In a broadly flat market, at 11:30am on Tuesday September 22nd, QBE Insurance (ASX:QBE) was up 50c to $24.62 on investor speculation that insurance premiums were likely to increase as the economy improved.
Soul Pattinson (ASX:SOL) was up 49c to $13.14 after recently forecasting an operating profit of $230M – an 86% increase on the previous year.
Worley Parsons (ASX:WOR) was up 37c to $29.45 after forming an alliance with United States Steel Corporation.
ASX Limited (ASX:ASX) was up 47c to $35.27 and JB Hi-Fi (ASX:JBH) continues its strong run, up 24c to $18.37.
BHP Billiton (ASX:BHP) was down 3c to $38.05, with Rio Tinto (ASX:RIO) down 44c to $60.25
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