Kyocera, NTT DoCoMo, Panasonic, Toyota: Japan Equity Preview

The following companies may have unusual price changes in Japanese trading today. Stock symbols are in parentheses, and share prices are as of the latest close. The information in each item was released after markets shut unless stated otherwise.

AnGes MG Inc. (4563 JT): The developer of gene-therapy drugs said it agreed to combine technology with Vical Inc. of the U.S. to develop a vaccine against pandemic influenza in livestock. AnGes retreated 3.2 percent to 95,400 yen.

Daiei Inc. (8263 JT): The general-merchandise chain will open a store next month in Shanghai, its first overseas outlet in five years, the Asahi newspaper reported. The stock advanced 1.2 percent to 345 yen.

Kyocera Corp. (6971 JT): The maker of electronic equipment and components has developed solar-powered recharging stations for electric bicycles that it will start selling in the country this month, according to an e-mailed statement. The stock slipped 0.1 percent to 8,520 yen.

Kyoritsu Air Tech Inc. (5997 JQ): The air-conditioner maker said it will retire 12 percent of its shares on Dec. 1. The stock slumped 4.4 percent to 197 yen.

Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corp. (4188 JT): The company’s Mitsubishi Rayon will form a venture with Beijing Capital, China’s biggest water-treatment company, the Nikkan Kogyo newspaper reported. Mitsubishi Chemical rose 0.2 percent to 448 yen.

MS&AD Insurance Group Holdings Inc. (8725 JT): The insurer is opting to sell off about 300 billion yen in shareholdings between fiscal 2011 and fiscal 2013, Nikkei English News said. The stock advanced 0.7 percent to 2,031 yen.

Nippon Filcon Co. (5942 JT): The maker of industrial nets widened its full-year net loss forecast to 2.8 billion yen ($34 million) from 350 million yen and cut its planned annual dividend to 3 yen a share from 4 yen. The stock advanced 2.8 percent to 408 yen.

NTT DoCoMo Inc. (9437 JT): Japan’s largest mobile-phone operator plans to begin selling an electronic-book reader in Japan next month and a tablet computer around February, Dow Jones Newswires reported, citing the company’s top executive. The stock rose 0.1 percent to 135,500 yen.

Panasonic Corp. (6752 JT): The world’s largest maker of plasma televisions plans to boost hiring at its overseas operations next year and cut back recruitment in Japan. The stock rose 0.2 percent to 1,205 yen.

Sojitz Corp. (2768 JT) and Sumitomo Corp. (8053 JT): The trading houses plan to file applications to export rare-earth minerals from China after getting tips that China will resume exports to Japan, Nikkei English News reported on its website. Sojitz fell 0.7 percent to 148 yen. Sumitomo lost 1.4 percent to 1,089 yen.

Toyota Motor Corp. (7203 JT): The automaker will reduce production of its Prius hybrid vehicles sold in Japan by more than half in response to declining demand, according to a plan the automaker disclosed to suppliers, the Asahi newspaper said. The stock gained 0.5 percent to 3,170 yen.

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