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Japan Hot Stocks- Advan, Warabeya Nichiyo, Ryohin Keikaku, DIC, Seven & i Holdings

TOKYO, Oct 5 (Reuters) - The Nikkei average rose 0.4 percent and the broader TOPIX was 0.2 percent higher on Friday.

The following stocks were on the move: **ADVAN UP ON SHARE BUYBACK PLAN**

Advan rose 5.3 percent to 816 yen after the construction company said it would buy back 125,000 shares, or 0.6 percent of all issued stock, for a maximum of 100 million yen ($1.27 million), between Oct. 5 and Oct. 4, 2013.

Advan released its interim earnings on Sept. 30, with operating profit coming in at 1.72 billion yen ($21.9 million), overshooting its guidance of 1.17 billion yen. . The company kept its full-year operating profit forecast at 2.76 billion yen.

0207 GMT **WARABEYA NICHIYO RISES ON UPWARD REVISION OF GUIDANCE**

Warabeya Nicho Co Ltd climbed 5.1 percent to 1,374 yen, a one-month high, after the prepared food company hiked its operating profit forecast for the year ending Feb. 2013 by 3 percent to 4.7 billion yen after strong sales of its products in Seven Eleven convenience stores, operated by Seven & i Holdings Co .

Warabeya also increased its sales estimate for the full year period to 17.8 billion yen ($226.9 million), which would mark a 9 percent increase on the year and is up from a previous forecast of 17.1 billion yen.

0141 GMT

**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.

0004 GMT

**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.

0045 GMT

**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) ($1 = 78.4500 Japanese yen)

(Reporting by Sophie Knight; Editing by Joseph Radford, Prateek Chatterjee, Subhranshu Sahu and G. Ram Mohan)

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