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Aeon, Fast Retailing, Mitsubishi Estate: Japan Equity Preview

April 9 (Bloomberg) -- The following companies may have unusual price changes in Japanese trading today. Stock symbols are in parentheses, and share prices are from the previous close. The information in each item was released after markets shut, unless stated otherwise.

Aeon Co. (8267 JT): The retailer said in a preliminary earnings statement its net income for the year that ended on Feb. 28 was 31.1 billion yen ($333 million), beating its 23.5 billion yen forecast and reversing a loss of 2.76 billion yen a year earlier. The company also increased its planned dividend to 20 yen from 17 yen. The stock was unchanged at 1,060 yen.

Bic Camera Inc. (3048 JT): The consumer electronics store raised its full-year profit forecast to 5.2 billion yen from 1.6 billion yen. The stock rose 0.3 percent to 32,300 yen.

CFS Corp. (8229 JT): The supermarket chain said full-year net income rose to 636 million yen from 519 million yen a year earlier. It forecast 1.2 billion yen net income for the next year. The stock declined 0.2 percent to 561 yen.

Fast Retailing Co. (9983 JT): Japan’s largest clothing retailer, raised its full-year net income forecast 5.2 percent to 71 billion yen on better-than-expected sales of its thermal underwear in the first half. The company increased its planned dividend to 230 yen from 200 yen. President Tadashi Yanai said it may list shares overseas. The stock rose 0.7 percent to 15,000 yen.

Fuji Media Holdings Inc. (4676 JT): The company’s Fuji Television will work with FreemantleMedia Inc., a London-based production company, to create variety shows for a global audience, the Asahi newspaper said. Fuji Media slipped 0.4 percent to 144,400 yen.

Funai Electric Co. (6839 JO): The audio-visual equipment maker may begin selling TVs and other products in China as soon as this year, Nikkei English News reported. The stock rose 0.1 percent to 3,930 yen.

GS Yuasa Corp. (6674 JT), Mitsubishi Corp. (8058 JT) and Mitsubishi Motors Corp. (7211 JT): The companies agreed to invest 40 billion yen to team up for making lithium ion batteries for electric vehicles, Nikkei English News said. GS Yuasa slipped 1.8 percent to 642 yen. Mitsubishi fell 0.7 percent to 2,451 yen. Mitsubishi Motors lost 0.8 percent to 131 yen.

Hiday Hidaka Corp. (7611 JT): The noodle-shop chain said full-year net income rose 17 percent from a year earlier to 1.18 billion yen. The stock advanced 1.5 percent to 1,030 yen.

Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical Co. (4530 JT): The drugmaker said full-year net income declined 3.6 percent from a year earlier to 18.42 billion yen. It forecast 20.2 billion yen profit for the current year. The stock increased 0.3 percent to 3,550 yen.

House Foods Corp. (2810 JT): The food processor said it will sell its mineral water business to Asahi Breweries Ltd. (2502 JT) for 5.3 billion yen, taking a 300 million yen charge on the sale. House Foods slid 0.2 percent to 1,353 yen. Asahi Breweries was unchanged at 1,745 yen.

Lintec Corp. (7966 JT): The adhesive products maker’s full-year net income may have doubled to about 7 billion yen, beating its projection by about 500 million yen, Nikkei English News said. The stock slid 1.2 percent to 1,792 yen.

McDonald’s Holdings Co. (Japan) Ltd. (2702 JQ): The unit of the world’s biggest restaurant chain said March same-store sales fell 0.9 percent. The stock rose 0.6 percent to 1,919 yen.

Mitsubishi Estate Co. (8802 JT): The property developer may post operating profit of about 150 billion yen for the year through March 2011, an increase of 3 percent from the estimated figure for the previous fiscal year, Nikkei English News said. The stock dropped 1.9 percent to 1,539 yen.

Net One Systems Co. (7518 JT): The communications-network designer’s net income totaled 2.5 billion yen, 19 percent more than forecast, according to a preliminary earnings statement. The stock slid 3.1 percent to 115,600 yen.

Seven & I Holdings Co. (3382 JT): Japan’s largest retailer said profit may rise to 100 billion yen in the year ending February 2011 from 44.9 billion yen a year earlier. Separately, the company said it will buy back as much as 2.2 percent of its outstanding shares. The stock declined 1.7 percent to 2,314 yen.

Sharp Corp. (6753 JT): The electronics maker will supply Windows-based smartphones to Verizon Wireless for sale in the U.S., the Nikkan Kogyo newspaper reported. Verizon is the biggest mobile provider in the U.S. with more than 91 million subscribers, the newspaper said. Sharp slid 1.9 percent to 1,189 yen.

Sugi Holdings Co. (7649 JT): The drugstore chain said full-year net income totaled 5.18 billion yen, 18 percent less than forecast, in a preliminary earnings statement. The stock retreated 1.7 percent to 2,315 yen.

Uny Co. (8270 JT): The department store chain said it swung to a full-year net loss of 5 billion yen, from 5.34 billion yen profit a year earlier. Uny forecast 2.5 billion yen net income for the next full year. The stock gained 0.6 percent to 828 yen.

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