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Market Scramble: Price swings spark calls to limit short-term trades

Earnings results trigger volatile response, but restrictions could hurt liquidity

Ulvac operates a plant in Kanagawa Prefecture.

TOKYO -- Many Japanese stocks made wild price swings after the companies released April-December earnings this season. But calls to curb the short-term trading blamed for these fluctuating shares could damage market liquidity.

Electronic equipment maker Ulvac surged 17% Tuesday after upgrading its full-year forecast following Monday's close. Minebea Mitsumi, which also lifted its fiscal 2016 projection, soared 19% at one point. By contrast, Nikon plunged 15% after saying it expects to sink deeper into red ink.

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