Small cap shares have clawed back most of yesterday’s losses with a solid performance this morning.

Just after noon, the Small Ordinaries index was up 41.8 points, or 1.36 per cent, to 3,127.6, after closing down 69.6 points on Thursday.

Small caps are outperforming their larger peers, with the ASX200 up 0.78 per cent, and the ASX20 up just 0.42 per cent.

The Small Ords index – which tracks the 200 companies in the ASX300 but not the ASX100 – is still down for the week, by 40.7 points or 1.28 per cent.

Most sectors are up, save energy and financials which have edged down. Health care is the biggest gainer, up 2.5 per cent on a good day for blood products giant CSL (ASX:CSL).

WINNERS

Here are the best performing ASX stocks the morning of Friday January 29:

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Code Name Price % Change Volume Market Cap
XST Xstate Resources 0.012 71 159244838 $ 12,678,686.29
GME GME Resources 0.13 53 5368982 $ 47,333,689.05
BAS Bass Oil 0.0015 50 3037878 $ 3,342,140.10
CLZ Classic Min 0.0015 50 5349999 $ 17,034,968.31
ECT Env Clean Tech 0.0015 50 2546001 $ 9,601,032.79
RLT Renergen 2.11 38 1882433 $ 26,456,250.51
TMK Tamaska Oil Gas 0.015 36 239806 $ 9,790,000.00
IBG Ironbark Zinc 0.0335 34 22492149 $ 23,513,802.85
VIC Victory Mines 0.004 33 2956666 $ 14,214,758.31
ELT Elementos 0.015 25 35475601 $ 38,955,917.06
TZN Terramin Australia 0.05 25 39000 $ 84,662,508.80
IVR Investigator Res 0.081 21 5906878 $ 88,161,997.70
PGY Pilot Energy 0.052 18 365000 $ 9,607,974.55
SCI Silver City Minerals 0.026 18 2116039 $ 10,691,125.57
FAU First Au 0.02 18 2686138 $ 9,147,438.81
WRM White Rock Min 0.54 17 127254 $ 33,442,935.18
EMT Emetals 0.042 17 3180056 $ 14,407,200.00
CCE Carnegie Cln Energy 0.0035 17 128793891 $ 34,596,205.67
DLC Delecta 0.007 17 4225098 $ 6,051,727.23
AJQ Armour Energy 0.044 16 2568844 $ 48,478,995.52
AUZ Australian Mines 0.03 15 53092189 $ 102,997,800.10
EQE Equus Mining 0.015 15 26684352 $ 23,605,045.18

GME Resources (ASX:GME) – which shares a stock code with Reddit favourite Gamestop (NYSE:GME) – shot up 52.9 per cent to 13c before being put into a trading halt so the WA nickel-copper explorer could answer an ASX price query.

GME shares have been trading around 4c to 7c for the past year before surging in the past few days as punters apparently confused its stock code with the videogame store owner.

Gamestop shares finished down 44.3 per cent to $US193.6 – up from around $US20 at the start of the year – after Robinhood and other brokers restricted trade in the securities.

Victory Mines (ASX:VIC), Investigator Resources (ASX:IVR) and Pilot Energy (ASX:PGY) were all up on quarterly activities reports.

First Au (ASX:FAU) climbed on strong assay results from drilling at its Gimlet gold project near Kalgoorlie, WA.

LOSERS

Here are the best performing ASX stocks the morning of Friday January 29:

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Code Name Price % Change Volume Market Cap
FGO Fargo Enterprises 0.003 -25 425000 $ 4,743,026.81
MRD Mount Ridley Mines 0.004 -20 27141920 $ 19,428,121.62
ROG Red Sky Energy. 0.002 -20 1050000 $ 6,079,805.49
VMG VDM Group Limited 0.002 -20 107260 $ 17,319,152.38
QXR Qx Resources Limited 0.023 -18 11367966 $ 14,945,345.02
BPH BPH Energy Ltd 0.2 -18 37438342 $ 140,075,370.96
BUY Bounty Oil & Gas NL 0.039 -17 27280675 $ 51,530,846.15
ZLD Zelira Therapeutics 0.08 -16 14695903 $ 112,605,681.77
LKE Lake Resources 0.31 -14 27237298 $ 315,410,228.64
AYM Australia United Min 0.013 -13 2768542 $ 27,638,662.28
KGD Kula Gold Limited 0.052 -13 4098323 $ 9,348,337.92
CZL Cons Zinc Ltd 0.05 -12 564941 $ 13,543,644.77
LIT Lithium Australia NL 0.145 -12 8406480 $ 134,957,329.65
HCD Hydrocarbon Dynamic 0.022 -12 472299 $ 11,007,252.65
RAN Range International 0.022 -12 2356781 $ 9,034,286.10
RAP Resapp Health Ltd 0.069 -12 6554335 $ 59,133,320.14
BRL Bathurst Res Ltd. 0.047 -11 421165 $ 90,604,529.84
MTB Mount Burgess Mining 0.008 -11 2198571 $ 5,941,339.19
RNX Renegade Exploration 0.008 -11 432087 $ 7,763,639.74
TPD Talon Petroleum Ltd 0.004 -11 2185898 $ 19,583,052.86
NVX Novonix Limited 2.76 -11 4754927 $ 1,090,008,474.70