The Aussie market looks more upbeat following last week’s shoddy performance, which saw the local bourse plunge to nine-week lows.

The benchmark ASX200 was up 0.46 per cent to 5,886.3 points by lunch, as “gains from iron ore and gold miners, together with the big banks, keep the market positive”, Commsec says.

Meanwhile, Victoria recorded 35 new COVID-19 cases in the past day – the smallest increase in almost three months. Great news.

There were also some fairly gigantic capital raisings announced, spearheaded by explorers De Grey (ASX:DEG) ($100m), BCI Minerals (ASX:BCI) ($48m), Blackstone Minerals (ASX:BSX) ($21m) and Saturn Metals (ASX:STN) ($13.7m).

 

WINNERS

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks at 12pm Monday September 14:

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CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE CHANGE MARKET CAP
UUV UUV Aquabotix 0.002 100% $ 2,688,366.91
ALT Analytica 0.003 50% $ 7,039,224.66
MRD Mount Ridley Mines 0.003 50% $ 8,048,381.86
EGR Ecograf 0.115 39% $ 30,210,901.74
SPQ Superior Resources 0.009 29% $ 7,971,539.51
RHY Rhythm Biosciences 0.185 28% $ 29,190,322.65
CGN Crater Gold Mining 0.014 27% $ 13,502,454.54
KAS Kasbah Resources 0.025 25% $ 2,707,599.04
CLZ Classic Minerals 0.0025 25% $ 26,084,103.96
LCY Legacy Iron Ore 0.005 25% $ 31,236,192.59
JXT Jaxsta 0.1 20% $ 13,315,666.18
BNL Blue Star Helium 0.032 19% $ 28,643,877.26
CIO Connected Io 0.026 18% $ 5,454,768.64
AZI Alta Zinc 0.007 17% $ 25,274,894.23
TPD Talon Petroleum 0.0035 17% $ 6,662,960.72
WCN White Cliff Minerals 0.014 17% $ 5,839,198.58
NET Netlinkz 0.078 16% $ 141,356,543.85
HRR Heron Resources 0.037 16% $ 13,717,267.36
DYL Deep Yellow 0.3 15% $ 63,713,524.16

 

Minnow White Cliff Minerals (ASX:WCN) is buying a high-grade gold project called ‘Reedy South’ in the Cue goldfields of WA.

Struggling miner Heron Resources (ASX:HRR) is running the ruler over potential refinancing, joint venture, or sale options for its mothballed Woodlawn zinc-copper project in NSW.

And goldie Superior Resources (ASX:SPQ) is drilling consistent high-grades at the ‘Steam Engine’ deposit, including 6m at 4.4g/t gold, 30m from surface.

 

LOSERS

Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks at 12pm Monday September 14:

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CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE CHANGE MARKET CAP
DXB Dimerix 0.295 -60% $ 146,334,479.78
ECT Env Clean Tech 0.001 -33% $ 14,401,549.18
PCL Pancontinental Oil 0.001 -33% $ 8,110,073.23
SMI Santana Minerals 0.0035 -22% $ 9,158,510.20
CZN Corazon 0.002 -20% $ 8,133,397.86
VIC Victory Mines 0.004 -20% $ 21,406,607.46
XPE Xped 0.002 -20% $ 4,482,155.06
SHK Stone Resources 0.025 -19% $ 25,917,664.95
CGO CPT Global 0.19 -17% $ 8,799,857.73
CYQ Cycliq Group 0.0025 -17% $ 5,879,189.95
GGE Grand Gulf Energy 0.005 -17% $ 2,302,496.87
EMP Emperor Energy 0.03 -14% $ 3,491,512.89
NTI Neurotech 0.012 -14% $ 5,439,906.58
NWE Norwest Energy 0.003 -14% $ 16,570,634.76
ADY Admiralty Resources 0.007 -13% $ 9,273,077.59
AVE Avecho Biotech 0.007 -13% $ 12,779,659.36
NPM Newpeak Metals 0.0035 -13% $ 16,929,473.78
LVH Livehire 0.032 -12% $ 109,215,464.98
PUA Peak Minerals 0.029 -12% $ 15,258,006.09

 

Biotech stock Dimerix (ASX:DXB) fell on clinical trial results.