Stocks to watch at close on Tuesday

Stocks to watch on the Australian stock exchange at close on Tuesday:

AZJ - AURIZON - down 12.0 cents, or 2.4 per cent, at $4.88

Australia's largest rail freight operator Aurizon has struck an 11-year performance based contract to haul coal for a Chinese-owned miner.

BKL - BLACKMORES - up 20.0 cents, or 0.34 per cent, at $59.65

Vitamin maker Blackmores is forecasting a record annual profit after posting a strong earning result for the first nine months of this financial year.

BPT - BEACH ENERGY - down 3.5 cents, or 2.94 per cent, at $1.155

Beach Energy's sales revenue has plummeted 43 per cent in an environment of tumbling oil prices.

FMG - FORTESCUE METALS GROUP - down 12 cents, or 4.67 per cent, at $2.45

BCI - IRON - down three cents, or 5.66 per cent, at 50 cents

MGX - MOUNT GIBSON IRON - steady at 21 cents

The iron ore price is surging towards $US60 a tonne in a dramatic turnaround from the decade lows it has hit.

VAH - VIRGIN AUSTRALIA HOLDINGS - steady at 52.5 cents

Airline Virgin Australia has announced former Deutsche Asset Management Australia chief executive Elizabeth Bryan as its new chairman.

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