Here’s something that might just be a good idea for a Father’s Day present — or maybe not.

Darrell Lea has unveiled a limited edition brew flavoured like liquorice. It costs $11 per can, or $45 per four-pack drink.

If the liquorice-stout offering is indeed presented to any unsuspecting Dads this year, the unwritten rule is that they have to drink it. Haha.

If we’re being honest, the latest weird and wacky beer creation was an attempt on our part to lead off with something other than COVID.

However…

Overnight the US FDA gave full approval to the Pfizer COVID-19 jab, and some health experts are optimistic it will act as a catalyst to improve vaccination rates in the USA.

The news led to gains on Wall Street overnight and spurred demand for Australian travel stocks, even though there were no specific updates in the sector.

On the home-front, New South Wales surpassed six million jabs and looks set to grant its citizens more freedoms. While we’ll find out the details later in the week, travelling interstate is probably the least likely of them.

The ASX 200 followed the strong US lead to post a gain of 0.32% to 7,514 points as at 12pm.

 

WINNERS

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks at 12pm Tuesday, August 24:

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Code Name Price % Change Volume
KNI Kunikolimited 0.87 333 5334687
CLZ Classic Min Ltd 0.0015 50 132511875
DDD 3D Resources Limited 0.004 33 390019
KNM Kneomedia Limited 0.013 18 8557959
GLL Galilee Energy Ltd 0.53 18 426607
NAN Nanosonics Limited 6.92 17 3156082
PYR Payright Limited 0.42 17 82886
CY5 Cygnus Gold Limited 0.145 16 14659
AFR African Energy Res 0.03 15 5557082
FHS Freehill Mining Ltd. 0.03 15 869100
TOE Toro Energy Limited 0.015 15 6265165
SP3 Specturltd 0.11 15 114211
DDT DataDot Technology 0.008 14 9675074
WFL Wellfully Limited 0.12 14 3563612
ONT 1300 Smiles Limited 8.02 14 86268
HXL Hexima 0.295 13 717224
MGU Magnum Mining & Exp 0.077 13 3760517
WNR Wingara Ag Ltd 0.13 13 75000
AR3 Austrare 1.12 13 428932
BBX BBX Minerals Ltd 0.225 13 45
SMX Security Matters 0.36 13 98750
POW Protean Energy Ltd 0.009 13 327108

Sitting on top with a gain of over 300% was Kuniko (ASX:KNI) which is a spin off from lithium high flyer Vulcan (ASX:VUL).

Speaking of hot running recent listees, Australian Rare Earths (ASX:AR3) surged further off the back of its latest drilling results.

Stocks climbing off the back of annual results included Nanosonics (ASX:NAN) and 1300 Smiles (ASX:ONT). The latter of these companies was further boosted from a $165 million takeover offer.

 

LOSERS

Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks at 12pm Tuesday, August 24:

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Code Name Price % Change Volume
CCE Carnegie Cln Energy 0.002 -33 4695915
MLS Metals Australia 0.0015 -25 1916666
YPB YPB Group Ltd 0.0015 -25 2278109
CGB Cann Global Limited 0.004 -20 5207960
VPR Volt Power Group 0.002 -20 20530
EPX Ept Global Limited 0.17 -17 46500
OVT Ovato Limited 0.0025 -17 750
MND Monadelphous Group 10.08 -15 1639331
KGN Kogan.Com Ltd 11.4 -13 3466108
MRD Mount Ridley Mines 0.0035 -13 52120002
ASB Austal Limited 2.23 -11 3523842
EVE EVE Investments Ltd 0.004 -11 5000
VAL Valor Resources Ltd 0.008 -11 1431108
BUX Buxton Resources Ltd 0.082 -11 247882
HMI Hiremii 0.082 -11 96882
AVL Aust Vanadium Ltd 0.026 -10 36732932
EP1 E&P Financial Group 0.61 -10 105296
LPE Locality Planning 0.195 -9 373625
ECT Env Clean Tech Ltd. 0.01 -9 179156
NAE New Age Exploration 0.01 -9 7939917
TRN Torrens Mining 0.2 -9 209569
GTE Great Western Exp. 0.15 -9 183024

Stocks which declined from their annual results included Monadelphous (ASX:MND) and Kogan (ASX:KGN).