Nikkei rises for 3rd day on Wall St, higher shareholder returns

martes 19 de mayo de 2015 02:17 GYT

TOKYO, May 19 (Reuters) - Japanese stocks rose to a
three-week high on Tuesday thanks to Wall Street's record close
and a surge in companies announcing higher shareholder returns. 
    The Nikkei share average gained for a third-straight
session, ending up 0.7 percent at 20,026.38 points, the highest
close since April 28.
    The broader Topix added 0.4 percent to 1,633.33, the
highest closing price since November 2007.
    The JPX-Nikkei Index 400 advanced 0.4 percent to

 (Editing by Shri Navaratnam & Kim Coghill)