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Stocks to watch at noon on Wednesday

Reported by AAP
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Topics in this article:
Gpt,Healthscope,Jb Hi-Fi,Tabcorp Holdings,Tatts,Ardent Leisure Group,Mortgage Choice Limited,Nib Holdings Limited,Tassal Group Limited
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Stocks to watch on the Australian stock exchange at noon on Wednesday:

AAD - ARDENT LEISURE - up 4.00 cents, or 1.17 per cent, at $3.45

Theme parks and family entertainment centres operator Ardent Leisure has lifted first quarter earnings, boosted by its businesses in the United States.

GPT - GPT GROUP - up 1.00 cent, or 0.25 per cent, at $4.04

Property owner GPT has upgraded its full year earnings guidance thanks to increased demand for office spaces.

HSO - HEALTHSCOPE - up 4.5 cents, or 1.83 per cent, at $2.505

One of Australia's largest private health care providers has been awarded the tender to build a $1 billion hospital on Sydney's northern beaches.

JBH - JB Hi-Fi - up $1.38, or 9.34 per cent, at $16.15

It has been a slow start to the financial year for consumer electronics retailer JB Hi-Fi with sales down on a year ago.

MOC - MORTGAGE CHOICE - up 7.00 cents, or 2.68 per cent, at $2.68

Home loans broker Mortgage Choice expects to increase its profit this financial year amid Australia's housing boom.

NHF - NIB HOLDINGS - steady, at $3.17

Private health insurer nib is on track to lift its operating profit this year and expects to receive a long-term boost from growing healthcare spending and a shift towards private sector funding of the sector.

TAH - TABCORP - up 0.5 cents, or 0.12 per cent, at $4.035

A company set up by the Packer family has bought into gaming giant Tabcorp.

TGR - TASSAL - up 3.00 cents, or 0.82 per cent, at $3.69

Salmon farmer Tassal says the total weight of its live fish at sea is 37 per cent more than it was at this time in 2013.

TTS - TATTS - up 3.00 cents, or 0.90 per cent, at $3.36

Tatts holds its annual general meeting in Brisbane on Wednesday.

01/11/2014 14:09Sydney, Australia. 1 November,2014