Want to know when shares are coming out of escrow? We’ve been keeping tabs, so you don’t have to.

Every two weeks, Stockhead takes a look at the small cap companies who are releasing shares that have been locked away in escrow.

Escrow refers to shares that are held by early investors or directions restrained from selling for a year or two. The release of escrowed shares can have a big impact on stock price, because a sudden influx of stock onto the market can depress the shares you own.

Two companies have given vague dates for their shares, Jupiter Mines (ASX:JMS) and Straker Translations (ASX:STG), with 299 million and 9.8 million shares due out respectively by the end of May — it all depends on when they release their financial statements, which need to hit the ASX by May 31.

The 25 million shares that Hydrix (ASX:HYD) are releasing, on May 20, have been held by Lion Tail, an associate of Hydrix’s founder that the company acquired in November 2017.

Lion Tail has already sold 17.6 million shares in Hydrix, and will sell the 25 million escrowed shares, representing a tick over 6 per cent of the company’s issued capital.

Hydrix says the sell-off will introduce a number of new institutional investors onto the register and enhance its current trading liquidity.

Hydrix chairman Gavin Coote said, “we look forward to welcoming a number of new institutional shareholders to our register, who have signalled their support and confidence in the Company’s growth prospects.”

Moho Resources (ASX:MOH), HeraMED (ASX:HMD) and SRG Global (ASX:SRG) are all releasing their shares in tranches.

Here’s a list of ASX stocks that have signalled escrow releases in the next fortnight:

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ASX code Company Date released Escrowed shares
EN1 engage:BDR 28-May 1,090,909
JMS Jupiter Mines By 31-May 298,804,046
STG Straker Translations By 31-May 9,780,288
AMG Ausmex Mining 30-May 175,855,727
MOH Moho Resources 25-May 81,667
MOH Moho Resources 6-Jun 54,441
NXS Next Science 25-May 2,270,294
HMD HeraMED 31-May 808,500
HMD HeraMED 1-Jun 2,130,000
HMD HeraMED 5-Jun 444,000
AL8 Alderan Resources 9-Jun 44,346,524
HYD Hydrix 20-May 25,000,000
SRG SRG Global 20-May 3,413,580
SRG SRG Global 3-Jun 3,718,780
WEB Webjet 21-May 1,059,681
EOF Ecofibre 20-May 1,722