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Stocks to watch at noon on Tuesday

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

AVJ - AVJENNINGS - up 3.00 cents, or 4.6 per cent, at 68 cents

House and land packages group AVJennings has lifted its full year profit guidance after completing a number of projects ahead of schedule.

CSL - CSL - up $2.04, or 2.06 per cent, at $100.87

The share price of blood products and vaccines supplier CSL has breached the $100 mark for the second time.

FMG - FORTESCUE METALS GROUP - down 2.25 cents, or 1.21 per cent, at $1.8375

Fortescue Metals Group boss Nev Power has pulled out of the annual Diggers and Dealers mining conference in Kalgoorlie.

MBE - MOBILE EMBRACE - up 2.5 cents, or 9.43 per cent, at 29 cents

Australians' love affair with their smartphones has helped mobile payments and marketing company Mobile Embrace lift its full-year profit 22 per cent.

ORG - ORIGIN ENERGY - down 19.00 cents, or 1.70 per cent, at $11.00

Majority shareholder Origin Energy is to sell its stake in Contact Energy.

SUN - SUNCORP - up 36.00 cents, or 2.51 per cent, at $14.69

Insurance giant Suncorp has lifted its net profit 55 per cent and will pay a special dividend despite being hit with a billion dollar natural disaster bill.