Stocks to watch at close on Wednesday
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Stocks to watch on the Australian stock exchange at close on Wednesday:
AGI - AINSWORTH GAME TECHNOLOGY LTD - down two cents at $2.28
Gaming machine supplier Ainsworth Game Technology says it may start paying shareholders dividends in 2013.
DJS - DAVID JONES LTD - down 16 cents at $2.41
Despite snapping a two-year slide in sales revenue, investors are unimpressed with department store chain David Jones' first quarter performance.
DLS - DRILLSEARCH ENERGY LTD - down four cents at $1.46
Oil and gas explorer Drillsearch Energy has forecast a revised four-fold jump in production in 2013 that will help its transition into a mid-tier producer.
EGP - ECHO ENTERTAINMENT GROUP LTD - up one cent at $3.56
Former Macquarie bank chief executive Richard Sheppard is to join the board of casino operator Echo Entertainment.
PRG - PROGRAMMED MAINTENANCE SERVICES LTD - down 9.5 cents at $1.795
Programmed Maintenance Services has battled through deteriorating conditions to post a rise in first half profit and flagged a moderate increase for its full fiscal year.
IVA - IVANHOE AUSTRALIA LTD - in trading halt, last traded at 54 cents
RIO - RIO TINTO LTD - down 53 cents at $56.95
Copper and gold miner Ivanhoe Australia is to tap investors for $80 million to help repay a loan and fund infrastructure and exploration projects.
QRN - QR NATIONAL LTD - up one cent at $3.49
Freight rail company QR National expects to haul just enough coal this financial year to meet its previous forecasts.