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Stocks to watch

Stocks of interest on the Australian share market at the close on Thursday, September 13.

ANZ - ANZ BANK - up 9 cents, or 0.3 per cent, at $28.15

CBA - COMMONWEALTH BANK - up 32 cents, or 0.5 per cent, at $71.50

NAB - NATIONAL AUSTRALIA BANK - up 5 cents, or 0.2 per cent, at $27.35

WBC - WESTPAC - up 19 cents, or 0.7 per cent, at $27.76

Banking stocks enjoyed some respite from the past four weeks of declines as bargain hunters apparently stepped in.

BHP - BHP - up 51 cents, or 1.6 per cent, at $31.82

RIO - RIO TINTO - up 88 cents, or 1.2 per cent, at $73.15

Good Chinese economic data, firming iron ore prices and a rise in copper prices help lift the mining giants.

MYR - MYER - up 2.5 cents, or 4.4 per cent, to 59.5 cents

Department store Myer lifted its share price 32 per cent in the week to hit its highest level since February as investors bought into new CEO John King's turnaround plans, despite a $486 million full-year loss announced mid-week.