Japan’s Nikkei 225 Stock Average rose 82.65, or 0.9 percent, to 9,321.82 as of the close in Tokyo. The following were among the most active shares in the Japanese market today. Stock symbols are in parentheses after company names.
Banks: Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc. (8306 JT), Japan’s biggest lender, led banks higher in Tokyo on speculation they won’t have to raise funds to meet stricter capital requirements proposed by global regulators yesterday. Mitsubishi UFJ gained 2 percent to 411 yen. Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc. (8316 JT), the country’s second-largest lender, rose 1.9 percent to 2,586 yen. Mizuho Financial Group Inc. (8411 JT), the No. 3, increased 1.5 percent to 132 yen.
Ain Pharmaciez Inc. (9627 JT), a drugstore operator, increased 3.7 percent to 2,842 yen. The company was raised to “strong outperform” from “outperform” at Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities Co.
Cybozu Inc. (4776 JT), a developer of Internet software, surged 6.3 percent to 28,550 yen. The company said in a preliminary earnings statement that first-half net income totaled 284 million yen ($3.37 million), 31 percent above its forecast.
Honda Motor Co. (7267 JT) gained 1.7 percent to 2,832 yen. Nissan Motor Co. (7201 JT) rose 2 percent to 679 yen. Mazda Motor Corp. (7261 JT) climbed 0.5 percent to 191 yen. The Japanese automakers will report record profits in China this fiscal year, Nikkei English News reported.
Ishii Hyoki Co. (6336 JT), a producer of equipment used to make printed circuit boards, plunged 12 percent to 939 yen, the lowest since December 2003. The company said its net loss for the six months ended July 31 widened to 321 million yen from 144 million yen a year earlier because of a one-time loss. The company said it decided not to pay a midterm dividend.
Mitsui Fudosan Co. (8801 JT), Japan’s largest property developer, rallied 1.7 percent to 1,365 yen. The company plans to open its first Chinese shopping center in Shanghai, probably in 2013, Nikkei English News said.
Nihon Parking Corp. (8997 JQ), a parking services provider, soared 17 percent to 49,000 yen, its highest close since July 2009. The company more than doubled its full-year net income forecast to 460 million yen from 215 million yen, citing improved occupancy rates and lower costs.
NIS Group Co. (8571 JT), a consumer and business lender, plummeted 33 percent to 12 yen, the most since at least December 1998. The company said its liabilities may exceed assets after Incubator Bank of Japan Ltd. (INBOJZ JP) went bankrupt.
Oncotherapy Science Inc. (4564 JT), a pharmaceutical researcher, jumped 7.8 percent to 172,100 yen, the biggest increase since Nov. 20. The company was rated “outperform” in new coverage at Mizuho Securities Co.
Recomm Holdings Co. (3323 JX), a marketer of office equipment, fell 3.4 percent to 2,395 yen. The company widened its net loss forecast to 272 million yen for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, from 40 million yen.
Samco Inc. (6387 JQ), a maker of chip-manufacturing equipment, advanced 5.1 percent to 1,170 yen. The company forecast full-year income will rise to 625 million yen from 247 million yen on a parent basis.
Tokyo Dome Corp. (9681 JT), a baseball-stadium operator, gained 4.3 percent to 220 yen, the sharpest rise since September 2009. The company said first-half net income jumped to 1.02 billion yen from 291 million yen a year earlier, while current profit, or pretax profit from operations, tumbled 48 percent to 2.48 billion yen on falling sales.
Tsugami Corp. (6101 JT), a machine tool maker, jumped 4 percent to 576 yen. The company said it will spend as much as 600 million yen to buy back up to 1.5 percent of its outstanding shares.