Stocks to watch
Stocks of interest on the Australian share market on Monday:
WHC - WHITEHAVEN COAL - down 12 cents, or 2.1 per cent, at $5.48
Whitehaven boss Paul Flynn says the company remains on track for a record set of financial results in 2017-18, due to thermal coal pricing hovering at seven-year highs and strong demand.
BHP - BHP - down 26 cents, or 0.8 per cent, at $33.07
RIO - RIO TINTO - down 43 cents, or 0.5 per cent, at $79.41
Copper prices dropped for a fifth week as trade tensions between the US and China escalated, while aluminium hit a three-month low.
ORG - ORIGIN ENERGY - down 11 cents, or 1.1 per cent, at $9.61
OSH - OIL SEARCH - up 3 cents, or 0.3 per cent, at $9.05
STO - SANTOS - down 7 cents, or 1.1 per cent, at $6.09
Oil prices rose about one per cent as strike actions in Norway and Iraq hit supplies, but futures were expected to fall for a second straight week.
SHV - SELECT HARVESTS - up 22 cents, or 3.9 per cent, at $5.94
Nut grower Select Harvests will sell its Lucky brand nuts and seeds in China after striking a five-year deal with global beverage giant PepsiCo.
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