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Japan Hot Stocks-Canon falls after HP warns on 2013 earnings

TOKYO, Oct 4 (Reuters) - The benchmark Nikkei average

advanced 0.4 percent and the broader TOPIX gained 0.5 percent in early deals on Thursday. The following stock was on the move:

**CANON FALLS AFTER HEWLETT-PACKARD WARNS ON 2013 EARNINGS**

Canon Inc shed 3 percent to 2,478 yen after its client Hewlett-Packard Co warned of an unexpectedly steep earnings slide in 2013, with revenue set to fall in every business division except software.

A trader said 20 percent of Canon's sales go to Hewlett-Packard.

Canon was the most traded stock by turnover on the main board, while rival firm Ricoh Co Ltd dropped 2.7 percent to 698 yen.

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(Reporting by Dominic Lau; Editing by Joseph Radford)

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