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2013-02-22

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

BBG - BILLABONG INTERNATIONAL LTD - down five cents at 86 cents

Shares in Billabong have fallen back toward their all-time low after the surfwear retailer suffered a $537 million first half loss.

CWN - CROWN LTD - up 20 cents at $11.75

James Packer's casino operator Crown has posted a 34 per cent drop in first half profit, as weak consumer sentiment and refurbishment work affected its business.

FDC - FEDERATION CENTRES - up three cents at $2.39

Federation Centres posts a $115.9 million first half net profit, compared with a $100.1 million loss in the prior corresponding period.

SGM - SIMS METAL MANAGEMENT LTD - up 57 cents at $11.24

Scrap metal recycler Sims Metal Management has posted another first half loss due to lower volumes and metal prices.

STO - SANTOS LTD - up 15 cents at $12.05

Santos' full year net profit has dropped by nearly a third but the oil and gas producer still expects to meet its production targets in 2013.

TPI - TRANSPACIFIC INDUSTRIES GROUP LTD - up 10.5 cents at 90 cents

Transpacific Industries has posted a strong rise in first half profit to $32.3 million but says more needs to be done to improve its waste management business.