Stocks to watch on the Australian stock exchange at noon on Tuesday:
AIO - ASCIANO - down 5.00 cents, or 0.87 per cent, at $5.71
Port and rail operator Asciano has posted a 4.6 per cent fall in net profit for the first half of the fiscal year.
AMC - AMCOR - down 60 cents, or 5.57 per cent, at $10.18
Global packaging giant Amcor's half year profit has jumped more than 20 per cent to $326 million.
ARI - ARRIUM - up 1.75 cents, or 0.98 per cent, at $1.7975
Steel and mining group Arrium has bounced back into the black with a $220.4 million first half profit, boosted by record earnings in its mining business.
BHP - BHP BILLITON - up 80 cents, or 2.10 per cent, at$38.82
Resources giant BHP Billiton has increased half year net profit by 83 per cent to a better-than-expected $US8.1 billion ($A8.96 billion).
CCL - COCA-COLA AMATIL - down 71.5 cents, or 6.03 per cent, at $11.135
Coca Cola-Amatil has recorded an 82.5 per cent fall in full year profit after making $404 million in writedowns on its SPC Ardmona fruit and vegetable processing business.
HIL - HILLS HOLDINGS - up 5.5 cents, or 3.14 per cent, at $1.805
The company behind the famous Hills Hoist clothes line has made a sizeable profit after selling off its steel business to focus on health and security devices.
MND - MONADELPHOUS - up $1.18 cents, or 7.57 per cent, at $16.77
Engineering firm Monadelphous has grown its half year profit by 10 per cent, as cost savings helped to overcome less construction activity in the resources sector.
PBG - PACIFIC BRANDS - down 8.5 cents, or 11.81 per cent, at 63.5 cents
Shares in clothing company Pacific Brands have fallen almost 10 per cent after it unveiled a $219 million first half loss.
SHL - SONIC HEALTHCARE - down 10 cents, or 0.59 per cent, at $16.88
Sonic has reported a net profit of $177.3 million for the six months to December 31, up 17.7 per cent its $150.6 million result last year.
SWM - SEVEN WEST MEDIA - down 4.5 cents, or 2.06 per cent, at $2.135
Television, magazine and newspaper company Seven West Media is back in the black after posting a $150 million half year profit.
VRL - VILLAGE ROADSHOW - down 31 cents, or 4.22 per cent, at $7.04
The cost of opening Sydney's new Wet'n'Wild theme park has contributed to a 46 per cent drop in half year profit for its operator, Village Roadshow.