Stocks of interest at the close of trade on the ASX on Tuesday, January 22.

BHP – BHP – down 43 cents, or 1.3 per cent to $32.77

BHP Group’s second-quarter iron ore production has fallen nine per cent and the mining giant has flagged a $US600 million hit due to production disruptions at its copper and iron ore operations.

SUL – SUPER RETAIL GROUP – up 19 cents, or 2.75 per cent, to $7.09

Shares in Supercheap Auto and Rebel owner Super Retail Group are higher after the company shored up a leadership gap with the promotion of its outdoor retail manager to chief executive.

APT – AFTERPAY TOUCH – flat at $15.25

Afterpay executives say they were “absolutely distressed” by a retailer’s advertising campaign that encouraged “broke” consumers to use their service.


The National Bank Australia became a substantial shareholder of Star Entertainment Group on January 16 and now holds 5.194 per cent of the voting power in the company.

OSH – OIL SEARCH – down 22 cents, or 2.82 per cent to $7.58

Shares in Oil Search fell down at the close following the company’s quarterly report which showed their output was lower than what analysts were hoping for.