Stocks to watch on the Australian stock exchange at the close on Thursday:
BBG - BILLABONG INTERNATIONAL - steady at 60.5 cents
Ailing surfwear icon Billabong is considering selling online retailers SurfStich.com and Swell.com as it works to shed excess baggage and focus on its core brands.
FXL - FLEXIGROUP - up two cents, or 0.5 per cent, at $4.15
Financial services company FlexiGroup is predicting strong and sustained growth after forming business links with Dick Smith and Ikea.
TAH - TABCORP HOLDINGS - down three cents, or 0.9 per cent, at $3.35
Gaming group Tabcorp has lifted its first half profit slightly after gains in its wagering, gaming and media divisions offset a decline in its Keno business.
VAH - VIRGIN AUSTRALIA - up 2.5 cents, or 7.9 per cent, at 34 cents
Virgin Australia has gone further into the red, making a $49 million loss for the first half of the financial year.
WBC - WESTPAC BANKING CORPORATION - up 52 cents, or 1.7 per cent, at $30.83
Australia's Westpac bank has become only the third bank to be granted a licence to trade derivatives in China.
WOW - WOOLWORTHS - up 80 cents, or 2.4 per cent, at $34.72
Woolworths achieved an additional $1.8 billion in sales during the final six months of 2013, as its supermarkets continued to attract more customers.