Stocks to watch on the Australian stock exchange at noon on Friday:
BOQ - BANK OF QUEENSLAND - in trading halt, last traded at $12.62
Bank of Queensland has increased its first half cash earnings by 17 per cent to $140.2 million.
CCL - COCA-COLA AMITIL - down $1.645, or 14.43 per cent, at $9.755
Coca Cola Amatil (CCA) has flagged a 15 per cent decline in its first half earnings due to weakness in its Australian operations and increasing cost pressures in Indonesia.
EGP - ECHO ENTERTAINMENT - up 28.5 cents, or 11.83 per cent, at $2.695
Echo Entertainment Group's chief executive Matt Bekier has started his new job with the casino operator as it announces a rise in revenue.
LEI - LEIGHTON HOLDINGS - down 8.5 cents, or 0.42 per cent, at $20.055
The Foreign Investment Review Board will not stand in the way of German-based Hochtief's $1.2 billion bid to increase its stake in construction giant, Leighton Holdings.