With COVID-19 confining most consumers to their houses, buying stuff online has been the only option available for many folks.

Almost inevitably, that’s resulted in a few delays and logistics mishaps as companies try and respond to the shift in demand.

But if you’re still waiting on a set of fishing rods or a BBQ that you ordered in March, spare a thought for this online shopper from Canada.

Earlier this month, Toronto-based Elliot Berinstein unwrapped a delivery at his front door — a tube of Brylcream that he first ordered in…2012.

Eight years later, Canada Post had managed to find the right address and delivered the hair product to its rightful owner.

Was it still usable after all that time? Bernstein said a quick Google search indicated the cream was supposed to be a whitish colour. But after almost 3,000 days in a box, the contents of the tube had taken on more of a bright yellow hue…so he binned it.

Elsewhere, cargo has started washing up on the NSW coast, after Singapore-based cargo ship APL England lost 40 containers off its deck in rough seas on Sunday.

On markets, the ASX200 opened the day more than 1 per cent lower despite a strong lead from Wall Street overnight.

But the index has rallied off the mat into midday trade, down just 0.1 per cent slightly before midday EST. The Small Ords index fell more heavily, but had also gained back some ground to sit 0.4 per cent lower.

 

WINNERS

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks at 12pm Wednesday May 27:

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CODE COMPANY PRICE % CHANGE MARKET CAP
MGT Magnetite Mines 0.002 100.00% $4.5M
MAY Melbana Energy 0.008 60.00% $18.5M
AAJ Aruma Resources Ltd 0.005 42.86% $3.6M
TIG Tigers Realm Coal Ltd 0.01 42.86% $63.1M
CTE Cryosite Ltd 0.115 35.29% $5.4M
LRS Latin Resources Ltd 0.004 33.33% $1.5M
TPP Tempo Australia Ltd 0.056 30.23% $21.6M
IEC Intra Energy Corporation 0.005 25.00% $1.9M
NTD National Tyre 0.35 25.00% $37.0M
CTO Citigold Corporation 0.005 25.00% $12.1M
CGN Crater Gold Mining Ltd 0.01 25.00% $12.3M
ADY Admiralty Resources 0.01 25.00% $13.9M
IGN Ignite 0.021 23.53% $1.9M
SXL Southern Cross Media 0.225 21.62% $599.8M
KAI Kairos Minerals 0.022 22.22% $27.4M
AZI Energia Minerals 0.006 20.00% $13.2M
EQE Equus Mining Ltd 0.012 20.00% $16.9M
WPP WPP Aunz 0.33 20.00% $272.7M
HLO Helloworld 2.58 17.81% $315.5M
EUC European Cobalt 0.02 17.65% $15.2M
ODM Odin Metals 0.048 17.07% $12.2M

Recruitment company Tempo Australia (ASX:TPP) jumped sharply after advising the market of a director trade last night.

The company said entities associated with director Anthony Barton acquired 38.4 million TPP shares, for a total consideration of $1.576m. The transactions left Barton with a substantial holder stake in the company of 11.2 per cent.

National Tyre & Wheel (ASX:NTD) also found demand following a trading update, in which it said results in April and May had “exceeded expectations and volatility has diminished, to the extent that shorter term predictions can be made with reasonable certainty”.

The company flagged a core earnings projection of $8.9m to $9.3m for FY20, with “Q1 of FY21 expected to be consistent with this trajectory”.

 

LOSERS

Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks at 12pm Wednesday May 27:

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CODE COMPANY PRICE % CHANGE MARKET CAP
AOA Ausmon Resources 0.001 -50.00% $633K
GID GI Dynamics 0.001 -50.00% $913K
FGO Flamingo AI 0.001 -33.33% $1.1M
PIN PINCHme.com 0.055 -32.10% $7.8M
DHR Dark Horse Resources 0.002 -20.00% $5.0M
OAR Oakdale Resources Ltd 0.002 -20.00% $1.4M
AEV Avenira 0.008 -20.00% $3.5M
SUP Superior Resources Ltd 0.005 -16.67% $6.6M
CXO Core Lithium 0.05 -16.67% $39.6M
NZS New Zealand Coastal Seafoods 0.011 -15.38% $5.8M
CIO Connected IO 0.023 -14.81% $5.6M
GTG Genetic Technologies Ltd 0.006 -14.29% $30.7M
GED Golden Deeps Ltd 0.006 -14.29% $2.1M
MOB Mobilicom 0.055 -14.06% $14.2M
ID8 Identitii 0.1 -13.04% $8.2M
FFC FarmaForce Ltd 0.07 -12.50% $9.0M
GMR Golden Rim Resources 0.007 -12.50% $8.6M
KGM Kalnorth Gold Mines 0.007 -12.50% $6.3M
MTH Mithril Resources 0.015 -11.76% $13.5M