Stocks to watch at noon on Wednesday

Reported by AAP
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Topics in this article:
Bhp Billiton,Qantas Airways,Singapore Telecommunications.,Sims Metal Management,Antares Energy Limited

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Stocks to watch on the Australian stock exchange at noon on Wednesday:

AZZ - ANTARES ENERGY - down 3.5 cents, or 5.43 per cent, at 61 cents

Tensions between Antares Energy and one of its major shareholders are unlikely to ease any time soon, with US-based fund Lone Star promising to maintain pressure on the company, despite losing a vote to sack the board.

BHP - BHP BILLITON - up 65.5 cents, or 1.70 per cent, at $39.165

Resources giant BHP has produced record volumes of iron ore and coal after lifting its output of both commodities 20 per cent.

QAN - QANTAS AIRWAYS - up 0.75 cent, or 0.6 per cent, at $1.2575

Qantas reportedly is considering splitting its domestic and international arms.

SGM - SIMS METALS MANAGEMENT - up 55.5 cents, or 5.41 per cent, at $10.815

Metal recycler Sims Metal Management has unveiled plans to more than quadruple its earnings within five years as it works to get back on track after a string of disappointing results.


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