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 potentially market-moving announcements:

Code Name Price % Chg Volume
AYM Australia United Mining Ltd 0.003 +200.00% 250.0k
MTH Mithril Resources Ltd 0.02 +114.29% 36.2M
KZA Kazia Therapeutics Ltd 0.75 +69.32% 695.1k
MRD Mount Ridley Mines Ltd 0.003 +50.00% 300.0k
MNC Metminco Ltd 0.12 +27.66% 1.1M
MRQ MRG Metals Ltd 0.01 +25.00% 1.0M
BAS Bass Oil Ltd 0.0025 +25.00% 710.0k
GTG Genetic Technologies Ltd 0.005 +25.00% 200.0k
GPP Great Northern Minerals Ltd 0.011 +22.22% 1.5M
SLM Salmat Ltd 0.67 +21.82% 15.8k

There were plenty of movers at the opening bell, with gains led by Mithril Resources (ASX: MTH) after it announced the acquisition of Sun Minerals, which in turn holds a 100 per cent interest in a “high-grade gold silver project” in Durango, Mexico.

Biotech stock Kazia Therapeutics (ASX:KZA) also rose strongly, after announcing positive results from the ongoing Phase II study of its GDC-0084 brain cancer treatment.

These 10 stocks were lagging the pack at the opening bell:

Code Name Price % Chg Volume
SRN Surefire Resources NL 0.002 -33.33% 75.0k
KGM KalNorth Gold Mines Ltd 0.004 -33.33% 9.0k
GLV Global Vanadium Ltd 0.0015 -25.00% 860.0k
FTT Factor Therapeutics Ltd 0.003 -25.00% 58.7k
ESE eSense-Lab Ltd 0.013 -13.33% 41.7k
DRE Dreadnought Resources Ltd 0.007 -12.50% 11.2M
SCI Silver City Minerals Ltd 0.009 -10.00% 739.2k
IVX Invion Ltd 0.009 -10.00% 1.5M
FRM Farm Pride Foods Ltd 0.28 -8.33% 35.9k
MAG Magmatic Resources Ltd 0.17 -8.11% 271.9k