The ASX closed for the Christmas break on a high, with its biggest weekly gain since the first week of November.

Despite today being a shortened trading day the ASX gained 0.50%, taking its weekly gain to 1.66%.

All sectors enjoyed gains but consumer discretionary stocks gained the most, rising 0.71%

 

TODAY’S BIGGEST SMALL CAP WINNERS

(Stocks highlighted in yellow rose after making announcements during the trading day).

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Code Company Price % Volume MktCap
AHK Ark Mines Limited 0.19 459 1287794 1056043.502
NPM Newpeak Metals 0.002 33 400000 11474625.05
PCL Pancontinental Energ 0.002 33 107247 10551334.22
CCE Carnegie Cln Energy 0.003 20 3261344 37756434.28
OEX Oilex Ltd 0.004 33 5100000 18119622.58
ARE Argonaut Resources 0.0065 18 1768601 19834126.3
AEV Avenira Limited 0.018 29 5557034 12079939.45
ARO Astro Resources NL 0.005 25 9000000 15056772.05
JAV Javelin Minerals Ltd 0.0025 25 4499999 13176505.54
RBR RBR Group Ltd 0.005 25 1492000 5127920.344
XTC Xantippe Res Ltd 0.005 11 14677400 22930674.76
BUD Buddy Tech 0.016 23 11336142 45072570.3
RDG Res Dev Group Ltd 0.084 20 1384732 196708138.8
GGX Gas2Grid Limited 0.003 20 6516393 10145255.2
BEE Broo Ltd 0.013 18.1818 380000 10403282.62
GME GME Resources Ltd 0.07 16.6667 114448 35639445.72
KAU Kaiser Reef 0.21 16.6667 537380 22035728.52
MCM Mc Mining Ltd 0.105 16.6667 13140 13897759.95
NVU Nanoveu Limited 0.035 16.6667 30629 6272134.2
CAV Carnavale Resources 0.007 7.6923 8035959 15796496.97

Ark Mines (ASX:AHK), which is re-listing two years after heading into administration gained 400% on its ASX debut following a stock consolidation.

The previously NT-focused company raised $4.7 million to rejoin the ASX boards with a handful of projects around regional Queensland.

 

TODAY’S BIGGEST SMALL CAP LOSERS

(Stocks highlighted in yellow fell after making announcements during the trading day).

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ANNOUNCEMENTS YOU MAY’VE MISSED

The private markets business of AMP (ASX:AMP) reached a deal to sell its Infrastructure Debt platform to Ares Management for $428 million in cash. The move comes eight months after talks between Ares and AMP for Ares to buy the entire private markets business fell through.

Just three months since launching its accomodation income fund, Finexia Financial Group (ASX:FNX) made its first distribution to shareholders. The company says its businesses, most of which lie in the popular coastal Southeast Queensland region, have a solid pipeline of bookings going into the holiday period.

Cokal (ASX:CKA) amended its International Coal Marketing Agreement with ICT. It will enable it to acquire ICT to acquire coal directly from Cokal’s subsidiary that directly owns the project. Pricing will be linked to Index prices for coal, to be obtained from a recognised market data provider and adjusted for coal quality.

Family Zone Cyber Security (ASX:FZO) surpassed the milestone of 10 million students utilising its platform. The company says the result reflects continued new business growth and customer retention.

Kinetiko Energy (ASX:KKO) announced plans to acquire the remaining 51% of shares in Afro Energy – which directly holds the South African exploration rights and production approvals Kinetiko relies on – it does not already own. The company says this deal will de-risk the development of its South African projects.

 

TRADING HALTS

Wednesday the 27th

Empire Energy (ASX:EEG) – Federal Court decision in Beetaloo drilling program case
Invictus Energy (ASX:IVZ) – capital raising