Stocks to watch on the Australian stock exchange at noon on Wednesday:
GMA - GENWORTH MORTGAGE INSURANCE - up 7.5 cents, or 2.14 per cent, at $3.585
Genworth Mortgage Insurance has reported flat first-half underlying profit and reaffirmed its full-year guidance.
QFX - QUICKFLIX - steady, at 0.2 cents
After its efforts to find an Australian partner fell through, struggling online streaming service Quickflix has turned its sights on China.
SHJ - SHINE CORPORATE - down 3.00 cents, or 1.17 per cent, at $2.54
Law firm Shine Corporate has bought West Australian injury law specialist Bradley Bayly for $13.3 million.
SKE - SKILLED GROUP - up 7.25 cents, or 4.59 per cent, at $1.6525
PRG - PROGRAMMED MAINTENANCE SERVICES - up 10.00 cents, or 4.00 per cent, at $2.60
Skilled Group has suffered a full-year loss of nearly $17 million due to writedowns linked to its impending takeover by rival labour hire business Programmed Maintenance Services.