Japan’s Nikkei 225 Stock Average rose less than 0.1 percent to 10,512.80 at 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.
ABC-Mart Inc. (2670 JT), a shoe retailer, rose 3.4 percent to 3,075 yen. The company said net income for the March-November period increased 34 percent to 13.6 billion yen ($164 million) on a 12 percent gain in sales. The company also said it will pay a commemorative dividend of 10 yen in addition to the planned yearend dividend of 19 yen.
Central Glass Co. (4044 JT), a glassmaker, rallied 3.7 percent to 418 yen, the highest since May 14. The company was rated “outperform” in new coverage by Shuichi Nakahara, an analyst at Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities Co.
Chiyoda Integre Co. (6915 JT), an electronic-components maker, soared 8.4 percent to 1,332 yen, the highest since May 18. The company said first-quarter net income jumped to 348 million yen from 132 million yen a year earlier on growing sales.
JSR Corp. (4185 JT), a maker of synthetic resin, gained 4.3 percent to 1,721 yen, the highest since June 3. The company said it will spend as much as 5.5 billion yen to buy back up to 1.23 percent of its outstanding shares.
Mochida Pharmaceutical Co. (4534 JT), a drugmaker, advanced 3.3 percent to 909 yen. The company will repurchase up to 1.1 percent of its outstanding shares for as much as 1.15 billion yen.
OSG Corp. (6136 JT), a maker of machine tools, climbed 3.1 percent to 1,008 yen. The company forecast full-year net income will increase 38 percent to 5.2 billion yen. Profit for the year ended Nov. 30 totaled 3.77 billion yen, compared with a loss of 3.77 billion yen a year earlier.
Ube Industries Ltd. (4208 JT), a chemical products maker, jumped 6.2 percent to 257 yen, the biggest gain since October 2009. The company will probably report 40 billion yen in operating profit for the fiscal year ending in March, beating its 36 billion yen forecast, the Nikkei newspaper reported.