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Stocks to watch

Stocks of interest at the close of trading on Thursday, November 7.

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XRO - XERO - up $6.45, or 9.6 per cent, to $73.95

The cloud accounting software firm swung to a $NZ1.34 million ($A1.24 million) first-half profit on a near one-third rise in revenue.

Xero said operating revenue for the six months to September 30 jumped 32 per cent to $NZ338.7 million after subscriber numbers rose 30 per cent to just over 2 million.

JHX - JAMES HARDIE - up $1.92, or 7.8 per cent, to $26.62

The wall and floor building products company has raised full-year profit guidance after an improving US housing market helped it post a 17 per cent jump in first-half earnings, lifting its shares to their highest ever.

Z1P - ZIP CO - up 58 cents, or 16.9 per cent, to $4.02

The first buy now, pay later company has become the first such service to partner with Amazon in Australia.

Zip, which allows customers to pay for items in interest-free instalments, said an Amazon affiliate will receive warrants for 14.6 million Zip shares as part of the deal.

The affiliate will have the option to buy the shares priced at $4.70 within seven years.

NAB - NATIONAL AUSTRALIA BANK - up 62 cents, or 2.2 per cent, to $28.42

NAB will pay a reduced final dividend after its full-year profit dropped 10.6 per cent to $5.1 billion, dragged down by its retail and wealth unit along with $1.1 billion in remediation provisions.

The lender said Thursday it will pay a fully franked final dividend of 83 cents - down from 99 cents a year ago - mirroring the cut to its interim payout in May for a 16 per cent fall in its full-year payout.

FLT - FLIGHT CENTRE - down $2.32, or 5.5 per cent, to $40.07

Flight Centre says its travel business is experiencing turbulence, with its profit for the first four months of the financial year well down on the same time last year, even as total transaction value increased.

The travel company blamed a drop in business at its Australian shop network; a significant downturn in visits to the Dominican Republic after several US tourist deaths; Brexit related uncertainty in the UK; and unrest in Hong Kong.

CAN - CANN GROUP - flat at $1.01

The marijuana company has signed a distribution deal to allow approved patients access the company's drugs at pharmacies around Australia.

Symbion, which supplies health care products to 4,000 retail pharmacies and 1,300 hospitals around Australia, will carry Cann's imported medical cannabis products.