Stocks of interest at the close of trade on the ASX on Tuesday, October 30:

ANZ – ANZ – up 46 cents, or 1.8 per cent, at $25.66

CBA – COMMONWEALTH BANK – up $1.52, or 2.3 per cent, at $68.16

NAB – NATIONAL AUSTRALIA BANK – up 15 cents, or 0.6 per cent, at $25.11

WBC – WESTPAC – up 56 cents, or 2.1 per cent, at $26.84


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Beaten-down major lenders continued to attract buying interest ahead of bank reporting season that starts on Wednesday.

LOV – LOVISA – down $1.55 or 18.5 per cent, at $6.85

The jewellery retailer said same-store sales growth has been negative so far in the current financial year.

BLD – BORAL – down 11 cents, or 2.0 per cent, at $5.52

The building products maker said performance for the first quarter and into October has failed to meet its expectations.

VOC – VOCUS – up 9.0 cents, or 2.7 per cent, at $3.38

The telco firm expects second half earnings to be stronger than those in the first half of the current fiscal year.