Stocks to watch at close on Friday
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Stocks to watch on the Australian stock exchange at close on Friday:
BHP - BHP BILLITON - down 72 cents at $31.30
BHP Billiton has had to write down the value of its American shale gas assets by $US2.84 billion ($A2.73 billion).
CSL - CSL LTD - down $1.07 at $40.28
The head of blood products and vaccines maker CSL will leave the company in 2013 after 23 years in the job.
OSH - OIL SEARCH LTD - down seven cents at $7.00
Oil Search's loading operations in Papua New Guinea remain suspended after an oil spill that occurred more than a week ago.
RMD - RESMED INC - up 28 cents at $3.30
Sleep disorder equipment supplier ResMed's annual profit is up 12 per cent due to stronger revenue in the United States.