Stocks to watch at close on Monday

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Monday, July 28, 2014
Topics in this article:
Boart Longyear,Healthscope,Leighton Holdings,National Australia Bank,Bc Iron Limited,Gwa Group Limited.,Navitas Limited,Rea Group Ltd

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

BCI - BC IRON - up two cents, or 0.6 per cent, at $3.27

Miner BC Iron has flagged a lift in its full year earnings, despite being hit by a slide in iron ore prices.

BLY - BOART LONGYEAR - up 0.5 cents, or 0.6 per cent, at 23 cents

Mining services company Boart Longyear says demand for its products has bottomed out, but warns analysts may be overestimating what the company will make in earnings in 2014.

GWA - GWA GROUP - up five cents, or 1.8 per cent, at $2.77

The company behind Caroma and Fowler bathroom fixtures is selling off its hot water and heating and cooling businesses.

HSO - HEALTHSCOPE - up 11 cents, or 5.2 per cent, at $2.21

Australia's second largest private hospital operator has enjoyed a strong return to the share market.

LEI - LEIGHTON HOLDINGS - down 55 cents, or 2.4 per cent, at $22.10

Construction giant Leighton has suffered a 20 per cent slide in first half profit after writedowns and restructuring costs offset an increase in revenue.

NAB - NATIONAL AUSTRALIA BANK - up 10 cents, or 0.3 per cent, at $34.69

National Australia Bank has sold a slice of its British commercial real estate loans portfolio for STG625 million ($A1.14 billion).

NVT - NAVITAS - down 19 cents, or 3.7 per cent, at $4.98

Education provider Navitas' full year profit fell more than 30 per cent after writedowns to its university division overshadowed stronger revenues

REA - REA GROUP - down 18 cents, or 0.4 per cent, at $47.85

Online real estate giant REA Group has acquired a large stake in a South East Asian property business for $106.3 million.

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29/07/2014 16:38Sydney, Australia. 29 July,2014