Stocks to watch at close on Friday

Reported by AAP
Friday, July 3, 2015
Topics in this article:
Woolworths,Wesfarmers,Qantas Airways,Jb Hi-Fi,Myer Holdings Limited,Harvey Norman Holdings,Drillsearch Energy Limited
Australia's richest and poorest postcodesOne pocket of Sydney's eastern suburbs earn close to nine times more than those who live in the country's poorest area.

Stocks to watch on the Australian stock exchange at the close on Friday:

DLS - DRILLSEARCH - up one cent, or 0.9 per cent, at $1.075

Oil and gas producer Drillsearch Energy says chief executive Brad Lingo's sudden departure is a necessary move as the company needs fresh ideas to move forward.

GEM - G8 EDUCATION - down seven cents, or 2.15 per cent, at $3.18

AFJ - AFFINITY EDUCATION GROUP - up 16 cents, or 29.6 per cent, at 70 cents

Australia's largest commercial childcare operator G8 Education is making a $162 million bid for rival Affinity Education as it continues a rapid expansion.

QAN - QANTAS AIRWAYS - down seven cents, or 2.1 per cent, at $3.20

Qantas will give its workforce $90 million in bonuses following a dramatic turnaround in the airline's fortunes.

HVN - HARVEY NORMAN - down nine cents, or 1.9 per cent, at $4.57

JBH - JB HI-FI - up three cents, or 0.15 per cent, at $19.84

MYR - MYER - down 1.5 cents, or 1.2 per cent, at $1.265

WES - WESFARMERS - down 21 cents, or 0.5 per cent, at $39.75

WOW - WOOLWORTHS - down 17 cents, or 0.6 per cent, at $27.63

Retail spending rose 0.3 per cent in May, short of economists' expectations of a rise of 0.5 per cent, but an improvement on April's 0.1 per cent slide.

04/07/2015 20:03Sydney, Australia. 4 July,2015