Stocks to watch at noon on Tuesday

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.

Market Data

  • Currencies
    Currencies
    NamePriceChange% Chg
    0.9327-0.0005-0.05%
    AUDUSD=X
    0.5555-0.0003-0.05%
    AUDGBP=X
    0.6753-0.0003-0.05%
    AUDEUR=X
  • Commodities
    Commodities
    NamePriceChange% Chg