Stocks to watch on the Australian stock exchange at noon on Monday:
MQG - MACQUARIE GROUP - down nine cents, or 0.11 per cent, at $82.91
Macquarie Group is tapping retail and institutional investors for $400 million.
NEC - NINE ENTERTAINMENT - down 1.5 cents, or 0.9 per cent, at $1.645
Investment fund group Apollo has sold its remaining shareholding in media group Nine Entertainment.
QAN - QANTAS AIRWAYS - down one cent, or 0.26 per cent, at $3.79
NHF - NIB - steady at $3.80
Qantas will give its customers frequent flyer points just for taking a walk around the block as part of its new line of health insurance products.
VED - VEDA - up 6.00 cents, or 2.23 per cent, at $2.75
Credit information provider Veda Group is urging shareholders to accept a $2.5 billion takeover offer from US rival Equifax.
VET - VOCATION EDUCATION - untraded, last traded at 12 cents
Troubled education provider Vocation will undertake a private placement of shares and options to help it continue as a going concern.