TOKYO, Oct 3 (Reuters) - The benchmark Nikkei average
and the broader TOPIX both slipped 0.2 percent in early deals on Wednesday. The following stocks were on the move:
**UNY HITS 18-MTH LOW AFTER EARNINGS DISAPPOINT, GUIDANCE CUT**
Uny Co Ltd sank 7.2 percent to an 18-month low at 565 yen after the supermarket chain cut its operating profit forecast for the year ending Feb. 20 by 14 percent to 39 billion yen, with its second quarter figures coming in below market expectations.
The company posted an operating profit of 11.02 billion yen for the second quarter ended Aug. 20 versus expectations of about 14 billion yen, according to Thomson Reuters StarMine.
**DAIICHI SANKYO HITS RECORD LOW AFTER LUNG CANCER TRIAL HALTED**
Daiichi Sankyo Co Ltd sagged 3.9 percent to 1,210 yen, hitting a record low after U.S. biotechnology company ArQule Inc said it will discontinue a late-stage trial of the lung cancer drug it is co-developing with Daiichi Sankyo after an interim analysis showed the drug would not improve overall survival.
Daiichi Sankyo has lost 20.7 percent this year, underperforming a 3.7 percent rise in the Nikkei.
(Reporting by Dominic Lau; Editing by Edmund Klamann)
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