TOKYO, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- Tokyo stocks dropped slightly on Friday morning as investors took profits from the previous day's gains, with the decline partly offset by upbeat U.S. jobless claims data and a weaker yen.
The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average fell by 22.94 points, or 0. 16 percent, from Thursday to 14,776.18. The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange decreased by 0.44 point, or 0.04 percent, to 1,220.05.
Decliners were led by sea transporters, metal products makers and machinery manufacturers, while gainers included air transporters, utilities and rubber products makers.