Stocks to watch on the Australian stock exchange at noon on Tuesday:
DOW - DOWNER EDI - down 9.00 cents, or 1.85 per cent, at $4.77
Engineering and construction company Downer EDI expects the rest of this financial year will remain a period of consolidation for the business, rather than growth.
REA - REA GROUP - up $1.19 cents, or 2.85 per cent, at $42.89
Real estate company REA Group has increased its net profit by 37 per cent due to growth in the Australian residential and commercial markets.