The NYSE, which is owned by Intercontinental Exchange Inc, said a "system issue" prevented the opening auctions in a subset of its listed securities. The stocks began trading without an opening print, causing erroneous prices that the exchange said will be declared null and void.
A spate of NYSE-listed stocks were halted at the top of the session due to an apparent technical malfunction, which caused initial price confusion and prompted an investigation by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
The Nikkei ended the day up 0.01% at 26,449.82, after touching 26,547.61 for the first time since Dec. 27. The markets initially tracked overnight Wall Street gains amid bets that a mitigation in the pace of US consumer price gains will allow the Federal Reserve to dial back the pace of its rate hikes
Longer-dated treasury yields fell a day before release of December's US consumer price index (CPI) data as investors bet inflation is on a sustainable downward path that could lead the Fed to slow rate hikes or cut rates.