After 107 days, stay at home rules were eased in Sydney.

Despite the state still recording just under 500 cases a day, restrictions were eased with over 70% of over 16s fully vaccinated.

While there are more easing of restrictions to come, pubs, retail and hairdressers were allowed to re-open. And some couldn’t even wait until the sun rose.

However, any good re-opening vibes in NSW failed to translate into broader gains on the ASX, which dipped in early Monday trade following a mixed session on Wall Street to end the week.

As at 11.45am (AEDT), the ASX 200 was down by 0.59% and the only sectors up were energy and materials.

ASX SMALL CAP WINNERS

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks for October 11 [intraday]:

(Stocks highlighted in yellow made market-moving announcements).

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Nova Minerals (ASX:NVA) led the pack, which announced some market-moving ‘bonanza’ grade gold hits (including 132m @ 10.1 g/t) at its Estelle gold project in Alaska.

Vanadium Resources (ASX:VR8) rose with news of a capital raising. While the majority of stocks completing capital raisings drop given the discount it is conducted at, this deal was done at a 64% premium to its 30 day volume weighted average price and was led by Johannesburg listed mining services entity Raubex Group.

Infinity Lithium (ASX:INF) climbed after a positive court ruling for its San Jose Lithium project ruling that the city council resolution inhibiting the company’s development plans were contrary to law and declared it null and void.

Fintech Douugh (DOU:ASX) rose after updating shareholders on its US user numbers.

Kuniko (ASX:KNI) announced it was granted additional exploration licenses at its Norwegian battery metal assets.

 

ASX SMALL CAP LOSERS

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks for October 11 [intraday]:

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Star Entertainment Group (ASX:SGR) plunged after allegations made against the company by Fairfax that threaten its chances of having its casino license renewed.