Stocks to watch on the Australian stock exchange at noon on Tuesday:
BRL - BATHURST RESOURCES - in a trading halt, last traded at 7.00 cents
Bathurst Resources says it needs an extra day to complete a discounted share placement raising funds to develop its controversial Escarpment open-cut coal mine on the Denniston Plateau near Westport.
CCL - COCA-COLA AMATIL - up 14 cents, or 1.54 per cent, at $9.20
Ratings agency Standard and Poor's has downgraded Coca-Cola Amatil's credit rating in the wake of a slide in the the beverage giant's earnings.
IAG - INSURANCE AUSTRALIA GROUP - up 1.00 cent, or 0.18 per cent, at $5.47
Insurance Australia Group has reaffirmed its full year guidance for gross written premium growth of three to five per cent.
NUF - NUFARM - up 8.00 cents, or 2.00 per cent, at $4.07
Agricultural chemicals manufacturer Nufarm will close its New Zealand manufacturing plant and shift regional production to Victoria.
OZL - OZ MINERALS - up 15 cents, or 4.00 per cent, at $3.90
OZ Minerals' copper production in the first quarter of 2014 is in line with the previous quarter, while gold production fell.
RIO - RIO TINTO - up 17 cents, or 0.27 per cent, at $63.43
Rio Tinto produced and shipped less iron ore during the first three months of 2014 after bad weather affected its ports and mining operations in Western Australia.