Stocks of interest at the close of trade on the ASX on Wednesday, November 14:
DLX – DULUX GROUP – down one cent, or 0.14 per cent, to $7.39
Dulux Group has lifted full-year profit 5.4 per cent to $150.7 million and predicts maintenance and renovation of existing homes will help it weather a downturn in Australian property construction.
CBA – COMMONWEALTH BANK – down $1.69, or 2.38 per cent, to $69.21
Commonwealth Bank will get 65 per cent of its energy from renewables starting in January after signing an agreement with the largest wind farm in New South Wales.
NEC – NINE ENTERTAINMENT – down one cent, or 0.63 per cent, to $1.565
Nine Entertainment chief executive Hugh Marks says the network’s expected merger with Fairfax Media was not conceived on the basis of cutting costs.
WES – WESFARMERS – down $1.35, or 2.84 per cent, to $46.14
Shareholders in retail giant Wesfarmers will vote Thursday on whether the $20 billion demerger of supermarket chain Coles will proceed.
FBR – FASTBRICK ROBOTICS – up 4.5 cents, or 27.27 per cent, to 21 cents.
Perth-based Fastbrick Robotics has achieved what it says is a world-first with the fully automated construction of a three-bedroom, two-bathroom house in less than three days.