Canon, Komatsu, Kyocera, Nintendo, Sony: 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.

Advantest Corp. (6857) : The world’s biggest maker of machines used to test memory chips said it turned to a nine-month net profit of 3.27 billion yen ($39.4 million), compared with a 12.8 billion yen loss a year earlier. The stock gained 0.7 percent to 1,845 yen.

All Nippon Airways Co. (9202) : Asia’s largest listed carrier by sales will delay the start of a low-cost carrier venture until February or later. The postponement will give the airline more time to reach agreement with shareholders on details of the low-fare venture, said ANA President Shinichiro Ito. The shares were unchanged at 306 yen.

Aomori Bank Ltd. (8342) : The regional lender said it will buy back up to 2.14 percent of outstanding shares for up to 900 million yen. The shares advanced 0.9 percent to 236 yen.

Canon Inc. (7751) : The world’s largest camera maker forecast net income will rise 26 percent to 310 billion yen this year, helped by sales of single-lens reflex cameras and office equipment. The shares gained 2.2 percent to 4,195 yen.

H20 Retailing Corp. (8242) : The railway department store operator will receive 15.92 percent of its own shares from its largest shareholder, Hankyu Hanshin Kyoeikai for no cash payment, H20 said. The shares slipped 0.3 percent to 590 yen.

Honda Motor Co. (7267) : The automaker may say its April-December operating profit more than doubled because of increasing sales in North America and emerging markets, the Nikkei newspaper said. The shares gained 2 percent to 3,540 yen.

Komatsu Ltd. (6301) : The world’s second-largest maker of construction equipment raised its full-year net income forecast by 17 percent to 140 billion yen, buoyed by increasing demand in Asia. The shares rose 1.9 percent to 2,446 yen.

Kyocera Corp. (6971) : The maker of electronic components said net income through December jumped to 93.7 billion yen, from 18.5 billion yen a year earlier. The stock gained 1.2 percent to 8,480 yen.

NEC Corp. (6701) : The maker of personal computers said net loss widened 0.7 percent to 53.6 billion yen for the nine-months through December. The shares gained 1.2 percent to 246 yen.

Nintendo Co. (7974 JO): The world’s largest maker of video-game players said net profit fell 74 percent to 49.6 billion yen in the nine months ended Dec. 31. The shares gained 0.9 percent to 22,540 yen.

Nippon Electric Glass Co. (5214) : The glassmaker said net income jumped 66 percent to 58.4 billion yen as sales grew. The stock increased 3.7 percent to 1,245 yen.

Oriental Land Co. (4661) : The operator of Tokyo Disney Resort may post a pretax profit of 56 billion yen for the April-December period, an increase of 44 percent on the year, the Nikkei newspaper said. The shares slid 0.5 percent to 7,580 yen.

Sanyo Electric Co. (6764 JT): The electrical appliance maker filed a patent-infringement lawsuit against Sharp Corp. (6753) with the Tokyo District Court regarding liquid-crystal-display technology. Sanyo Electric was unchanged at 131 yen. Sharp climbed 0.9 percent to 877 yen.

Sony Corp. (6758) : The maker of the PlayStation Portable said it will start selling a new model of its PlayStation Portable video-game player and offer game content on handheld devices that use Google Inc.’s Android operating system. The stock increased 1.7 percent to 2,914 yen.

Terumo Corp. (4543) : The maker of medical devices reported nine-month net income of 27.5 billion yen, 14 percent lower than a year earlier. The shares were unchanged at 4,380 yen.

Toyota Motor Corp. (7203) : The automaker will increase its production capacity in India by 30 percent as early as this summer to 200,000 vehicles a year, the Nikkan Kogyo newspaper reported. The shares gained 1.2 percent to 3,440 yen.

Yamato Holdings Co. (9064) : The parcel-delivery company will expand its business into Hong Kong and Malaysia this year, the Nikkei newspaper reported. The shares climbed 0.3 percent to 1,227 yen.

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