Stocks to watch on the Australian stock exchange:
RIO - RIO TINTO - down 96.5 cents, or 1.5 per cent, to $64.96
Rio Tinto's iron ore shipments slipped six per cent in the June quarter to 77.7 million tonnes, due to rail track maintenance during the period.
OSH - OIL SEARCH - down 6 cents, or 0.9 per cent, to $6.72
Oil Search has recorded a four per cent quarter-on-quarter decline in production to 7.24 million barrels of oil equivalent (mmboe), due to planned maintenance at several of its facilities.
CIM - CIMIC GROUP - up 66.5 cents, or 1.7 per cent, to $39.04
The construction giant has lifted its dividend by 25 per cent after achieving 22 per cent profit growth in the six months to June.
VRL - VILLAGE ROADSHOW - down 3 cents, or 0.75 per cent, to $3.97
Village Roadshow expects full year earnings from its theme parks division to come in at the lower end of its guidance range, and will record a $65 million pre-tax impairment against Wet'n'Wild Sydney.
SPO - SPOTLESS GROUP - steady at $1.15
DOW - DOWNER EDI - down 1 cent, or 0.2 per cent, to $6.27
Spotless Group's directors have backflipped and recommended shareholders accept a $1.3 billion takeover bid from engineering company Downer EDI.
ANZ - ANZ BANKING GROUP - down 51 cents, or 1.8 per cent, to $28.24
CBA - COMMONWEALTH BANK - down $1.43, or 1.7 per cent, to $81.51
MQG - MACQUARIE GROUP - down $1.34, or 1.5 per cent, to $86.73
NAB - NATIONAL AUSTRALIA BANK - down 53 cents, or 1.8 per cent, to $29.41
WBC - WESTPAC - down 60 cents, or 1.9 per cent, to $30.69
The banks are weighing on the share market, with sentiment weak as investors await clarification on new capital rules.