Stocks to watch on the Australian stock exchange on Wednesday, March 5:
AGK - AGL ENERGY - closed at $15.05
Australia's consumer watchdog says it will oppose AGL Energy's planned takeover of two NSW government-owned power stations.
QAN - QANTAS AIRWAYS - closed at $1.135
VAH - VIRGIN AUSTRALIA HOLDINGS - closed at 36 cents
Prime Minister Tony Abbott says he believes Labor and the crossbenchers will back his plan to change the Qantas Sale Act, saying the alternative is to "sit there and watch Qantas bleed".
SEPARATELY: Virgin Australia says it is pleased with the government's decision to support greater foreign ownership of rival Qantas.
REA - REA GROUP - closed at $49.69
Online real estate advertiser REA Group has appointed an interim chief executive to replace the outgoing Greg Ellis.
SLK - SEALINK TRAVEL GROUP - closed at $1.835
The SeaLink Travel Group has renewed contracts to operate ferry services in north Queensland for another five years.