Source: Nexon Co. Shares of game maker Nexon Co. soared to a record high in Tokyo after the surprise announcement that it will join Japan’s Nikkei 225 Stock Average, replacing retailer FamilyMart Co. Nexon, founded by South Korean billionaire Kim Jung-ju, closed 17% higher after touching its daily limit of a 20% gain earlier. The stock will be added to Japan’s blue-chip gauge on Oct. 29, Nikkei Inc. said. […] Stocks that had been cited by analysts as potential candidates to replace FamilyMart in the Nikkei 225 included Kakaku.com Inc. , Zozo Inc. , Square Enix Holdings Co. , Lawson Inc. , Skylark Holdings Co. , Suntory Beverage & Food Ltd. and perennial pick Nintendo Co. Shares of Kakaku.com tumbled 7.8% Friday, Zozo slid 7.2%, Square Enix fell 3.9% and Skylark dropped 2.8%. […] In September it was announced that SoftBank Corp. would be added and Nippon Kayaku Co. would be cut. […] Rohm Co. and Murata Manufacturing have been named as potential replacements.
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