Stocks to watch on the Australian stock exchange at noon on Wednesday:
BOQ - BANK OF QUEENSLAND - up 0.5 cents, or 0.04 per cent, at $12.335
Bank of Queensland (BoQ) is expecting economic growth to slow as weakness remains in the non-mining sector.
ELD - ELDERS - steady at 11.5 cents
Elders chief executive and managing director Malcolm Jackman is leaving the company immediately.
PRG - PROGRAMMED MAINTENANCE SERVICES - up 2.00 cents, or 0.68 per cent, at $2.98
Programmed Maintenance Services has recorded a flat half year profit despite taking a hit to revenue as a result of a slowdown in investment in the resources sector.
WARRNAMBOOL CHEESE AND BUTTER - down 1.00 cent, or 0.11 per cent, at $9.25
BGA - BEGA CHEESE - up 1.00 cent, or 0.21 per cent, at $4.66
Dairy cooperative Murray Goulburn has sought to stop its rival, Saputo, acquiring shares in takeover target Warrnambool Cheese and Butter, alleging a recent change in the Saputo offer means some WCB shareholders were misinformed.
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