Stocks to watch at noon on Friday

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

DLS - DRILLSEARCH - up 0.75 cents, or 0.7 per cent, at $1.0725

Oil and gas producer Drillsearch Energy says chief executive Brad Lingo's sudden departure is a necessary move as the company needs fresh ideas to move forward.

GEM - G8 EDUCATION - down 11 cents, or 3.4 per cent, at $3.14

AFJ - AFFINITY EDUCATION GROUP - up 13.5 cents, or 25 per cent, at 67.5 cents

Childcare operator G8 Education has launched a takeover bid for smaller rival Affinity Education.

QAN - QANTAS AIRWAYS - down seven cents, or 2.1 per cent, at $3.20

Qantas will give its workforce $90 million in bonuses following a dramatic turnaround in the airline's fortunes.

HVN - HARVEY NORMAN - down 10.5 cents, or 2.25 per cent, at $4.555

JBH - JB HI-FI - down 19 cents, or one per cent, at $19.62

MYR - MYER - down 0.5 cents, or 0.4 per cent, at $1.275

WES - WESFARMERS - down 37.5 cents, or 0.9 per cent, at $39.585

WOW - WOOLWORTHS - down 28 cents, or one per cent, at $27.51

Retail spending rose 0.3 per cent in May, short of economists' expectations of a rise of 0.5 per cent, but an improvement on April's 0.1 per cent slide.

Market Data

  • Currencies
    Currencies
    NamePriceChange% Chg
    0.7518+0.0041+0.54%
    AUDUSD=X
    0.4818+0.0008+0.18%
    AUDGBP=X
    0.6793-0.0018-0.26%
    AUDEUR=X