Stocks to watch at close on Friday
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Stocks to watch on the Australian stock exchange at close on Friday:
AGK - AGL ENERGY LTD - down 19 cents at $15.13
The NSW government has commended AGL Energy's decision to suspend an expansion of its contentious coal seam gas (CSG) operations in southwest Sydney due to community concerns.
HTA - HUTCHISON TELECOMMUNICATIONS (AUSTRALIA) LTD - steady at 2.9 cents
Vodafone Australia's revenue fell by 16 per cent in the last three months of 2012 as it continued to lose thousands of customers.
NCM - NEWCREST MINING LTD - up $1.17 at $24.52
Gold miner Newcrest Mining's first half profit has dropped by 51 per cent due to weaker production and sales.
RIO - RIO TINTO LTD - up 92 cents at $69.60
The Northern Territory cabinet will decide on Monday on a plan that could see the government release gas to Rio Tinto Ltd in a bid to save an outback town.
SDL - SUNDANCE RESOURCES LTD - down four cents at 30 cents
Shares in iron ore explorer Sundance Resources have plunged more than 14 per cent after another delay in its drawn-out takeover process.