Stocks to watch on the Australian stock exchange on Thursday, June 13:
JHX - JAMES HARDIE INDUSTRIES - down eight cents, or 0.83 per cent, at $9.57
Building materials maker James Hardie has appointed a senior executive from GE as its replacement for outgoing chief financial officer Russell Chenu.
LYC - LYNAS CORPORATION - down 1.5 cents, or 2.94 per cent, at 49.5 cents
Lynas is worried that it is giving away its rare earths products and has decided to draw a line in the sand for its own prices.
NCM - NEWCREST MINING - down 10 cents, or 0.83 per cent, at $11.93
Gold miner Newcrest has defended the timing of its major restructure announcement and says it has not breached any share market rules.
TSE - TRANSFIELD SERVICES - down five cents, or 6.33 per cent, at 74 cents
Troubled construction and maintenance group Transfield Services has appointed a BHP executive as its new chief financial officer.
WES - WESFARMERS - down 63 cents, or 1.66 per cent, at $37.23
Target will shed 260 jobs from its Geelong head office and regional locations in another blow to Victoria's second biggest city.
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