Stocks to watch on the Australian stock exchange at noon on Tuesday:
NSW - NEWS CORPORATION - down 19 cents, or 0.56 per cent, at $33.79
NWSLV - NEWS CORPORATION NON-VOTING COMMON STOCK - down 10 cents, or 0.30 per cent, at $33.69
News Limited has sold NRL club Melbourne to a private consortium gathered by New Zealand entrepreneur Bart Campbell.
RIO - RIO TINTO LTD - down 53 cents, or 0.96 per cent, at $54.89
Workers at a Newcastle coal terminal will stop work for eight hours on Friday as part of an ongoing industrial dispute at the facility.
SWM - SEVEN WEST MEDIA LTD - down 2.00 cents, or 0.85 per cent, at $2.34
Television executive Tim Worner has been appointed the chief executive of Seven West Media.
TSE - TRANSFIELD SERVICES LTD - down 27.5 cents, or 21.57 per cent, at $1.00
Shares in engineering firm Transfield Services have plummeted by more than 20 per cent to a record low after the company cut its profit forecast and slashed another 113 jobs.