Here are the key ASX small cap winners and losers at lunch Wednesday Aug 15:

GOING UP

3D Oil (ASX:TDO) is soaring today after telling investors it may be the next to find oil in the region of Carnarvon’s Dorado-1 discoveries off the coast of Western Australia last week.

3D Oil owns the rights to a 6500 sq km project just 80km north-east of Dorado-1.

“3D Oil has identified at least fifteen leads across the permit … considered to be prospective for oil,” the explorer said today.

The stock moved ahead 71 per cent to an intraday high of 18c.

Klaus Eckhof’s new vehicle Lachlan Star (ASX:LSA) has contnued its upward journey as it searches for a new project.

The former AVZ Minerals chairman told Stockhead yesterday he had his eye on a little known metal called rhodium for the new venture — but nothing had been decided.

Mr Eckhof was brought in to the recapitalised Lachlan Star to deliver a flagship project. The stock promptly jumped 64 per cent. By 11.30am AEST today it was up another 37 per cent to 2.2c on $500,000 in trades.

High-profile tech stock Updater (ASX:UPD) gained 9 per cent to a high of $1.30 after doing an Elon Musk and announcing plans to delist from the ASX and go private to “pursue its next phase of growth in the United States”.

The Australian market has been kind to the online relocation service. Updater’s shares have rocketed 358 per cent since the $665 million company listed at the outset of 2016.

Updater provides a website that lets Americans moving house update all their details and utilities in one place. Updater makes money by on-selling that customer data to third-party services such as insurance providers.

Updater aims to buy back shares at $1.25 each or the highest price at which it has raised capital on the ASX.

The shares cooled to $1.19 just before midday.

In the no-news-is-good-news department, Gulf Manganese (ASX:GMC) shares gained 23 per cent to 1.6c with no announcements.

About $440,000 worth of shares changed hands this morning in 77 trades. Another 100 buyers were in the queue at the time of publishing.

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks at 1pm Wednesday, Aug 15:

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ASX code Company Price change today (1pm) Price (1pm) Volume Market Cap
VPR VOLT POWER GROUP 0.5 0.003 69k 20.6M
VMG VDM GROUP 0.5 0.003 150k 11.8M
PRL PETREL ENERGY 0.5 0.003 3M 6.0M
OEX OILEX 0.5 0.003 30k 4.0M
LKO LAKES OIL NL 0.5 0.003 12M 71.9M
IKW IKWEZI MINING 0.5 0.003 84k 2.0M
TDO 3D OIL 0.428571428571 0.15 353k 25.1M
ROG RED SKY ENERGY L 0.333333333333 0.004 750k 2.3M
GLA GLADIATOR RESOUR 0.333333333333 0.004 275k 2.6M
MLS METALS AUSTRALIA 0.25 0.005 16M 10.5M
LSA LACHLAN STAR 0.25 0.02 13M 12.1M
EPM ECLIPSE METALS L 0.25 0.005 99k 4.6M
IFM INFOMEDIA 0.227272727273 1.215 682k 307.7M
SRO SHAREROOT 0.2 0.006 900k 6.7M
RNX RENEGADE EXPLORA 0.2 0.006 50k 3.6M
HMX HAMMER METALS 0.2 0.024 200k 5.4M
HDY HARDEY RESOURCES 0.2 0.006 1M 6.8M
BKP BARAKA ENERGY AN 0.2 0.006 40M 13.5M
NME NEX METALS EXPLO 0.176470588235 0.02 100k 3.2M
IIL INNATE IMMUNOTHE 0.173913043478 0.405 137k 14.2M
SPX SPECTRUM RARE EA 0.166666666667 0.007 310k 4.2M
ADN ANDROMEDA METALS 0.166666666667 0.007 4M 6.5M
GMC GULF MANGANESE C 0.153846153846 0.015 2M 35.9M
APC AUSTRALIAN POTAS 0.152542372881 0.068 19k 18.0M
THX THUNDELARRA 0.142857142857 0.016 40k 8.9M
NOR NORWOOD SYSTEMS 0.142857142857 0.008 360k 9.3M
NAE NEW AGE EXPLORAT 0.142857142857 0.008 132k 5.0M
EXO ENNOX GROUP 0.142857142857 0.008 5M 8.4M
ANL AMANI GOLD 0.142857142857 0.008 100k 11.0M
BYH BRYAH RESOURCES 0.130434782609 0.13 15k 6.5M

GOING DOWN

Internet of Things play Sensera (ASX:SE1) lost 17 per cent to 12c after announcing an $8.8 million capital raising priced at 11c — and unveiling a $7 million loss.

Sensera’s chief Ralph Schmitt told Stockhead last week that “people have realised that we are going to need to do another round of financing.

“People are not happy with the fact that there hasn’t been correlation between the share price and the performance of the company operationally.”

Sensera makes tiny sensors called Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (or MEMS) used to measure things like temperature, pressure, chemicals, radiation or location.

The stock listed in December 2016 after a $10 million IPO selling shares at 20c.

Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks at 1pm Wednesday, Aug 15:

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ASX code Company Price change today (1pm) Price (1pm) Volume Market Cap
WGL WANGLE TECHNOLOG -0.333333333333 0.002 252k 6.2M
OXX OCTANEX -0.235294117647 0.013 50k 4.6M
SE1 SENSERA -0.172413793103 0.12 973k 23.8M
MDI MIDDLE ISLAND RE -0.166666666667 0.015 22k 12.6M
DW8 DAWINE -0.166666666667 0.005 513k 3.5M
AYR ALLOY RESOURCES -0.166666666667 0.005 800k 8.7M
MBM MOBECOM -0.166666666667 0.1 3k 21.4M
KGD KULA GOLD -0.157894736842 0.016 2k 7.1M
VTI VISIONEERING TEC -0.142857142857 0.18 8k 41.4M
DRK DRAKE RESOURCES -0.142857142857 0.012 20 4.4M
AGR AGUIA RESOURCES -0.138888888889 0.155 348k 23.7M
MQR MARQUEE RESOURCE -0.133333333333 0.195 68k 9.6M
GED GOLDEN DEEPS -0.133333333333 0.026 4M 5.1M
MDX MINDAX -0.125 0.014 223k 13.2M
EVE EVE INVESTMENTS -0.125 0.007 65k 17.9M
NWC NEW WORLD COBALT -0.116279069767 0.038 259k 21.5M
ARU ARAFURA RESOURCE -0.113402061856 0.086 339k 69.8M
AYZ AUS MAS YLD FD 5 -0.108909090909 49.01 330 55.6M
EWC ENERGY WORLD COR -0.108108108108 0.165 20k 332.2M
BC8 BLACK CAT SYNDIC -0.105263157895 0.17 3k 10.9M
KNM KNEOMEDIA -0.103448275862 0.026 54k 18.5M
SI6 SIX SIGMA METALS -0.1 0.009 2M 4.6M
RIM RIMFIRE PAC MNG -0.1 0.009 110k 9.4M
GML GATEWAY MINING -0.1 0.018 30k 16.7M
HXG HEXAGON RESOURCE -0.09375 0.145 700k 46.7M
DNK DANAKALI -0.0892857142857 0.765 105k 221.9M
ENE ENEVIS -0.0869565217391 0.21 191k 14.9M
ORN ORION MINERALS L -0.0857142857143 0.032 767k 51.9M
MRR MINREX RESOURCES -0.0857142857143 0.032 520k 3.2M