The third positive vaccine development in two weeks has sent markets soaring.

AstraZeneca says analysis of clinical trials shows its coronavirus vaccine had up to 90 per cent efficacy — lower than peers Pfizer (95 per cent) and Moderna (94.5 per cent) – in protecting against the virus.

While AstraZeneca’s shares fell 3.8 per cent as traders took into account its lower effectiveness, the news sent global oil prices to their highest level in 12 weeks.

Meanwhile meme stock Tesla surged closer toward US$500 billion ($686 billion) market cap ahead of its addition in the S&P 500 index next month.

The Aussie share market is now up 11.8 per cent in November, Commsec says, which keeps it on track to have its best month in 32 years.

In early trade Tuesday the bourse was also just ~0.8 per cent away from turning positive in 2020. Incredible stuff.

 

WINNERS

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

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CODE NAME PRICE % CHANGE MARKET CAP
ANL Amani Gold 0.002 100 $ 9,386,996.75
BAS Bass Oil 0.002 100 $ 3,342,140.10
AUQ Alara Resources 0.021 75 $ 7,618,635.78
ALT Analytica 0.003 50 $ 7,039,224.66
CLZ Classic Minerals 0.0015 50 $ 13,339,139.73
LPD Lepidico 0.012 50 $ 41,485,880.30
PCL Pancontinental Oil 0.0015 50 $ 5,406,715.49
VPR Volt Power Group 0.003 50 $ 18,339,067.12
PTG Proptech Group 0.305 39 $ 11,893,267.76
2BE Tubi 0.083 34 $ 19,240,398.06
SYA Sayona Mining 0.009 29 $ 20,785,740.01
IBX Imagion Biosys 0.15 25 $ 109,406,523.96
MTB Mount Burgess Mining 0.01 25 $ 5,201,190.39
SP3 Spectur 0.074 23 $ 6,378,316.80
DCC Digitalx 0.115 21 $ 58,631,982.49
RGI Roto-Gro 0.05 25 $ 6,360,416.60
LCT Living Cell 0.015 15 $ 7,428,732.75
PWN Parkway Minerals 0.0155 15 $ 19,007,539.83
CAN Cann Group 0.4 14 $ 94,468,632.30
EUR European Lithium 0.048 14 $ 30,514,673.95
AGY Argosy Minerals 0.068 13 $ 61,170,128.46
IMU Imugene 0.13 13 $ 516,177,297.60

Tech company DigitalX (ASX:DCC) came out of a trading halt to climb to 12c at the opening bell, a gain of ~25 per cent.

That marks a gain of 6x since the start of the 2021 financial year, after the stock opened on July 1 at 2c.

A number of stocks are still basking in the glow of some solid Monday news flow.

Cancer finder Imagion Biosystems (ASX:IBX) announced a “heavily oversubscribed”  $6m placement yesterday at a measly 6 per cent discount to the 30 day volume weighted average price (VWAP).

Cannabis stock Cann Group (ASX:CAN) is still flying after scoring a $50m debt facility from NAB (ASX:NAB).

The cash will be used to complete Stage 1 construction of its production facility near Mildura.

And Sydney biotech Imugene (ASX:IMU) is up another 13 per cent after yesterday announcing its HER-Vaxx drug candidate appears to lengthen the life of patients with advanced gastric cancer.

 

LOSERS

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

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CODE NAME PRICE % CHANGE MARKET CAP
XPE Xped 0.001 -50 $ 3,585,724.05
UUV UUV Aquabotix 0.0015 -25 $ 4,776,749.62
AGE Alligator Energy 0.005 -17 $ 12,739,804.91
DDD 3D Resources 0.005 -17 $ 21,692,232.55
FGO Fargo Enterprises 0.0025 -17 $ 3,557,270.11
SCN Scorpion Minerals 0.067 -16 $ 18,361,428.72
CNJ Conico 0.038 -16 $ 31,864,306.59
CE1 Calima Energy 0.006 -14 $ 15,343,567.46
FUN Funtastic 0.12 -14 $ 33,656,570.50
TSC Twenty Seven Co. 0.006 -14 $ 12,655,307.64
GRV Greenvale Mining 0.13 -13 $ 40,626,804.60
MSE Metalsearch 0.04 -13 $ 63,436,354.46
AZS Azure Minerals 0.835 -13 $ 233,464,912.32
AO1 Assetowl 0.007 -13 $ 3,923,428.94
GED Golden Deeps 0.014 -13 $ 8,635,051.18
RNX Renegade Exploration 0.007 -13 $ 6,901,013.10
COD Coda Minerals 0.33 -12 $ 26,138,896.13
PPL Pureprofile 0.023 -12 $ 3,055,677.72
AQD Ausquest 0.018 -10 $ 13,546,653.62
HLX Helix Resources 0.009 -10 $ 7,941,199.28