Nikkei reaches fresh 15-year high; Nintendo falls on profit-taking

viernes 20 de marzo de 2015 02:32 GYT

TOKYO, March 20 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average hit
a fresh 15-year high on Friday in choppy trade and gained for a
sixth week on expectations for better shareholder returns, but
Nintendo Co dived on profit-taking after soaring for two days.
    The Nikkei benchmark ended 0.4 percent higher to
19,560.22, the highest closing level since April 2000, after
trading in negative territory earlier. For the week, the
benchmark rose 1.6 percent, posting six straight weekly gains.
    Nintendo, which surged 36 percent the previous two
days after saying it will enter the mobile game market, fell 6.6
percent. It was the fourth most traded stock by turnover.
    The broader Topix rose 0.3 percent to 1,580.51 and
the JPX-Nikkei Index 400 advanced 0.2 percent to

 (Editing by Richard Borsuk)