Stockhead’s Top 10 at 10 highlights the best (and worst) performing ASX small caps in morning trade. It’s a short, sharp update to help frame the trading day by showing the biggest movers in percentage terms.

The market opens at 10am (eastern time) and the data is taken at 10:15am, once every stock has commenced trading.

Stocks highlighted in yellow have made market-moving announcements (click headings to sort).

Code Name Price % Chg Volume
CLZ Classic Minerals Ltd 0.002 +100.00% 3.1M
BOT Botanix Pharmaceuticals Ltd 0.06 +76.47% 43.6M
IGN Ignite Ltd 0.02 +70.00% 131.0k
AGE Alligator Energy Ltd 0.003 +50.00% 5.2M
ALT Analytica Ltd 0.003 +50.00% 2.4M
NAE New Age Exploration Ltd 0.003 +50.00% 250.0k
ERL Empire Resources Ltd 0.013 +44.44% 4.6M
BRK Brookside Energy Ltd 0.004 +33.33% 135.8k
FPL Fremont Petroleum Corp Ltd 0.004 +33.33% 95.7k
PMY Pacifico Minerals Ltd 0.004 +33.33% 200.0k

It’s been a tough few months for Botanix Pharmaceuticals (ASX:BOT) shareholders with two failed clinical trials.

But it surged this morning after announcing one of its other drug candidates, cannabinoid-based antibacterial microbe BTX1801 was given a special status by the FDA. Namely Qualified Infectious Disease Product (QIDP) for the prevention of post-surgical infections.

 

Code Name Price % Chg Volume
CFE Cape Lambert Resources Ltd 0.001 -50.00% 190.0k
COY Coppermoly Ltd 0.008 -27.27% 150.0k
PEN Peninsula Energy Ltd 0.18 -20.45% 1.5M
ELT Elementos Ltd 0.002 -20.00% 250.0k
GTG Genetic Technologies Ltd 0.005 -16.67% 418.5k
KAI Kairos Minerals Ltd 0.01 -16.67% 1.0M
DXN DXN Ltd 0.01 -16.67% 2.7M
FGR First Graphene Ltd 0.13 -16.13% 557.3k
AEE Aura Energy Ltd 0.003 -14.29% 2.1M
DLC Delecta Ltd 0.01 -14.29% 6.1M

One early laggard was uranium play Peninsula Energy (ASX:PEN). Overnight US Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette released a plan to revive US uranium miners.

The stock has fallen despite Peninsula boss Wayne Heili saying the policy recommendations would be a good outcome for his company.