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Stocks to watch

Stocks of interest on the Australian stock exchange on Tuesday:

BHP - BHP BILLITON - up 37 cents, or 1.1 per cent, at $34.23

RIO - RIO TINTO - up 71 cents, or 0.9 per cent, at $81.62

Iron ore prices were broadly flat but copper bounced after recent sharp falls.

IAG - INSURANCE GROUP AUSTRALIA - down 10 cents, or 1.2 per cent, at $8.12

General counsel and company secretary Chris Bertuch has decided to quit, making the decision while on extended leave.

ORG - ORIGIN ENERGY - up two cents, or 0.2 per cent, at $10.09

OSH - OIL SEARCH - fell three cents, or 0.3 per cent, at $9.05

STO - SANTOS - fell four cents, or 0.6 per cent, at $6.33

WPL - WOODSIDE PETROLEUM - up 22 cents, or 0.6 per cent, at $36.32

VRL - VILLAGE ROADSHOW - second day of a trading halt at $2.18

The theme park and cinema operator has announced a $51 million capital raising, and is writing down the value of its Gold Coast theme parks.