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Stocks to watch

Stocks to watch

Stocks of interest on the Australian share market

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By AAP 17.08.2017 12:05 PM

Stocks to watch on the Australian stock exchange:

ASX - ASX LTD - up 24 cents, or 0.45 per cent, at $53.91

An uncertain global political environment has helped markets operator ASX Limited boost full-year net profit by 1.9 per cent to $434.1 million

BKL - BLACKMORES - up $3.14, or 3.6 per cent, at $90.39

Blackmores is promoting from within to replace Australia Post-bound Christine Holgate, making Richard Henfrey its new chief executive.

COH - COCHLEAR - up $11.10, or 7.8 per cent, at $153.88

Hearing implant maker Cochlear Limited has boosted full-year net profit 18 per cent to $223.6 million, due to strong growth in sales revenue and earnings driven by new product launches.

EVN - EVOLUTION MINING - up 11 cents, or 4.9 per cent, at $2.37

Evolution Mining has swung to a full-year profit of $217.6 million from a $24 million loss a year ago, as the Ernest Henry mine acquisition helps lift gold production.

MGR - MIRVAC - up 7.5 cents, or 3.3 per cent, at $2.325

Property developer Mirvac Group's full-year profit has risen 13 per cent to $1.16 billion, driven by a strong performance in its investment portfolio and in operational earnings.

QBE - QBE - down 59 cents, or 4.9 per cent, at $11.43

Insurance giant QBE has lifted first-half profit 30.2 per cent to $US345 million ($A435 million) despite a claims blowout in its emerging markets business.

TLS - TELSTRA - down 37 cents, or 8.55 per cent, at $3.96

Shares in Telstra have plunged to a five-year low as investors react to the telco giant's announcement it will reduce its dividends as of the current financial year.

TTS - TATTS - up 4 cents, or 1 per cent, at $3.97

Gambling giant Tatts Group's full-year profit has fallen 5.7 per cent to $220.5 million, in part because it has absorbed costs linked with the company's planned merger with Tabcorp.

TWE - TREASURY WINE ESTATES - up 82.5 cents, or 6.6 per cent, at $13.405

Wine supplier Treasury Wine Estates's annual net profit has jumped by 55.3 per cent to $269.1 million, mainly boosted by strong earnings growth in the Americas and Asia region, and cost savings.

WES - WESFARMERS - up 91 cents, or 2.2 per cent, at $42.66

Wesfarmers has reported a $2.87 billion full-year profit despite comparable food and liquor sales growth at its Coles supermarkets slowing to just one per cent.

WHC - WHITEHAVEN COAL - down 3 cents, or 0.9 per cent, at $3.33

Whitehaven Coal's full-year profit has surged to $405.4 million, from $20.5 million a year ago, with the miner benefiting from higher volumes and a jump in prices.

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