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2012-11-14

Stocks to watch on the Australian stock exchange at close on Wednesday:

BRG - BREVILLE GROUP LTD - down four cents at $5.80

Kitchen appliance maker Breville expects its earnings to rise by 10 per cent to about %50 million in the first half of the 2012/13 financial year.

BWD - BLACKWOOD CORPORATION LTD - steady at 18 cents

Mining magnate Nathan Tinkler's Mulsanne Resources and coal explorer Blackwood Corporation have been given another week to work out a settlement over a $28.4 million debt before returning to court.

CSR - CSR LTD - up 11 cents at $1.665

The property downturn has caused a 50 per cent profit fall for building products maker CSR, which says a recovery in the sector is unlikely before mid-2013.

DLX - DULUXGROUP LTD - down three cents at $3.27

Paint maker DuluxGroup has posted a lower annual profit but forecasts an improvement in its underlying performance in the year ahead.

LEI - LEIGHTON HOLDINGS LTD - down seven cents at $16.64

BCS - BRISCONNECTIONS UNIT TRUSTs - suspended from trading, last traded at 40 cents

Construction giant Leighton Holdings has written off its $63 million investment in troubled Brisbane toll road operator BrisConnections.

PSH - PENRICE SODA HOLDINGS LTD - steady at 7.3 cents

Adelaide soda ash producer Penrice Soda Holdings has settled an insurance claim over a forced plant shutdown for $2.5 million.

SGT - SINGAPORE TELECOMMUNICATIONS LTD - steady at $2.47

Australia's second largest telco, Optus, says its rollout of 4G services (high-speed data services for mobile phones) is proceeding well but it won't yet reveal its subscriber numbers.

WEB - WEBJET LTD - down 62 cents at $3.51

Online travel company Webjet has indicated its net profit may fall in the current financial year due to the cost of expansion and a slow travel market.

WES - WESFARMERS LTD - up 19 cents at $33.94

Wesfarmers' chief executive says the company is performing in line with its profit guidance so far this financial year and its retail businesses are continuing to grow.