Stocks to watch on the Australian stock exchange at noon on Thursday:
CIM - CIMIC - up 30 cents, or 1.28 per cent, at $23.66
Construction giant CIMIC says it remains on track to meet its its full year profit forecasts.
FMG - FORTESCUE METALS GROUP - down nine cents, or 5.14 per cent, at $1.66
Fortescue Metals increased its iron ore shipments by 33 per cent in the 2014/15 financial year while also cutting costs.
MQG - MACQUARIE GROUP - up 83 cents, or 0.98 per cent, at $85.29
Macquarie Group shares have hit a record high after the company lifted its full year guidance.
NCM - NEWCREST MINING - up 39 cents, or 3.38 per cent, at $11.92
Newcrest Mining has lifted its profit margins thanks to lower production costs and a weaker Australian dollar.
QAN - QANTAS - up eight cents, or 2.19 per cent, at $3.73
Qantas will offer discount fares to small and medium business owners in an effort to shore up its share of the crucial premium traveller market.