Stocks to watch at noon on Friday
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SYDNEY, Dec 28 AAP
December 28 2012, 12:05AM
Stocks to watch on the Australian stock exchange at noon on Friday:
RIO - RIO TINTO - up $1.18, or 1.8 per cent, at $66.63
BHP - BHP BILLITON - up 49 cents, or 1.32 per cent, at $37.48
FMG - FORTESCUE METALS GROUP - up seven cents, or 1.55 per cent, at $4.60
The major miners all posted gains after the iron ore price climbed three per cent overnight to $US139.40 ($A134.95).
JBH - JB HI FI - up 20 cents, or 1.95 per cent, at $10.46
MYR - MYER - up 1.5 cents, or 0.7 per cent, at $2.145
DJS - DAVID JONES - up 0.5 cents, or 0.21 per cent, at $2.415
Stocks in the retail space were mixed following Thursday's gains on reports suggesting strong and possibly record-high Boxing Day sales.