Stocks to watch on the Australian stock exchange on Thursday, Feb 27:
AGK - AGL ENERGY - down three cents, or 0.2 per cent, at $15.95
Electricity retailer AGL Energy's net profit for the first half of the fiscal year has fallen by 27 per cent to $261 million.
ASL - AUSDRILL - up nine cents, or 9.2 per cent, at $1.065
Mining services firm Ausdrill says it has secured more than $300 million in gold contracts in Africa.
AVG - AUSTRALIAN VINTAGE - down two cents, or 4.9 per cent, at 39 cents
The company behind McGuigan Wines says current crop levels are down, but the quality of the grapes is high.
BCI - BC IRON - down 30 cents, or 5.7 per cent, at $4.94
BC Iron says it's focused on achieving its growth targets after increasing net profit nine fold.
FLT - FLIGHT CENTRE - up $1.59 cents, or 3.2 per cent, at $51.39
Flight Centre has lifted its first half profit by 21 per cent thanks to strong sales growth in both corporate and leisure travel.
HLO - HELLOWORLD - down one cent, or 2.9 per cent, at 33 cents
The costs of a massive overhaul by the company formerly known as Jetset Travelworld have contributed to a $4.7 million half year loss.
LLC - LEND LEASE - down 43 cents, or 3.7 per cent, at $11.14
Property and construction giant Lend Lease is upbeat about its outlook, despite a 16 per cent slide in its half year profit.
MOC - MORTGAGE CHOICE - down 12 cents, or 3.7 per cent, at $3.11
Strong growth in home lending, plus the sale of a business, has delivered a 46 per cent rise in Mortgage Choice's half year profit.
OZL - OZ MINERALS - up four cents, or 1.1 per cent, at $3.82
A multi-million dollar class action has been launched against Australian based mining company OZ Minerals for allegedly misleading shareholders.
QAN - QANTAS AIRWAYS - up 3.5 cents, or 2.8 per cent, at $1.27
Qantas will not have to guarantee a certain number of jobs in Australia in exchange for relaxed foreign ownership laws, Prime Minister Tony Abbott says.
REX - REGIONAL EXPRESS GROUP - up three cents, or 3.8 per cent, at 82 cents
Regional airline operator Rex says the regional aviation sector needs government help to save it from collapse, after its half year profit fell by 60 per cent to $3.6 million.
SYD - SYDNEY AIRPORT - up 11 cents, or 2.8 per cent, at $4.05
Sydney Airport's revenue from car parking, retail and aeronautical services has grown, but tax expenses has caused a fall in its profit.
WDC - WESTFIELD GROUP - down 29 cents, or 2.7 per cent, at $10.39
WRT - WESTFIELD RETAIL TRUST - steady at $3.15
Australian Westfield shopping centres have proved highly resilient, with near record low vacancy rates and growing rents despite retail conditions continuing to be challenging.
WHC - WHITEHAVEN COAL - up 6.5 cents, or 3.8 per cent, at $1.775
A tough market for coal miners has led to Whitehaven Coal reporting an $11.6 million loss for the first half of fiscal 2014.
WOR - WORLEYPARSONS - up $1.64, 10.6 per cent, at $17.13
Engineering giant WorleyParsons expects to meet its financial year profit targets due to cost cuts made in the face of weak market conditions.
WTF - WOTIF.COM - up two cents, or 0.7 per cent, at $2.78
Online travel group Wotif.com has posted an 18 per cent slide in its half year profit.