Stocks to watch on the Australian stock exchange at noon on Wednesday:
CHC - CHARTER HALL GROUP - up 19 cents, or 5.20 per cent, at $3.84
Property firm Charter Hall Group and an associated superannuation fund have paid $458 million to a receiver for a Perth development which houses Bankwest's headquarters and the city centre's biggest retail space.
QAN - QANTAS AIRWAYS - up 2.5 cents, or 1.82 per cent, at $1.395
Security screening staff are rallying at Qantas terminals around Australia in support of Perth airport colleagues who have been locked out of their jobs during a wage dispute.
WHC - WHITEHAVEN COAL - up 8.5 cents, or 4.03 per cent, at $2.195
Entrepreneur Nathan Tinkler has sold about half of his stake in miner Whitehaven Coal to his financier Farallon Funds.