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Stocks to watch on Tuesday

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.