Stocks to watch at close on Thursday
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Stocks to watch on the Australian stock exchange at close on Thursday:
AAC - AUSTRALIAN AGRICULTURAL COMPANY LTD - down 3.5 cents at $1.215
Australia's largest cattle producer Australian Agricultural Company (AACo) made an $8.4 million loss in 2012 due to the impact of a suspension of live exports.
MLC - MOTHERCARE AUSTRALIA LTD - in volunatry administration, last traded at 4.8 cents
Maternity and children's retailer Mothercare Australia has gone into administration after the Myer family pulled the pin on a deal to buy the business.
PXS - PHARMAXIS LTD - down 57 cents or 45.6 per cent at 68 cents
Shares in pharmaceutical company Pharmaxis have dived by more than 40 per cent after its cystic fibrosis treatment received a negative review from advisers to regulators in the United States.
VAH - VIRGIN AUSTRALIA HOLDINGS LTD - up 0.5 cents at 43 cetns
Virgin Australia's $98 million plan to buy regional airline Skywest has been given the go-ahead by the competition watchdog.
WHC - WHITEHAVEN COAL LTD - down 19 cents at $3.28
Whitehaven Coal has warned its first half earnings could slump to less than $10 million as weak coal markets and the high Australian dollar take their toll.
WOW - WOOLWORTHS LTD - down 41 cents at $31.24
Grocery giant Woolworths has made $30.7 billion in first-half sales with the retailer saying it had placed a greater focus on its core business.