Stocks to watch at close on Thursday
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Stocks to watch on the Australian stock exchange at close on Thursday:
BHP - BHP BILLITON LTD - up 92 cents at $31.10
Two anti-nuclear activists have chained themselves to a truck and another has been arrested as protests at Olympic Dam in outback SA reignite.
FXJ - FAIRFAX MEDIA - steady at 56.5 cents
TEN - TEN NETWORK HOLDINGS - up 1.5 cents at 50.5 cents
Hungry Jack's founder Jack Cowin has been appointed to the board of Fairfax Media as an independent director.
STO - SANTOS LTD - up 59 cents at $10.69
Oil and gas producer Santos has lifted its quarterly production by nine per cent and its quarterly revenue by 18 per cent.
SWM - SEVEN WEST MEDIA LTD - down seven cents at $1.45
Shares in Seven West Media have fallen nearly five per cent after coming out of a trading halt.
TOE - TORO ENERGY LTD - up 0.1 cents at seven cents
The timeline for Western Australia's planned first uranium mine has slipped following a rigorous environmental assessment phase.
WES - WESFARMERS LTD - up $1.02 at $32.49
The head of Coles says he's worried about a picket line blocking access to a Melbourne warehouse, but insists the company will not join talks between striking workers and their employer.
WPL - WOODSIDE PETROLEUM LTD - up $2.29 at $32.67
Woodside Petroleum has increased its full year production target after enjoying a 43 per cent surge in the second quarter.