Nikkei Stock Average


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Nikkei stock average

Applies mainly to international equities. Price-weighted average of 225 stocks of the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange started on May 16, 1949. Japanese equivalent of the US Dow.
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Nikkei

A price-weighted index consisting of 225 prominent stocks on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. The Nikkei has been calculated since 1950 and its direction is considered an indicator of the state of the Japanese economy. Most analysts consider it the Japanese equivalent of the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
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Nikkei Stock Average

A price-weighted average of the stock of 225 large companies listed in the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. The Nikkei Stock Average is the most widely quoted average of Japanese equities. Formerly called Nikkei-Dow Jones Average.
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Nikkei Stock Average.

The Nikkei Stock Average, sometimes call the Nikkei Index or simply the Nikkei, is a price-weighted index of 225 blue chip stocks traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei, which was introduced in 1950, is frequently described as the Japanese equivalent of the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA).

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The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average closed up 1.71 points, or 0.01 percent, from Tuesday at 14,425.07.
The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average closed up 218.13 points, or 1.54 percent, from Monday at 14,423.36, the highest level since Aug.
The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average closed up 75.43 points, or 0.54 percent, from Tuesday at 14,053.87, the highest level since Aug.
The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average surged 405.52 points, or 2.99 percent, from Monday to 13,978.44, the highest closing mark since Aug.
The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average ended the morning session up 344.72 points, or 2.54 percent, from Monday at 13,917.64, the highest intraday mark since Aug.
At 9:15 a.m., the 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average was up 50.81 points, or 0.38 percent, from Wednesday at 13,389.27.