Small caps are underperforming this morning, dipping marginally as the rest of the market moves forward.

The Small Ordinaries index was down 0.6 points, or 0.02 per cent, while the ASX200 was up 0.4 per cent and the All Ordinaries up 0.34 per cent.

Sectors were mixed with health care, financials, tech, and property down and the other seven sectors up.

Materials were the biggest gainers, up 2.1 per cent, buoyed by BHP (ASX:BHP) and the gold miners, which were up sharply as the price of the precious metal rose 1.2 per cent.

The Reserve Bank of Australia is largely expected to keep the cash rate at an ultra-low 0.1 per cent in a decision to be handed down at 2.30pm AEST.

WINNERS

Here are the best performing ASX stocks this morning:

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Eve Investments (ASX:EVE) advanced 16.7 per cent to 0.7c after receiving its first organic honey order from Whole Foods Market, the upscale US supermarket chain owned by Amazon.com.

Medibio (ASX:MEB) was up 14.3 per cent to 0.8c after being awarded a US patent for its method of assessing the mental state of a subject through heartbeat data samples.

Microequities (ASX:MAM) was up 9.8 per cent to 61.5c after the microcap fund manager advised that “a frenzy of takeover activity and several bidding wars” within its open-ended investment funds had led to strong investment performance and thus large performance fees.

LOSERS

Here are the worst-performing ASX stocks this morning:

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CODE COMPANY LAST SHARE PRICE % CHANGE VOLUME Market cap
BMH Baumart Holdings 15 -16.7 13,936.00 $26,054,056
ECG Ecargo Hldg 2.5 -16.7 26,720.00 $18,457,500
CCE Carnegie Cln Energy 0.35 -12.5 3,075,500 $57,690,295
ONE Oneview Healthcare 33.5 -10.7 3,303,026 $159,387,539
APH AP Hemp 50 -9.9 150,882 $42,407,625
FGL Frugl Group 4.6 -9.8 252,563 $8,338,500
PFG Prime Financial 10 -9.1 200,000 $21,485,468
ADO Anteotech 36 -8.9 8,150,093 $740,285,832
HTG Harvest Tech Grp 31 -8.8 632,050 $167,916,608
ATX Amplia Therapeutics 26 -8.8 52,777 $30,772,194
RCL Readcloud 31.5 -8.7 100,177 $40,819,555
ATL Apollo Tourism 48 -8.6 408,741 $97,729,227
ACW Actinogen Medical 5.8 -7.9 6,629,384 $104,615,188
CWZ Cashwerkz 35 -7.9 35,650 $79,731,208
HCT Holista CollTech 4.8 -7.7 318,678 $14,318,153
LCT Living Cell Tech. 1.2 -7.7 100,554 $7,428,733
JHL Jayex Healthcare 3.7 -7.5 667,255 $8,054,521
LER Leaf Res 7.5 -7.4 344,494 $68,700,709
FRX Flexiroam 3.9 -7.1 2,199,758 $21,027,175
ENA Ensurance 2.6 -7.1 837,788 $16,021,629
MPR Mpower Group 9.3 -7.0 1,180,101 $21,766,995
SES Secos Group 20 -7.0 693,442 $114,708,275

Amplia Therapeutics (ASX:ATX) dropped 8.8 per cent to 26c after announcing a $3.8 million share placement at 23c a share.