Coca-Cola Amatil will deliver a special dividend on the sale of SPC but container deposit schemes and expansion costs have weighed on its Australian unit.

Stocks of interest at the close of trading for Thursday, August 22.

The Australian share market has closed modestly higher as investors digested earnings from companies including Qantas, Santos, Webjet and Flight Centre.

Qantas is buying back more shares despite its full-year profit falling 17 per cent to $1.302 billion on higher fuel costs and a weaker Aussie dollar.