Stocks to watch on the Australian stock exchange on Thursday, Oct 24:
AGK - AGL ENERGY - down 28 cents, or 1.8 per cent, at $15.30
Utility giant AGL Energy says Australians want cheap, reliable energy with no impact on the environment but that was not yet technically or economically possible.
BLD - BORAL - up two cents, or 0.4 per cent, at $5.02
Almost 40 workers at the Berrima coal mine in the NSW southern highlands will lose their jobs when production at the mine is halted this week.
CWN - CROWN - down 31.0 cents, or 1.83 per cent, at $16.66
Sri Lanka has suspended final approval for two casino projects, including one backed by Australian gambling mogul James Packer, after protests from within the ruling coalition's ranks, a government minister says.
ORG - ORIGIN ENERGY - up 21 cents, or 1.47 per cent, at $14.46
Electricity and gas provider Origin Energy says it's confident the coalition government's direct action policies will cut carbon emissions.
SUL - SUPER RETAIL GROUP - down 38.0 cents, or 2.74 per cent, at $13.49
The owner of Rebel Sports and Supercheap Auto plans to open 25 new stores in the year ahead, and says sales are improving.
SXL - SOUTHERN CROSS MEDIA - down 1.5 cents, or 0.8 per cent, at $1.85
Southern Cross Media's chairman has accused a British MP of relying on sensationalist media reports to condemn his language about a tragic royal radio prank.
TLS - TELSTRA - up two cents, or 0.40 per cent, at $5.03
Telstra is reshuffling its senior management as part of an effort to boost revenue and focus on new growth areas.
TWE - TREASURY WINE ESTATES - down 11.0 cents, or 2.33 per cent, at $4.62Treasury Wine Estates says consumer demand for luxury products and wine in China is slowing, and expects the current financial year will be challenging as it continues to sort out an excess of stock held by distributors in its key United States market.