There might be a few tired traders at the desk this morning following a big night of international sport which kicked off with the Wimbledon final (another Djoker win, as per).

Then Italy prevailed over England in the European Championship at Wembley, when things went haywire for the home team in the penalty shootout after the match finished in a 1-1 draw.

It marked the end of a strong run for the English side that included a rousing 2-0 win over fierce rivals Germany — after which England manager Gareth Southgate made a bizarre reference to World War II.

But in terms of British industriousness (and bravery), we can’t fault the heroic local fan who shoved a flare up his date pre-match (we hope he’s OK).

On markets, it’s a new week and the ASX has gotten off to a strong start following a rough session on Friday.

All the major indexes were higher, with steady gains for the banks and miners.

And as Aunty Gladys predicted yesterday, greater Sydney is getting belted by the ‘rona with another 112 positive cases overnight and plenty of community transmission.

As Sydney locals prepare for an extended lockdown, here are today’s small cap winners and losers:
 

WINNERS

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Gains this morning were led by tech minnow Inventis Ltd (ASX:IVT), which started the day with ~4m market cap and climbed above $8m after its shares almost doubled in morning trade.

Along with steady gains in full-year revenues, IVT flagged a pipeline of further work which saw investors send its shares to a multi-year high above 1c.

There was still plenty of activity in resources as three mining stocks made the winners’ list on market-moving announcements, while engineering firm WestStar Industrial (ASX:WSI) rose by ~20% after its subsidiary won a $10m contract to install piping at the Avertas Energy waste facility in Kwinana, Western Australia.

And in biotech, pharmaceutical wholesaler and retailer Australian Pharmaceutical Industries (ASX:API) got a takeover offer from Wesfarmers (ASX:WES).
 

LOSERS

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