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January 29 2013, 07:59AM

Stocks of interest on the Australian Stock Market on Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013:


The chief financial officer of cattle producer Australian Agricultural Company (AACo) has resigned.

AGO - ATLAS IRON LTD - up 0.5 cents, or 0.32 per cent, at $1.575

Atlas Iron could beat its full year sales guidance after shipping more lower grade iron ore than expected in the December quarter.

BPT - BEACH ENERGY LTD - last traded at $1.38

Beach Energy is expected to release its first half report on Tuesday.

LEI - LEIGHTON HOLDINGS LTD - up 92 cents, or 4.82 per cent, at $20.00

Leighton Holdings subsidiary Thiess has won a $175 million maintenance contract with Sydney Water.

OSH - OIL SEARCH LTD - last traded at $7.11

Oil Search is expected to release its fourth quarter production report on Tuesday.

RMD - RESMED INC - up 30 cents, or seven per cent, at $4.58

Sleep disorder specialist ResMed has lifted its second quarter net profit by 24 per cent to $US77.9 million ($A74.84 million), ahead of market expectations.

SFH - SPECIALITY FASHION GROUP LTD - up 27 cents, or 38.6 per cent, at 97 cents

Womenswear retailer Specialty Fashion Group says a major reason behind a huge jump in projected first half profit is that it no longer sells cheap China-made copies of overseas designs.

WHC - WHITEHAVEN COAL - steady at $3.50

Whitehaven Coal has won state planning approval for its Tarrawonga Coal Mine Expansion Project in north-west NSW.

WPL - WOODSIDE PETROLEUM LTD - last traded at $35.75

West Australian Premier Colin Barnett has promised rowdy protesters there will be a public forum on the controversial James Price Point gas hub.