Advantest Corp (6857.T)
* Says Rating and Investment Information, Inc. (R&I) affirmed the company's rating at "A-" -R&I
TOKYO, April 2 Japan's Nikkei share average was steady on Monday morning as the market started the new quarter, hovering at a key technical level as investors bought bellwether stocks such as tech shares and index heavyweights.
TOKYO, Jan 31 Japan's Nikkei share average fell for a sixth straight day on Wednesday in choppy trade, with most sectors in negative territory, while large-cap stock Advantest soared after raising its profit forecast.
* ADVANTEST CORP'S OPERATING PROFIT IS SEEN REACHING 20 BILLION YEN ($178 MILLION) IN FISCAL 2018 - NIKKEI