Stocks to watch on the Australian stock exchange at close on Tuesday:
AVJ - AVJENNINGS - up 2.5 cents, or 3.85 per cent, at 67.5 cents
House and land packages group AVJennings has lifted its full year profit guidance after completing a number of projects ahead of schedule.
CSL - CSL - up $1.94, or two per cent, at $100.77
The share price of blood products and vaccines supplier CSL has breached the $100 mark for the second time in its history.
FXJ - FAIRFAX MEDIA - up 4.5 cents, or 5.3 per cent, at 89.5 cents
Fairfax Media has sold its printing site near Melbourne Airport to a luxury car dealer for $16 million.
MBE - MOBILE EMBRACE - up five cents, or 18.9 per cent, at 31.5 cents
Australians' love affair with their smartphones has helped mobile payments and marketing company Mobile Embrace lift its full-year profit 22 per cent.
NST - NORTHERN STAR - down 12 cents, or 5.6 per cent, at $2.03
Northern Star Resources says its new joint venture with Tanami Gold could produce up to 150,000 ounces of gold.
ORG - ORIGIN ENERGY - down 18 cents, or 1.6 per cent, at $11.01
Origin Energy is selling its controlling stake in Contact Energy, which it expects to result in $NZ1.8 million ($A1.62 million) in proceeds.
RRL - REGIS RESOURCES - down 0.5 cents, or 0.4 per cent, at $1.285
Gold miner Regis Resources is looking for acquisitions as a weak gold price opens up opportunities.
SUN - SUNCORP - up 22 cents, or 1.5 per cent, at $14.55
Suncorp boss Patrick Snowball is going out on a high as the insurance giant's profit rises 55 per cent despite a record $1 billion natural disaster claims bill.
WOW - WOOLWORTHS - up 12 cents, or 0.4 per cent, at $28.72
WES - WESFARMERS - up 66 cents, or 1.6 per cent, at $43.07
MYR - MYER - up four cents, or 3.2 per cent, at $1.30
HVN - HARVEY NORMAN - up 27 cents, or 6.1 per cent, at $4.72
JBH - JB HI-FI - up eight cents, or 0.4 per cent, at $19.48
Big spending on building materials and electronics has given the retail sector a boost, indicating the housing sector is finally delivering economic benefits.