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NAB - NATIONAL AUSTRALIA BANK - down 0.72 per cent, or 18 cents, to $24.75.

Chief executive Andrew Thorburn and chairman Ken Henry resigned on Thursday after their leadership was criticised by royal commissioner Kenneth Hayne.

REA - REA GROUP - down 4.98 per cent, or $3.88, to $74.06

The owner of realestate.com.au reported revenue and earnings are up, but flagged a likely decline in listings as buyers hold off pending the results of the federal election.

S32 - SOUTH32 LTD - down 1.62 per cent, or 6 cents, to $3.64

The Perth-based mining and metals company announced that retired BHP executive Karen Wood would take over from David Crawford as chair of the company's board of directors in April.

ERA - ENERGY RESOURCES OF AUSTRALIA - down 4.35 per cent, or 1.5 cents, to 33 cents.

The Rio Tinto subsidiary says rehabilitating its Ranger uranium mine in the Northern Territory is now expected to cost $830 million, $28 million more than previously estimated.

NWS - NEWS CORP - up 50 cents, or 2.73 per cent, to $18.82.

The global media empire says its first half-revenue was up 22 per cent to $US5.15 billion after the consolidation of Foxtel and Fox Sports and the launch of sports streaming service Kayo in Australia.