Stocks to watch at noon on Wednesday

Reported by AAP
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Topics in this article:
Bradken,Oz Minerals,Drillsearch Energy Limited
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Stocks to watch on the Australian stock exchange at noon on Wednesday:

AGL - AGL - down 31 cents, or 2.18 per cent, at $13.88

An investigation into a NSW mid-north coast gas project where dangerous chemicals have been detected in a water storage tank will be carried out as soon as possible and the results made public, the state resources minister says.

AZJ - AURIZON - up 7.5 cents, or 1.56 per cent, at $4.875

Aurizon has re-affirmed its full year rail volumes guidance despite a decline in coal and iron ore volumes in the December quarter.

BKN - BRADKEN - down $1.335, or 32.48 per cent, at $2.775

Tumbling commodity prices have stymied a $872 million takeover bid for engineering group Bradken, stripping more than 30 per cent from its shares.

DLS - DRILLSEARCH ENERGY - up 3.25 cents, or 4.30 per cent, at 78.75 cents

Drillsearch Energy says it is on track to meet its full year production target, but a steep drop in oil prices has caused a fall in revenue.

EHE - ESTIA HEALTH - up 32 cents, or 7.14 per cent, at $4.80

Recently-listed agedcare provider Estia Health says it is on track to meet its prospectus forecasts as more people enter its nursing homes and the number of high-care residents increases.

OZL - OZ MINERALS - up 13 cents, or 3.78 per cent, at $3.57

Oz Minerals has beaten its full year production guidance and launched a strategic review of its operations.

VET - VOCATION - in suspension, last traded at 25 cents

Vocation chief executive Mark Hutchinson will step down after the troubled education and training group flagged a first half loss of around $27 million.

29/01/2015 11:10Sydney, Australia. 29 January,2015