If you often waver on the daily decision of getting out of bed (or not), there’s a new internet guide — in the form of an NYC-based rescue pug called Noodles.

Its internet savvy owner, Jonathan Graziano, has taken the waking his pug up most days on TikTok. And Noodles’ response determines what type of day it will be.

If he can stand by himself, it’s time to get up and get after it (a ‘bones’ day). If he can’t (a ‘no-bones’ day) — that’s a cue to focus on rest and soul-searching.

There were plenty of ASX companies doing some soul-searching this morning, as the deadline for Q3 reporting season presented its usual round of thrills and spills.

On broader markets, the ASX 200 is down for the second straight day, while the microcap Emerging Companies index is trading flat.

For the second straight day, the RBA refrained from wading into the bond market, as attention centres around the outlook for its yield curve control (YCC) program on three-year government bonds.

Yesterday, its decision not to step in was taken by the market as a cue that YCC is coming to an end, as the yield on 3-year government bonds instantly spiked higher.

 

ASX SMALL CAP WINNERS

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks for Friday October 29 [intraday]:

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Stocks highlighted in yellow made market-sensitive announcements

Code Name Price % Change Volume
XTC Xantippe Res Ltd 0.006 50.0% 31,431,993
AEV Avenira Limited 0.027 42.1% 55,081,028
HT1 HT&E Limited 1.95 32.5% 1,280,426
TTA TTA Holdings Ltd 0.06 25.0% 1,249,652
VIC Victory Mines Ltd 0.0025 25.0% 2,829,223
YPB YPB Group Ltd 0.0025 25.0% 3,349,133
FHS Freehill Mining Ltd. 0.03 20.0% 473,136
ACB A-Cap Energy Ltd 0.13 18.2% 1,577,882
RAN Range International 0.0135 17.4% 27,461,438
RCL Readcloud 0.27 17.4% 96,102
RMY RMA Global 0.22 15.8% 269,020
WMG Western Mines 0.23 15.0% 125,751
MTH Mithril Resources 0.016 14.3% 925,000
CXM Centrex Metals 0.105 14.1% 1,478,412
9SP 9 Spokes Int Limited 0.0135 12.5% 7,441,961
BAR Barra Resources 0.027 12.5% 604,633
DDD 3D Resources Limited 0.0045 12.5% 345,135
LCT Living Cell Tech. 0.009 12.5% 109,398
HVY Heavymineralslimited 0.23 12.2% 526,200
SKF Skyfii Ltd 0.095 11.8% 85,300
CMD Cassius Mining Ltd 0.019 11.8% 1,752,669
IBG Ironbark Zinc Ltd 0.049 11.4% 1,762,537
CDT Castle Minerals 0.02 11.0% 5,152,791

Amid a deluge of quarterly reports, today’s leader (among stocks with announcements) HT&E Ltd (ASX:HT1) had some separate news.

The media company announced that it’s reached a binding heads of agreement “to settle the taxation dispute with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) for the sum of $71 million”.

The agreement concludes a long-running battle where HT1 sparred with the ATO over the tax affairs of one of its New Zealand subsidiaries, where the total amount in questions was $195m (including tax adjustments and penalties).

Having paid a $50m deposit, HT1 said it would pay the final $20.3m of the settlement figure from its existing cash reserves.

Within the quarterlies sphere, $6.5m minnow TTA Holdings (ASX:TTA) was the morning leader with a gain of 25%.

The retail play, which is the distributor of TEAC products in the Australian market, booked positive operating cash flows of $190,000 on cash receipts of $891,000.

In early September, the stock made news after it allegedly was the target of an online “pump & dump” group looking to artificially inflate the share price.

Get the full quarterlies wrap here and the full resources wrap here.

 

ASX SMALL CAP LOSERS

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks for Friday October 29 [intraday]:

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Stocks highlighted in yellow made market-sensitive announcements

On the other side of the quarterlies ledger, a number of stocks got sold off by investors after presenting their Q3 report card.

Leading the laggards was Marley Spoon (ASX:MMM), which got hammered by more than 30% after releasing its results last night.

The meal delivery platform booked net operating cash outflows of €7.728 (~$11.9m), on cash receipts of around €80m.

MMM also downgraded its forecasts for full-year revenue growth to 26-28% (down from 30-35%).