Shares of Olympus Corp jumped more than 14 percent in heavy trading on Tuesday after a report that the company was considering a $1.28 billion (824.68 million pounds) capital increase to shore up its financial position.

Olympus was last up 13.4 percent at 1,036 yen, snapping a four day losing streak, and topping the main board as the heaviest traded share by turnover after the Nikkei business daily report.

(Reporting by Mari Saito; Editing by Chris Gallagher)