Stocks to watch at close on Monday
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Stocks to watch on the Australian stock exchange at the close of trade on Monday:
LYC - LYNAS - Up nine cents or 14.4 per cent, at 71.5 cents.
Rare earths miner Lynas expects to be producing finished products from its controversial plant in Malaysia within weeks.
PAG - PRIMEAG AUSTRALIA - up one cent or 0.88 per cent to $1.15.
Rural investor PrimeAg Australia has reached a $2.2 million insurance settlement relating to losses it incurred during the 2011 Queensland floods.
RIO - RIO TINTO - down $1.15, or 1.7 per cent, at $67.40.
Mining giant Rio Tinto is considering halting operations at its alumina refinery in Arnhem Land.
WHC - WHITEHAVEN COAL - down two cents, or 0.57 per cent, at $3.55.
Whitehaven Coal shares fell heavily during local trade on Monday following a hoax announcement on funding for its Maules Creek project.
The shares have since gained back most of the lost ground after Whitehaven said the release was a hoax and the corporate watchdog will investigate the incident.