971.94, with consumer discretionary and information technology sectors leading declines. Chinese markets, which were closed since the end of trade on Jan. 23 for Lunar New Year holidays, reopened on Monday with a steep fall of more than 9%.
Japanese shares gave up early gains on Friday to trade little changed as fears over a rising death toll from the new coronavirus in China outweighed hopes of an improvement in earnings of technology companies. By 0159 GMT, the Nikkei index edged down 0.01% to 23,792.01, heading for a 1% weekly drop. The markets started on a positive note as information technology and industrial equipment stocks rose following better-than-expected sales and profit forecasts from U.S. chipmaker Intel Corp.
Japan's benchmark share index rose to its highest in 15 months on Friday, as hopes for rebounding global demand and a softer yen drove broad-based gains. The Nikkei 225 Index rose half a percentage point to touch its highest level since October 2018 and has added more than 1% this year.