Stocks to watch on the Australian stock exchange at the close on Thursday:
CCL - COCA-COLA AMATIL - down six cents, or 0.5 per cent, at $12.01
Coca-Cola Amatil will cut 28 jobs as it shifts part of its juice production from regional South Australia to Adelaide.
IAG - INSURANCE AUSTRALIA GROUP - down 17 cents, or 2.95 per cent, at $5.60
Insurance Australia Group has lifted its guidance on insurance profits for the 2013/14 financial year, but cut its forecast for growth in premiums.
NCM - NEWCREST MINING - down 21 cents, or 2.25 per cent, at $9.13
Gold miner Newcrest is poised for deeper cost cutting after slicing quarterly production costs by 16 per cent.
STO - SANTOS - down 12 cents, or 0.8 per cent, at $14.14
Energy giant Santos says growth in full year production is going to plan, as rising prices help to deliver record sales revenue.
WCB - WARRNAMBOOL CHEESE AND BUTTER FACTORY - up 5.5 cents, or 0.6 per cent, at $9.475
Dairy co-operative Murray Goulburn has taken a swipe at Australia's regulatory process as it conceded defeat in the battle for Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory (WCB) to Canadian dairy giant Saputo.
WHC - WHITEHAVEN COAL - down 3.5 cents, or 1.9 per cent, at $1.845
Whitehaven Coal has lifted production and sales sharply, but the company expects a slight decrease in prices for its metallurgical coal in early 2014.