Stocks to watch at close on Friday
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Stocks to watch on the Australian stock exchange at the close of trade on Friday:
LLC - LEND LEASE GROUP - up four cents at $9.53
Lend Lease said it had won a 170 million-pound ($A263 million) contract to construct two building in central London, at the site of the former Kingsgate House.
MAH - MACMAHON HOLDINGS - up 0.5 cent at 29 cents
LEI - LEIGHTON HOLDINGS - up 35 cents at $19.00
Macmahon Holdings said an existing agreement to sell its construction operations to Leighton Holdings meant it was unable to let an Indian-based bidder that emerged on Thursday conduct due diligence on the assets.
RIO - RIO TINTO - down 70 cents at $68.55
BHP - BHP BILLITON - down 24 cents at $37.91
FMG - FORTESCUE METALS GROUP - down 18 cents at $4.86
Mining shares have led the Australian share market lower, following falls in commodity prices during the offshore session on Thursday night.
AGO - ATLAS IRON LTD - down six cents at $1.81
Atlas Iron said it was on track to produce up to 7.7 million tonnes of iron ore in 2012/13 after bringing its third Pilbara iron ore mine into production.