TOKYO, Oct 5 (Reuters) - The Nikkei average rose 0.4 percent and the broader TOPIX was 0.3 percent higher on Friday.
The following stocks were on the move:
**RYOHIN KEIKAKU CLIMBS, RAISES OPER FORECAST**
Ryohin Keikaku Co Ltd rose 4 percent to 4,995 yen, a three-week high, after the operator of household and apparel store Muji raised its operating profit forecast for the year ending Feb. 2013 to 19.4 billion yen ($247 million) from a previous forecast of 18 billion yen as steady sales and cost-cutting measures widened profit margins.
That would mark a 25.7 percent year-on-year increase and is above the 18.8 billion projected by 12 analysts polled by Reuters.
Ryohin Keikaku also said its operating profit for the six months ended Aug. 31 came in at 9.5 billion yen ($121 million), a 35.7 percent increase on the year.
**DIC RISES AFTER NIKKEI SAYS OPS BEAT GUIDANCE**
DIC Corp moved up 3.9 percent to 134 yen after the Nikkei business daily said the printing company's interim operating profit had likely risen 6 percent on the year to 19 billion yen, topping the company's guidance of 18 billion yen, after it raised prices to offset a strong yen and lower sales.
The Nikkei said sales of high-margin ink also improved DIC's profit margins.
**SEVEN & I DROPS AS WEAKER SUPERMARKET SALES HURT**
Seven & i Holdings Co Ltd fell 3 percent to a two-week low at 2,303 yen as weaker sales at its supermarkets offset growth from its convenience stores.
The operator of 7-Eleven, Japan's biggest convenience store chain, said its operating profit for the June-August quarter fell 2.5 percent to 79.9 billion yen as sales failed to match last year's post-quake boom.
It also cut its operating profit forecast for the year to February 2013 to 308 billion yen from a previous estimate of 315 billion yen, and below an average estimate of 310.0 billion yen in a Reuters poll.
0022 GMT ($1 = 78.4500 Japanese yen)
(Reporting by Sophie Knight; Editing by Joseph Radford, Prateek Chatterjee and Subhranshu Sahu)
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