Small caps have pulled back this morning, along with the rest of the Australian market.

The local bourse gained at the open but by lunchtime nearly every sector was in the red, with the All Ordinaries down 0.59 per cent and the Small Ordinaries falling 24.8 points, or 0.77 per cent, to 3,199.2.

Every sector was in the red except for energy, which was flat, and tech, which was up 0.4 per cent. Property trusts were the biggest losers, falling 1.8 per cent, after office giant Dexus (ASX:DXS) reported a slump in profits.

But Afterpay (ASX:APT) hit a new all-time high of $159, although by lunchtime it was trading at $155.41, still up 1.3 per cent.

Ecograf (ASX:EGR) was up 33.1 per cent to an all-time high of 90.5c after the battery announcing yesterday it had authorised a contractor to begin construction on a new battery graphite facility in Western Australia.

Starpharma (ASX:SPL) hit an all-time high of $2.10 – and at lunchtime was trading at $2.05, up 5.1 per cent – after the dendrimer drug development company announced its partner AstraZeneca would expand its development program for AZD0466, an AstraZeneca drug that Starpharma has reformulated. AstraZeneca will hold a global phase 1 study to examine the drug’s ability to fight acute leukaemia.

Alterity Therapeutics (ASX:ATH) is up 18 per cent to a three-month high of 4.6c after getting $495,000 in funding from the Michael J Fox Foundation for researching the optimal dose of its lead drug candidate ATH434 in treating Parkinson’s.
 

Winners

Best performing stocks on the ASX Tuesday morning. Those highlighted have released announcements.

CODE NAME PRICE % CHANGE VOLUME MARKET CAP
PKD Parkd 0.087 118 5118066 $ 3,006,000.00
RMI Resource Mining Corp 0.03 88 2667517 $ 4,740,277.55
ANL Amani Gold 0.0015 50 9766153 $ 9,386,996.75
CLZ Classic Min 0.0015 50 29440814 $ 17,034,968.31
EGR Ecograf 0.915 35 7306524 $ 247,511,002.24
PGY Pilot Energy 0.084 27 3840515 $ 14,411,961.83
ATH Alterity Therapy 0.049 26 123197374 $ 79,207,049.14
A3D Aurora Labs 0.12 25 2504643 $ 14,678,061.12
RXH Rewardle Holding 0.01 25 11374284 $ 4,210,571.90
NGY Nuenergy Gas 0.097 24 9897083 $ 115,514,528.77
MPR Mpower Group 0.13 24 1199074 $ 16,678,873.68
SIS Simble Solutions 0.033 22 1878612 $ 6,622,925.09
DCC Digitalx 0.084 22 15117990 $ 42,725,398.71
LIO Lion Energy 0.034 21 1729031 $ 5,807,250.12
IVZ Invictus Energy 0.085 21 5697695 $ 33,207,987.89
EMH European Metals Hldg 1.4 20 904523 $ 140,295,752.94
CRL Comet Resources 0.033 18 26076363 $ 17,152,443.53
TIA Tian An Aust 0.33 18 1580 $ 24,250,472.40
RPM RPM Automotive Group 0.34 17 286188 $ 33,400,189.43
FFX Firefinch 0.245 17 11099295 $ 164,200,781.01
VR8 Vanadium Resources 0.042 17 248089 $ 13,473,987.77

 

Losers

CODE NAME PRICE % CHANGE VOLUME MARKET CAP
CAV Carnavale Resources 0.0075 -21 64931236 $ 19,401,187.88
MLS Metals Australia 0.002 -20 2000000 $ 10,477,258.94
XTC Xantippe Res 0.002 -20 4246262 $ 10,186,411.01
E2M E2 Metals 0.44 -19 532766 $ 80,815,539.24
CD3 Cd Private Equityiii 1.05 -17 7500 $ 91,115,951.30
EVE EVE Investments 0.0075 -17 6278442 $ 34,588,277.01
CCE Carnegie Cln Energy 0.0025 -17 106078708 $ 36,175,049.76
LGP Little Green Pharma 0.785 -16 3165359 $ 77,223,545.25
MRD Mount Ridley Mines 0.003 -14 465000 $ 13,582,185.13
NPM Newpeak Metals 0.0035 -13 1237500 $ 19,169,883.74
GGG Greenland Minerals 0.22 -12 18891493 $ 335,249,586.50
FRX Flexiroam 0.076 -12 80904922 $ 43,055,644.58
CGF Challenger 6.4 -11 3537283 $ 4,877,938,350.60
PNX PNX Metals 0.008 -11 138750 $ 32,869,741.60
VN8 Vonex 0.285 -11 2074201 $ 61,763,823.04
KPO Kalina Power 0.051 -11 1614311 $ 65,186,900.42
QXR Qx Resources 0.017 -11 49378 $ 10,141,484.12
SUH Southern Hem Min 0.034 -11 129174 $ 9,288,710.77
EX1 Exopharm 0.735 -10 1086837 $ 114,319,206.94
CE1 Calima Energy 0.009 -10 177630 $ 22,071,241.12
SHO Sportshero 0.036 -10 814022 $ 16,955,948.80