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SYDNEY, Nov 13 AAP

November 13 2012, 4:17PM

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

BHP - BHP BILLITON LTD - dowh 55 cents at $33.75

Mining giant BHP Billiton has been given until 2016 to go ahead with the expansion at the Olympic Dam mine in South Australia.

IPL - INCITEC PIVOT LTD - up 11 cents at $3.02

Fertiliser and explosives maker Incitec Pivot has lifted its annual profit by 10 per cent but fluctuating fertiliser prices continue to impact its earnings.

LEI - LEIGHTON HOLDINGS LTD - down 34 cents at $16.71

Construction giant Leighton Holdings is reviewing the value of its investment in troubled Brisbane toll road operator BrisConnections.

RIO - RIO TINTO LTD - down 97 cents at $57.67

Mining giant Rio Tinto says a planned strike at its Blair Athol coal mine over claims of unfair redundancy payments will have minimal impact before the mine closes.

SWM - SEVEN WEST MEDIA LTD - up 13 cents at $1.29

Seven West Media has told shareholders it expects to record lower first half earnings for the first half in a difficult media market

UGL - UGL LTD - down four cents at $10.15

Engineering firm UGL says trading conditions remain challenging and it still expects to post similar full year financial results to the previous year.