Small caps have set a fresh 12 and a half year high with a second day of gains.

The Small Ordinaries was up 11.5 points, or 0.36 per cent, to 3,232.6 shortly after noon, and at 11.15am hit 3,242.3 – their best level since June 2008.

The index of Australia’s 101st to 300th biggest companies was lagging the performance at the top half of the market, however, with the ASX100 up 0.6 per cent and the ASX20 rising 0.75 per cent.

Energy and mining are the standout sectors – both up 1.7 per cent – while tech, industrials and consumer discretionary shares are the only areas collectively in the red, although modestly.

There was no lead from the United States as Wall Street was closed for a holiday, but London was up 2.5 per cent after PM Boris Johnson announced plans to exit his country’s lockdown.
 

Winners

The best-performing ASX stocks around 11.30am today:

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CODE NAME PRICE % CHANGE VOLUME MARKET CAP
FFG Fatfish Group 0.185 101 186963295 $ 85,435,206.97
PCL Pancontinental Oil 0.0015 50 9900999 $ 5,406,715.49
UUV UUV Aquabotix Ltd 0.003 50 132441660 $ 4,776,749.62
VMG VDM Group Limited 0.003 50 170000 $ 13,855,321.90
FGO Fargo Enterprises 0.017 42 137508025 $ 14,229,080.44
NMR Native Mineral Res 0.315 31 392709 $ 6,915,240.00
PYR Payright Limited 1.18 31 1488135 $ 53,425,566.90
ID8 Identitii Limited 0.175 30 6050067 $ 20,491,794.59
BD1 Bard1 Life Sciences 4.47 27 9333628 $ 279,362,202.00
MBK Metal Bank Ltd 0.014 27 9081307 $ 13,029,591.34
CCE Carnegie Cln Energy 0.0025 25 6545000 $ 24,116,699.84
T3D 333D Limited 0.005 25 37875245 $ 5,508,621.10
ASP Aspermont Limited 0.036 24 17467402 $ 66,957,810.99
QFY Quantify Tech Ltd 0.026 24 16807505 $ 12,614,396.24
AVW Avira Resources Ltd 0.006 20 375714 $ 6,875,200.00
CRO Cirralto Ltd 0.08 19 146820519 $ 114,550,573.08
JAT Jatcorp Limited 0.031 19 61111759 $ 33,194,159.99
IHL Incannex Healthcare 0.26 18 18971973 $ 229,239,341.76
MAY Melbana Energy Ltd 0.02 18 18283358 $ 39,386,474.00
KYK Kyckr Limited 0.077 17 2558582 $ 22,694,090.89
ICI Icandy Interactive 0.14 17 12380564 $ 67,575,911.88
ROG Red Sky Energy. 0.0035 17 17596621 $ 13,804,266.59
FFG Fatfish Group 0.185 101 186963295 $ 85,435,206.97

Fatfish Group (ASX:FFG) was the biggest gainer, although by 12.30am it had faded slightly, “only” up 90.2 per cent to 17.5c. A company Fatfish has invested in is rolling out a business-to-business BNPL platform in Singapore this week.

Pancontinental Oil (ASX:PCL) was up 50 per cent to 0.15c after the offshore energy explorer announced it had raised $710,000 in a placement to sophisticated and professional investors at 0.1c a share.

Farm Pride Foods (ASX:FRM) had advanced 27.8 per cent to 25c after the cage-free egg producer announced that Agriculture Victoria had revoked its quarantine on two of the company’s farms after an outbreak of avian flu that resulted in the deaths of a third of its hens.

Farm Pride said it would sell a farm in Pittsworth, Queensland, for $3.1 million to help it financially recover.
 

Losers

CODE NAME PRICE % CHANGE VOLUME MARKET CAP
YPB YPB Group Ltd 0.002 -20 6891635 $ 11,802,628.22
SFM Santa Fe Minerals 0.105 -19 35752 $ 9,466,442.57
AZS Azure Minerals 0.34 -19 5636576 $ 129,396,002.82
STK Strickland Metals 0.027 -18 9847053 $ 13,898,000.19
AO1 Assetowl Limited 0.01 -17 10982363 $ 5,934,061.26
MLS Metals Australia 0.0025 -17 4230650 $ 12,572,710.73
MHC Manhattan Corp Ltd 0.021 -16 23717495 $ 33,156,967.33
EGR Ecograf Limited 0.925 -16 2253672 $ 400,385,444.80
ERG Eneco Refresh Ltd 0.034 -15 1081383 $ 10,894,333.88
FAU First Au Ltd 0.018 -14 1849730 $ 11,299,777.36
FPL Fremont Petroleum 0.003 -14 4043565 $ 16,374,793.82
RBL Redbubble Limited 6.06 -13 5560389 $ 1,901,401,092.45
NXM Nexus Minerals Ltd 0.096 -13 4774197 $ 26,856,683.81
VAL Valor Resources Ltd 0.007 -13 2100508 $ 22,670,651.34
CSE Copper Strike Ltd 0.105 -13 52100 $ 12,821,377.20
CBY Canterbury Resources 0.115 -12 23700 $ 11,441,949.35
HT8 Harris Technology Gl 0.115 -12 2319912 $ 33,149,412.53
AHC Austco Healthcare 0.098 -11 100000 $ 31,260,784.61
SNG Siren Gold 0.5 -11 154004 $ 33,429,023.60
BMG BMG Resources Ltd 0.086 -10 500000 $ 23,039,199.17
EVZ EVZ Limited 0.135 -10 44043 $ 14,417,510.10
CGB Cann Global Limited 0.009 -10 6362104 $ 51,392,552.84

Asset Owl (ASX:AO1) shares were down 25 per cent to 0.9c after they jumped 50 per cent yesterday.

Azure Minerals (ASX:AZS) dipped 23.7 per cent to 29c on an update to its Andover copper-nickel project in the West Pilbara.