It’s been a mixed week for the ASX but it has finished on a high.

The ASX 200 closed 0.69% higher than yesterday, closing at 7,362 which marked a 3 week high but is still 3.5% above the all time high reached in mid-August.

Travel stocks gained with news NSW would be scrapping quarantine for international arrivals.

Adding fuel to investor optimism were robust corporate earnings on Wall Street and China loosening curbs on home loans.

 

TODAY’S BIGGEST SMALL CAP WINNERS

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

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Security Description Last % Volume
ESS Essential Metals Ltd 0.21 35.5% 35,711,081
WC8 Wildcat Resources 0.057 29.5% 18,255,569
ACP Audalia Res Ltd 0.014 27.3% 5,521,790
FCT Firstwave Cloud Tech 0.092 26.0% 1,619,532
CZL Cons Zinc Ltd 0.034 25.9% 4,380,371
HHI Health House Int Ltd 0.115 25.0% 24,803
OVT Ovato Limited 0.0025 25.0% 81,667
TPS Threat Protect Ltd 0.005 25.0% 4,790,065
PNM Pacific Nickel Mines 0.1 23.5% 1,158,389
STM Sunstone Metals Ltd 0.059 22.9% 95,601,967
LSR Lodestar Minerals 0.011 22.2% 1,632,860
A8G Australasian Gold 0.645 20.6% 1,364,407
MXO Motio Ltd 0.084 20.0% 2,417,187
EMP Emperor Energy Ltd 0.066 20.0% 6,339,265
WGR Westerngoldresources 0.19 18.8% 278,924
3DA Amaero International 0.45 18.4% 590,986
RNO Rhinomed Ltd 0.34 17.2% 597,093
GGX Gas2Grid Limited 0.0035 16.7% 325,000
MRD Mount Ridley Mines 0.007 16.7% 98,924,536
TDO 3D Oil Limited 0.056 16.7% 100,000
ICL Iceni Gold 0.33 15.8% 446,489
ASQ Australian Silica 0.11 15.8% 811,852
BXN Bioxyne Ltd 0.023 15.0% 235,605
EVE EVE Investments Ltd 0.004 14.3% 994,950
AVZ AVZ Minerals Ltd 0.36 14.3% 25,990,462

Essential Metals (ASX:ESS) led the pack after advising the market of some strong assay results from a four-hole reverse circulation drilling program at its Pioneer Dome lithium project in WA.

Media tech platform Motio (ASX:MXO) rose after reporting a boost to its finances thanks to NSW lifting its lockdown. The company, which has an advertising and engagement product for recreational centres, said its forward revenue is up 101% compared to the same time last year.

 

TODAY’S BIGGEST SMALL CAP LOSERS

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

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Security Description Last % Volume
PCL Pancontinental Energy 0.001 -33.3% 3,167,229
WOO Wooboard Tech Ltd 0.001 -33.3% 2,741,246
XTC Xantippe Res Ltd 0.002 -33.3% 2,972,067
KEY KEY Petroleum 0.003 -25.0% 1,245,527
ARO Astro Resources NL 0.004 -20.0% 3,391,991
VIC Victory Mines Ltd 0.002 -20.0% 8,124,783
LNY Laneway Res Ltd 0.005 -16.7% 112,500
VPR Volt Power Group 0.0025 -16.7% 841,973
AFR African Energy Res 0.037 -15.9% 1,743,197
AD1 AD1 Holdings Limited 0.035 -14.6% 1,197,413
RD1 Registry Direct 0.03 -14.3% 78,888
ACB A-Cap Energy Ltd 0.068 -13.9% 954,206
ECG Ecargo Hldg 0.027 -12.9% 395,253
APV Appsvill 0.041 -12.8% 177,628
ARE Argonaut Resources 0.007 -12.5% 2,909,331
PDL Pendal Group Ltd 6.84 -11.5% 6,210,764
IND Industrialminerals 0.32 -11.1% 270,996
CGB Cann Global Limited 0.004 -11.1% 6,750,678
PRM Prominence Energy 0.016 -11.1% 11,464,277
IRD Iron Road Ltd 0.205 -10.9% 481,338
AIQ Alternative Invest 0.125 -10.7% 18,000
ROO Roots Sustainable 0.009 -10.0% 126,571
XST Xstate Resources 0.0045 -10.0% 6,190,959
BGT Bio-Gene Technology 0.14 -9.7% 337,112
CPO Culpeominerals 0.24 -9.4% 157,127

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS YOU MAY’VE MISSED

Meal kit deliverer My Food Bag (ASX:MFB) announced half year trading results were in line with expectations with its Net Sales Value being $98.4 million. The company said New Zealand’s lockdown helped the company ,being able to operate in higher Alert Levels to the extent other food outlets could not.

Tigers Real Coal (ASX:TIG) says 722kt of coal was mined during in the first 9 months of 2021, which is 28% higher than the first 9 months of 2020. 159kt of this was mined in Seotember alone, a monthly record for the company.

Insurance Australia (ASX:IAG) acknowledged ASIC commenced proceedings against the company for failure to pass on the full amount of discount of a number of NRMA insurance customers. The company again apologised for it and said it was working to put things right.

Qantas (ASX:QAN) sealed a deal to sell 13.8 hectares of land it owned at Mascot for $802 million. The company says settlement will be complete by this year’s end and the funds will be used to reduce debt accumulated to keep it afloat amidst COVID-19.

Pendal (ASX:PDL) announced its funds under management stood at $139.2 billion. The company credited the acquisition of Thomson, Siegel and Walmsley which was settled during the quarter.

 

TRADING HALTS

Monday

Swoop (ASX:SWP) – capital raising
Heramed (ASX:HMD) – capital raising
Torque Metals (ASX:TOR) – drilling results
Vulcan (ASX:VUL) – off take agreement
Podium Minerals (ASX:POD) – capital raising
COG Financial Services (ASX:COG) – capital raising
Dart Mining (ASX:DTM) – capital raising

Tuesday

Living Cell Technologies (ASX:LCT) – capital raising
Apollo Consolidated (ASX:AOP) – corporate transaction
Latrobe Magnesium (ASX:LMG) – capital raising