Stocks to watch on Thursday

Stocks to watch on the Australian stock exchange on Thursday, March 26:

BCI - BC IRON - up one cent, or 2.44 per cent, at 42 cents

PERTH - BC Iron is pushing ahead with cost cutting as it awards a new mining contract at its Nullagine hub in the Pilbara. (BC IRON to come)

BHP - BHP BILLITON - down 11 cents, or 0.35 per cent, at $31.11

FMG - FORTESCUE METALS GROUP - up three cents, or 1.49 per cent, at $2.04

RIO - RIO TINTO - down 54 cents, or 0.94 per cent, at $56.83

Mining magnate Andrew "Twiggy" Forrest has hit back at Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton, calling for a cap in iron ore production to arrest the slide in prices.

CCL - COCA-COLA AMATIL - down three cents, or 0.28 per cent, at $10.76

Former Woolworths executive Martyn Roberts is joining Coca-Cola Amatil as its new chief financial officer.

CKF - COLLINS FOODS - up three cents, or 1.21 per cent, at $2.50

MELBOURNE - KFC and Sizzler restaurant operators Collins Foods has appointed barrister Robert Kaye SC as its new chairman.

MRN - MACQUARIE RADIO NETWORK - up five cents, or five per cent, at $1.05

FXJ - FAIRFAX MEDIA - up one cent, or 1.04 per cent, at 97 cents

MELBOURNE - Australia's two biggest rating radio stations are now part of the one company after Macquarie Radio Network's shareholders voted to merge with Fairfax Media's radio network.

NUF - NUFARM - down 18 cents, or 2.59 per cent, at $6.76

Nufarm says it is well-placed to lift full year profit and is positive about its major markets as long as the weather co-operates.

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