Thursday trade is underway, which means stonks stocks are once again going…lower?

That’s it:

The ASX has followed Wall Street into the red this morning, in what marks a rare down day in the year-end 2020 bull market.

Losses were felt more keenly on the NASDAQ overnight, which fell 1.94 per cent (its biggest daily drop since October 30) as Tesla (-7pc) led a big tech selloff.

ASX microcaps had a wobble as the Emerging Companies Index index initially fell more than one per cent, before recouping a bit of ground into midday trade.

Political risk is back in play, as US lawmakers remain unable to agree on the finer points of an additional stimulus package.

And across the pond, nervous investors sold off the British pound amid lingering uncertainty that the UK will be able to secure a last-minute agreement on Brexit talks with the European Union.

WINNERS

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks at 12pm Thursday December 10:

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Code Name Price % Change Volume Market Cap
IMM Immutep Ltd 0.44 57 30,635,222 $ 172,503,933.28
CLZ Classic Min Ltd 0.0015 50 16,006,002 $ 15,268,268.31
SI6 SI6 Metals Limited 0.046 48 134,003,863 $ 34,387,266.80
MSM MSM Corporation Intl 0.074 37 6,623,565 $ 45,324,181.04
GTG Genetic Technologies 0.0095 36 34,328,824 $ 57,832,087.20
CCE Carnegie Cln Energy 0.002 33 845,195 $ 16,994,678.67
ECT Env Clean Tech Ltd. 0.002 33 2,749,556 $ 14,401,549.18
CGB Cann Global Limited 0.015 25 394,867,556 $ 47,322,051.46
PRM Prominence Energy NL 0.0075 25 1,908,450 $ 2,940,432.43
ARO Astro Resources NL 0.005 25 2,000,000 $ 11,982,772.05
YPB YPB Group Ltd 0.0025 25 180,000 $ 8,456,717.96
EM1 Emerge Gaming Ltd 0.11 22 44,365,810 $ 72,504,987.93
FMS Flinders Mines Ltd 1.31 22 56,082 $ 180,667,977.39
AHY Asaleo Care Limited 1.23 22 623,182 $ 548,553,715.91
4CE Force Com Ltd 0.023 21 10,189,858 $ 18,465,098.45
NTL New Talisman Gold 0.006 20 1,250,000 $ 13,961,126.82
VKA Viking Mines Ltd 0.031 19 4,626,599 $ 9,380,163.88
SPA Spacetalk Ltd 0.13 18 449,054 $ 18,180,408.95
ATP Atlas Pearls Ltd 0.013 18 1,429,697 $ 4,706,589.34

 

Despite the broader selloff, biotechs led the way as a number of small caps outperformed on market-moving announcements.

Leading the pack was cancer-fighter Immutep (ASX:IMM), which announced Phase IIb trial results for its efti drug used in the treatment of late-stage breast cancer.

The company said the results laid the groundwork for a number of potential use-cases, with additional testing now underway through to the middle of next year.

Also on the winner’s list was molecular diagnostics company Genetic Technologies (ASX:GTG), which makes cancer predictive testing and assessment tools.

Shares in the company ticked higher to 0.9c, coinciding with its annual general meeting held this morning.

LOSERS

Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks at 12pm Thursday December 10:

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Code Name Price % Change Volume Market Cap
KLR Kaili Resources Ltd 0.026 -35 24,746 $ 5,896,014.52
ANL Amani Gold Ltd 0.001 -33 12,525,000 $ 14,080,495.12
MLS Metals Australia 0.0015 -25 1,100,000 $ 8,381,807.15
CPH Creso Pharma Ltd 0.24 -20 73,284,823 $ 206,525,525.10
BDM Burgundy D Mines Ltd 0.195 -17 2,148,536 $ 58,457,328.42
IMS Impelus Ltd 0.005 -17 808,327 $ 4,820,076.52
WWI West Wits Mining Ltd 0.059 -16 16,193,991 $ 85,130,823.40
TLT Tilt Renewables Ltd. 4.51 -15 37,002 $ 2,008,524,601.72
AAJ Aruma Resources Ltd 0.006 -14 5,516,000 $ 11,125,897.33
SHH Shree Minerals Ltd 0.012 -14 3,651,619 $ 11,329,316.49
TPD Talon Petroleum Ltd 0.003 -14 5,763,333 $ 15,231,263.34
AO1 Assetowl Limited 0.007 -13 500,000 $ 3,923,428.94
MSG Mcs Services Limited 0.037 -12 1,117,295 $ 7,823,531.39
JHL Jayex Healthcare Ltd 0.045 -12 444,006 $ 10,269,514.22
APX Appen Limited 26.41 -12 2,181,049 $ 3,660,580,501.60
MTB Mount Burgess Mining 0.008 -11 54,000 $ 5,851,339.19
RBR RBR Group Ltd 0.008 -11 1,032,172 $ 9,006,570.77
GRV Greenvale Mining Ltd 0.125 -11 903,403 $ 47,800,144.56
CSE Copper Strike Ltd 0.085 -11 38,354 $ 10,150,256.95