Stocks to watch on the Australian stock exchange at the close on Friday:
CMJ - CONSOLIDATED MEDIA HOLDINGS LTD - down six cents, or 1.8 per cent, at $3.24
Consolidated Media Holdings says it is not considering a sale of its 25 per cent stake in pay TV operator Foxtel, but has been in discussions which may result in a change of control at the company.
CRF - CENTRO RETAIL AUSTRALIA - down 0.5 cents, or 0.13 per cent, at $1.86
Shopping centre owner Centro Retail Australia expects lower interest rates to improve sales in its centres.
QAN - QANTAS AIRWAYS LTD - down two cents, or 1.2 per cent, at $1.605
Qantas will cut spending by a further $400 million next financial year by delaying delivery of new A380 aircraft.
LLC - LEND LEASE GROUP - down two cents, or 0.3 per cent, at $7.59
Lend Lease has won a $210 million contract to carry out earthworks for the BHP Mitsubishi Alliance in Queensland.
WBC - WESTPAC BANKING CORPORATION - steady at $22.91
Westpac has cut its standard variable home loan rate by 37 basis points to 7.09 per cent.