Stocks to watch on the Australian stock exchange at noon on Thursday, July 30:
ALQ - ALS - up three cents, or 0.57 per cent, at $5.34
Testing and laboratory services provider ALS expects a fall in half year profit, and warns dividends are also set to shrink.
CCV - CASH CONVERTERS - in a trading halt, last traded at 70 cents
Australia's largest payday lender Cash Converters has exceeded the legal limit for interest rates and charges to the tune of tens of thousands of dollars, a fresh class action alleges.
GUD - GUD HOLDINGS - up 74 cents, or 8.75 per cent, at $9.20
Record sales and lower costs almost doubled annual profit for the company behind Sunbeam kitchen appliances and Oates cleaning products.
NRT - NOVOGEN - up 0.5 cents, or 2.5 per cent, at 20.5 cents
The acting chief executive of cancer researcher Novogen has launched a company-wide review that could impact some of its projects.
QFX - QUICKFLIX - in a trading halt, last traded at 0.2 cents each
Shares in online streaming service Quickflix have been halted from trade ahead of news of a potential acquisition.
SMR - STANMORE COAL - up 5.5 cents, or 73.3 per cent, at 13 cents.
A Queensland coal mining company has bought the recently mothballed Isaac Plains mine in the Bowen Basin for just $1.