Nikkei edges down in choppy trade; investors pause after recent rally

miércoles 15 de abril de 2015 02:22 GYT

TOKYO, April 15 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average
edged down in choppy trade on Wednesday as investors took
profits on recent gainers such as drugmakers, but expectations
that companies will report good earnings contained losses.
    The Nikkei ended 0.2 percent lower at 19,869.76 after
staying flat most of the day.
    The broader Topix slipped 0.1 percent at 1,588.81
and the JPX-Nikkei Index 400 shed 0.2 percent to

 (Reporting by Ayai Tomisawa; Editing by Richard Borsuk)