Stocks to watch on the Australian stock exchange at noon on Monday:
ARG - ARGO INVESTMENTS - up 2.00 cents, or 2.27 per cent, at $7.31
Fund managers Argo Investments have boosted half year profit by more than 18 per cent to nearly $102 million.
CTY - COUNTRY ROAD - was in a trading halt, last traded at $4.83
Fashion retailer Country Road has flagged a bumper boost to full year profit after half year sales increased by more than 70 per cent.
JBH - JB HI-FI - up 29 cents, or 1.61 per cent, at $18.29
Electronics retailer JB Hi-Fi has lifted its half year profit more than 10 per cent on stronger sales and improved margins.
WOR - WORLEYPARSONS - down 20 cents, or 1.22 per cent, at $16.25
Engineering group WorleyParsons has won a $92 million oil and gas contract with Total E&P Norge in the Norwegian North Sea.