Stocks to watch on Friday at noon
Stocks to watch on the Australian stock exchange:
PRY - PRIMARY HEALTH CARE - up 3 cents, or 0.8 per cent, at $3.63
Primary Health Care will take a $575 million hit in its full-year results after deciding to write down the value of its medical centres as it repositions its bulk billing business.
FMG - FORTESCUE METALS - down 13 cents, or 2.5 per cent, at $5.06
Shares in the iron ore miner lost ground on Thursday after the Federal Court recognised a native title claim over Pilbara land where the company operates the Solomon iron ore mine and a lower iron ore price pushed the stock lower on Friday.
ANZ - ANZ BANKING GROUP - down 14 cents, or 0.5 per cent, at $30.11
CBA - COMMONWEALTH BANK - down 59 cents, or 0.7 per cent, at $83.97
NAB - NATIONAL AUSTRALIA BANK - down 33 cents, or 1.1 per cent, at $30.46
WBC - WESTPAC - down 30 cents, or 0.9 per cent, at $32.42
Major banks have retreated as profit takers count their winnings after a rally on the back of the release of softer-than-expected new capital requirements by the prudential regulator on Wednesday.
OSH - OIL SEARCH - down 8 cents, or 1.2 per cent, at $6.64
STO - SANTOS - down 1 cent, or 0.3 per cent, at $3.26
WPL - WOODSIDE PETROLEUM - down 47 cents, or 1.6 per cent, at $29.46
Oil prices settled lower in choppy trading, as nagging worries about abundant global crude supplies sank prices.
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