Stocks to watch on Friday

Stocks to watch on the Australian stock exchange:

BHP - BHP BILLITON - up 12 cents, or 0.64 per cent, at $18.99

FMG - FORTESCUE METALS GROUP - down 13 cents, or 4.08 per cent, at $3.06

RIO - RIO TINTO - down 67 cents, or 1.38 per cent, at $47.93

The price of iron has slipped below the $US60 mark, while Rio Tinto, which extended its Pilbara joint venture with Sinsteel, has abandoned a controversial decision to double its payment period for suppliers.

ORG - ORIGIN ENERGY - up 5 cents, or 1 per cent, at $5.05

STO - SANTOS - down 1 cent, or 0.24 per cent, at $4.14

WPL - WOODSIDE PETROLEUM - up 49 cents, or 1.91 per cent, at $26.12

The oil price rally seems to have run out of steam with both WTI and Brent crude easing overnight.

WHC - WHITEHAVEN COAL - up 3 cents, or 4.08 per cent, at $7.75 after it committed to increased production despite weaker prices.

WES - WESFARMERS - up 62 cents, or 1.52 per cent, after news that up to 900 staff could lose their jobs with the relocation of its Target subsidiary

Market Data

  • Currencies
    Currencies
    NamePriceChange% Chg
    0.7641+0.001+0.14%
    AUDUSD=X
    0.5224-0.0001-0.02%
    AUDGBP=X
    0.6709-0.0012-0.18%
    AUDEUR=X