One more sleep until it’s Christmas Day.

And what more can we say — we reckon everyone deserves it after such a tough year.

The ASX will be closing early – at 2.15pm (AEDT) today so you have less than two hours to cash out for some last minute Christmas shopping. The bourse will re-open next on Wednesday the 29th.

It’s been a solid trading day, with the ASX 200 gaining 0.58%, sitting at 7,430 points as at 11.45am (AEDT). Despite some recent wobbles, the local index is now up 2.7% in the last month.

But it’s likely that no two traders you might encounter at your Christmas lunch tomorrow will have had the same fate this year.

 

ASX SMALL CAP WINNERS

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks for December 24 [intraday]:

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Ark Mines (ASX:AHK), which is relisting two years after heading into administration.

Following a capital raise and stock consolidation, AHK recommenced trading at a 400% premium to its last price — a wind-assisted gain in connection with a stock consolidation as part of its relisting process.

The previously NT-focused company raised $4.7 million to rejoin the ASX boards with a handful of projects around regional Queensland.

Oncology biotech OncoSil (ASX:OSL) rose after telling shareholders that a clinical study for its lead drug OncoSil showed it had an acceptable safety profile when added to standard-of-care chemotherapy.
 

ASX SMALL CAP LOSERS

Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks for December 24 [intraday]:

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It may be Christmas Eve but the IPO rush is still going strong. Today’s listee Solis Minerals (ASX:SLM) retreated 10% on its ASX debut.