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2013-01-29

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

BHP - BHP BILLITON LTD - up seven cents at $37.17

EVN - EVOLUTION MINING LTD - down four cents at $1.595

RIO - RIO TINTO LTD - up nine cents at $66.15

YAL - YANCOAL AUSTRALIA LTD - steady at 93 cents

The wild weather from ex-tropical cyclone Oswald could prompt a further rise in the price of coal.

Heavy rainfall has disrupted production at some Queensland coal and gold mines but as yet, resource companies say, the impact has not been significant.

BPT - BEACH ENERGY LTD - up two cents at $1.40

Oil and gas producer Beach Energy still expects to meet its full year production targets despite a fall in the second quarter of the financial year.

IAG - INSURANCE AUSTRALIA GROUP LTD - up one cent at $4.93

Insurance Australia Group has received about 2,000 claims related to floods and storms in Queensland and NSW, but says the situation is in its early stages.

LKO - LAKES OIL NL - up 0.2 cents at 0.6 cents

Mining billionaire Gina Rinehart has snared a major stake in veteran oil and gas explorer Lakes Oil.

LLC - LEND LEASE GROUP - up six cents at $10.25

Construction group Lend Lease has won a STG240 million ($A364.52 million) contract to build 3,500 student apartments across England.

MQG - MACQUARIE GROUP LTD - up 23 cents at $38.22

Macquarie Group's private wealth business has been reprimanded by the corporate watchdog for failing to comply with industry standards.

OSH - OIL SEARCH LTD - up nine cents at $7.20

Oil Search produced 6.38 million barrels of oil equivalent (mmboe) in 2012, which the company said was within its guidance range.

PXS - PHARMAXIS LTD - in a trading halt, last traded at $1.25

Pharmaxis should find out later this week the results of a key US review of its cystic fibrosis treatment Bronchitol.

SUN - SUNCORP GROUP LTD - down 21 cents at $10.70

Insurer Suncorp says it has received 4,500 claims related to Queensland's floods and storms, but is prepared for the financial impact.

SYD - SYDNEY AIRPORT GROUP - up three cents at $3.17

The peak tourism lobby group has called for flights into and out of Sydney airport to be increased to meet Australia's growing aviation demands.