Stocks to watch on Friday

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

BHP - BHP BILLITON - up one cent, or 0.03 per cent, to $29.25

FMG - FORTESCUE METALS GROUP - down one cent, or 0.47 per cent, to $2.11

RIO - RIO TINTO - down 15 cents, or 0.26 per cent, at $56.75

Tony Abbott says the competition watchdog is best placed to deal with any problems in the iron ore market.

IVC - INVOCARE - up two cents, or 0.15 per cent, to $13.20

Funeral homes and cemeteries operator InvoCare has withdrawn a proposed termination benefits package for former chief executive Andrew Smith following concerns by some larger shareholders.

ORL - down 34 cents, or 13.28 per cent, at $2.22

Luxury fashion retailer Oroton has scrapped its forecast of earnings growth, sending its share price to six year lows.

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