|Bid||0.00 x 0|
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|Day's Range||18.77 - 19.80|
|52 Week Range||14.13 - 26.59|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||0.93|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||22.79|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.25 (1.22%)|
|Ex-Dividend Date||Sep 28, 2020|
|1y Target Est||N/A|
Set in an unspecified Japanese city, Natsuko Imamura’s first book to appear in English is narrated by an unnamed cleaner who struggles to introduce herself to a near-neighbour — the titular Woman in the Purple Skirt — with whom she becomes mysteriously obsessed. “I should add that I’ve already checked out where the Woman in the Purple Skirt lives,” she explains, as she seeks to nudge the object of her attention into applying for a position at the hotel where she works, without making herself known. When the narrator ends up crashing into a butcher’s display cabinet, having sought — literally — to bump into her quarry, she lands a hefty repair bill that appears to be a throwaway detail, until we discover that she, heavily in debt, risks eviction from the flat where she lives alone.
Japanese shares ended lower on Friday, weighed down by technology firms' disappointing outlook, while a spike in domestic COVID-19 infections hit investor sentiment. The Nikkei 225 Index fell 0.83% to close at 28,812.63, while the broader Topix slipped 0.57% to 1,898.24. Japanese tech stocks led the declines, as investors sifted through latest earnings reports and sold shares of companies that failed to live up to their lofty expectations for a robust rebound this year, analysts said.
Japanese shares fell on Friday as lacklustre earnings reports and profit forecasts from technology firms, and a spike in domestic infections of the novel coronavirus weighed on investor sentiment. The Nikkei 225 Index was down 0.46% at 28,920.24, as of 0200 GMT, while the broader Topix edged 0.07% lower to 1,907.67. Investors are also growing more worried about COVID-19, because new infections in Tokyo and Osaka are rising even after the declaration of a state of emergency for the two cities at the start of this week, analysts said.