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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.