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

BKW - BRICKWORKS LTD - up eight cents at $11.29

Bricks and masonry maker Brickworks says its earnings have stabilised in recent months but the timing of a recovery in the housing sector remains unknown.

CSL - CSL LTD - up $3.23 at $50.01

CSL shares have risen above the $50-mark for the first time after the blood products and vaccine supplier lifted its full-year profit guidance.

HVN - HARVEY NORMAN HOLDINGS LTD - down 1.5 cents at $1.83

QAN - QANTAS AIRWAYS LTD - up three cents at $1.34

Gerry Harvey says he's just a passive investor in Qantas, despite reports he and wife Katie Paige are part of a group pushing for strategic change at the airline.

NUF - NUFARM LTD - down two cents at $5.70

Agricultural chemicals supplier Nufarm's payment to settle a class action mounted by some of its shareholders has been increased to $46.6 million.

REX - REGIONAL EXPRESS HOLDINGS LTD - down 5.5 cents at $1.11

Regional airline Rex has cut its full year profit guidance because it says is federal government measures such as the carbon tax are hurting the economy.

TTS - TATTS GROUP LTD - up eight cents at $2.91

Gaming firm Tatts has secured the right to operate South Australia's lottery and Keno services for the next 40 years.

WPL - WOODSIDE PETROLEUM LTD - down 14 cents at $33.68

Australia should focus on turning Perth into a global energy technology hub, The head of oil and gas producer Woodside says.