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Stocks to watch at close on Friday

Reported by AAP
Friday, October 24, 2014
Topics in this article:
Amp,Bhp Billiton,Commonwealth Bank Of Australia.,Qantas Airways,Resmed Inc
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Stocks to watch on the Australian stock exchange at the close on Friday:

AMP - AMP LTD - up 17 cents, or 3.15 per cent, at $5.56

Shares in wealth manager AMP have surged after it reported an improved performance in recent months.

BHP - BHP BILLITON - up 10 cents, or 0.3 per cent, at $33.74

BHP Billiton chairman Jac Nasser has made a strong sales pitch regarding the company's proposed demerger, telling shareholders in London that it would be "another step in our evolution."

CBA - COMMONWEALTH BANK - up 60 cents, or 0.8 per cent, at $78.77

The federal government has rejected calls to establish a Royal Commission into the Commonwealth Bank after 1,100 of its customers lost savings from bad or unethical advice from CBA's financial planners.

QAN - QANTAS AIRWAYS - up five cents, or 3.6 per cent, at $1.425

Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce says the troubled airline is on track to return to an underlying profit in the first half of this financial year.

RMD - RESMED - up 35 cents, or 6.5 per cent, at $5.72

A new bedside air humidifier has given sleep disorder specialist Resmed a strong start to the financial year.

25/10/2014 02:25Sydney, Australia. 25 October,2014