Stocks to watch at the close on Wednesday
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Stocks to watch on the Australian stock exchange at the close on Wednesday:
AWC - ALUMINA - up 4.5 cents or 4.6 per cent to $1.03
Shares in Australian company Alumina have shot up after aluminium giant and joint venture partner Alcoa beat expectations in its quarterly earnings.
PSH - PENRICE - up 0.5 cents or 5.43 per cent to 9.7 cents
Soda ash producer Penrice will hold an extraordinary meeting in a bid to prevent an enforced spill of its directors positions.
QBE - QBE INSURANCE GROUP - down eight cents or 0.69 per cent to $11.47
QBE Insurance has appointed the former head of Allianz Asia Pacific, David Fried, as its new chief executive in the Asia Pacific region.
WHC - WHITEHAVEN COAL - up one cent or 0.29 per cent at $3.50
The activist at the heart of the Whitehaven Coal hoax says the corporate watchdog has seized his phone and laptop.