Stocks to watch on the Australian stock exchange:
ANZ - ANZ BANKING GROUP - up 84 cents, or 2.9 per cent, at $30.25
CBA - COMMONWEALTH BANK - up 75 cents, or 0.9 per cent, at $84.56
NAB - NATIONAL AUSTRALIA BANK - up 49 cents, or 1.6 per cent, at $30.79
WBC - WESTPAC - up 78 cents, or 2.4 per cent, at $32.72
Shares in the major banks continue to rise after the release of softer-than-expected new capital requirements by the prudential regulator.
BAL - BELLAMY'S AUSTRALIA - down 34 cents, or 5 per cent, at $6.40
Shares in the embattled infant formula maker have resumed trading after the surprise suspension of a key Chinese regulatory licence for its newly acquired canning facility.
MYR - MYER - down 8 cents, or 9.8 per cent, at 73.5 cents
The department store chain will write off its stake in struggling Topshop and has lowered its full year profit outlook.
S32 - SOUTH32 - down 5 cents, or 1.8 per cent, at $2.79
The BHP Billiton spin-off missed its full-year production guidance for several commodities after bad weather and challenging conditions at some operations hit performance.
STO - SANTOS - up 25 cents, or 8.3 per cent, at $3.27
The oil and gas producer has lifted its full year production and sales guidance after higher liquefied natural gas prices contributed to an improved quarterly performance.
WPL - WOODSIDE PETROLEUM - up 20 cents, or 0.7 per cent, at $29.93
The oil and gas giant's production fell seven per cent in second quarter of 2017, following outages at some of its facilities and lower share of pipeline gas from the North West Shelf.