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2013-02-08

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.