Global markets have hit a lull today after a barnstorming vaccine-led November rally.

Don’t worry — local stocks are still on track for their best month in 32 years, with the ASX200 trading flat while the microcap Emerging Companies index is up 0.7pc.

But by November’s standards it’s looking like a relatively quiet session, with US markets closed tonight for the Thanksgiving holiday.

The recent run of gains saw the US Dow Jones index eclipse 30,000 this week — a mark ascribed with holy qualities by the outgoing US Prez.

Following the 30,000 breach on Tuesday, Donald Trump made an unscheduled one-minute cameo in the White House briefing room to flag the new stock market highs.

“Never been broken, that number. That’s a sacred number, 30,000,” he said.

However, a slightly more subdued session on Wall Street overnight saw the Dow slip back to 29,872 with a 0.58pc fall.


 

WINNERS

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks at 12pm Thursday November 26:

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CODE NAME PRICE % CHANGE MARKET CAP
CLZ Classic Minerals 0.0015 50 $ 15,268,268.31
SGI Stealth Global 0.12 45 $ 7,876,700.00
EN1 Engage:Bdr Limited 0.007 40 $ 8,617,778.36
VKA Viking Mines Ltd 0.029 38 $ 6,588,074.98
CCE Carnegie Cln Energy 0.002 33 $ 16,994,678.67
ADO Anteotech Ltd 0.099 25 $ 140,345,625.81
AGE Alligator Energy 0.005 25 $ 8,493,203.27
BSM Bass Metals Ltd 0.005 25 $ 15,974,702.94
ROG Red Sky Energy. 0.0025 25 $ 4,092,366.55
VMG VDM Group Limited 0.0025 25 $ 13,855,321.90
VPR Volt Power Group 0.0025 25 $ 18,339,067.12
PM1 Pure Minerals Ltd 0.046 24 $ 34,130,560.28
ARO Astro Resources NL 0.006 20 $ 14,529,883.93
ELT Elementos Limited 0.006 20 $ 15,533,018.68
VIC Victory Mines Ltd 0.003 20 $ 11,040,803.73
YPB YPB Group Ltd 0.003 20 $ 10,570,897.45
PIN Pinchme.Com 0.065 18 $ 7,777,373.73
LRS Latin Resources Ltd 0.034 17 $ 29,229,808.21
VML Vital Metals Limited 0.034 17 $ 76,236,977.38
NSX NSX Limited 0.38 17 $ 83,624,426.60
TPD Talon Petroleum Ltd 0.0035 17 $ 13,055,368.58
NXM Nexus Minerals Ltd 0.145 16 $ 29,668,958.88

While markets aren’t exactly surging, there were still no less than 11 ASX small caps that leapt onto today’s winner’s list with market-moving announcements.

Among the leaders was Perth-based distribution company Stealth Global (ASX:SGI), which almost doubled before easing back slightly after announcing that it will acquire Brisbane based tool supplier C&L for $3.8 million.

Also on the acquisition trail was Viking Mines (ASX:VKA), which rose almost 40pc after striking a conditional deal to acquire 100pc of Red Dirt Mining Pty Ltd — owner of the First Hit gold exploration project in WA’s eastern goldfields.

And ASX competitor the NSX (ASX:NSX) continued its torrid rally, from below 10c at the end of October to a new 13-year high of 38c in morning trade.

This morning’s ~17pc gain accompanied the NSX’s annual general meeting, with a presentation from CEO John Karantzis released to the market.

LOSERS

Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks at 12pm Thursday November 26:

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CODE NAME PRICE % CHANGE MARKET CAP
RVS Revasum 0.4 -22 $ 16,936,947.51
XTC Xantippe Res Ltd 0.002 -20 $ 10,186,411.01
CZN Corazon Ltd 0.0025 -17 $ 9,760,077.44
OEL Otto Energy Limited 0.01 -17 $ 57,540,117.28
AZI Alta Zinc Ltd 0.006 -14 $ 25,274,894.23
TMT Technology Metals 0.365 -14 $ 52,360,000.00
LVE Love Group Global 0.052 -13 $ 2,432,050.14
NC6 Nanollose Limited 0.053 -13 $ 7,182,749.45
ANX Anax Metals Ltd 0.063 -13 $ 19,980,462.67
TZL TZ Limited 0.088 -12 $ 9,172,560.50
RGI Roto-Gro Intl Ltd 0.067 -12 $ 12,084,791.54
SAN Sagalio Energy Ltd 0.015 -12 $ 3,479,222.21
BLG Bluglass Limited 0.115 -12 $ 93,557,968.79
TMK Tamaska Oil Gas Ltd 0.008 -11 $ 8,010,000.00
GRV Greenvale Mining Ltd 0.098 -11 $ 29,792,990.04
DCC Digitalx Limited 0.1 -11 $ 70,975,557.75
AX8 Accelerate Resources 0.067 -11 $ 10,743,542.55
AGI Ainsworth Game Tech. 0.315 -10 $ 117,877,875.15
CAD Caeneus Minerals 0.009 -10 $ 39,218,459.67
HGO Hillgrove Res Ltd 0.036 -10 $ 23,423,540.72