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Stocks to watch

Stocks of interest at the close of trading on Wednesday, February 4.

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APT - AFTERPAY - up $1.82, or 4.8 per cent, to $39.88

Z1P - ZIP CO - up 48 cents, or 12.4 per cent, to $4.35

OPY - OPENPAY - up four cents, or 3.3 per cent, to $1.24

SZL - SEZZLE - down three cents, or 1.6 per cent, to $1.88

SPT - SPLITIT - down 3.5 cents, or 6.1 per cent, to 53.5 cetns

FXL - FLEXIGROUP - up two cents, or 1.1 per cent, to $1.89

Afterpay closed in on $40 per share - hitting an intraday high of $39.95 - after Goldman Sachs said the buy now, pay later giant would surprise to the upside this earning season.

It was just five months ago that Afterpay smashed through the $30 level.

Despite Afterpay's strong performance, Bell Potter has a price target of $49.35 on the stock, said Bell Potter market analyst Jessica Amir (who owns Afterpay shares).

Klarna launching in Australia has actually had a positive effect on the stock, even though Klarna is a serious competitor, Ms Amir said.

Zip Co had a particularly strong day as well, hitting a three-month high.

TPW - TEMPLE & WEBSTER - up 66 cents, or 23.3 per cent, to $3.49

The online furniture retailer reported a 50 per cent boost in first-half revenue to $74.1 million.

Chief executive Mark Coulter said the result was driven by a 45 per cent year-on-year increase in active customers, though he said the company remained "watchful of the competitive and macroeconomic environment".

LEP - ALE PROPERY GROUP - down once cent, or 0.2 per cent, to $5.60

The property trust said a valuation of its 86 freehold pub properties put their worth at $1.17 billion, and it was receiving a 5.09 per cent yield on them.

GRB - GAGE ROADS BREWING - down 1.3 cents, or 16.7 per cent, to 6.5 cents

The craft brewer, which supplies drinks to Optus Stadium in Perth, flagged a shortfall in sales was likely contribute to a full-year guidance miss.