Stocks to watch on the Australian stock exchange at the close on Friday:
AMC - AMCOR - up 19 cents, or 1.8 per cent, at $10.62
Packaging firm Amcor has been unsuccessful in its attempt to acquire the North American assets of Constar Holdings.
AUT - AURORA OIL AND GAS - up $1.47, or 56.1 per cent, at $4.09
Canadian oil company Baytex Energy has launched a $1.8 billion bid to takeover Australian-listed Aurora Oil and Gas.
NWS - NEWS CORPORATION - up $1.41, or 8.2 per cent, at $18.61
NWSLV - NEWS CORPORATION NON-VOTING STOCK - up $1.58, or 9.1 per cent, at $19.00
Rupert Murdoch's newspaper business News Corporation has produced a third consecutive profit since being split from the group's more profitable TV and film assets.
TOL - TOLL HOLDINGS - up two cents, or 0.4 per cent, at $5.45
Transport and logistics group Toll Holdings has won a $90 million, 10-year contract to build and operate a new logistics base gor global oil and gas producer INPEX.
WES - WESFARMERS - up one cent, or 0.02 per cent, at $42.45
WOW - WOOLWORTHS - up 25 cents, or 0.7 per cent, at $34.97
Horticulture NZ is blaming Australian growers for the supermarket ban on some New Zealand products.
WPL - WOODSIDE PETROLEUM - down four cents, or 0.1 per cent, at $37.58
Oil and gas producer Woodside Petroleum is set to take a 25 per cent stake in the Leviathan joint venture gas project off the coast of Israel.