The ASX has been a mixed bag at the halfway point, down by 0.13 per cent, with seven sectors dropping and four sectors rising.

The real estate sector was the highest gainer, while staples was the biggest decliner.

The tech sector managed to hold up, despite the broad-based selloff on NASDAQ overnight, where all the major US tech companies were sold down.

At the halfway point, the technology sector index is only down by 0.22 per cent.

Computershare (ASX:CPU) declined by 1.5 per cent, despite saying that it has completed the retail shortfall bookbuild, as part of its $835 million capital raise to buy the Wells Fargo Corporate Trust Services business.

Accent Group (ASX:AX1) pleased investors this morning, after announcing that it has purchased Glue Store for $13 million. Glue Store is an Australian youth apparel, shoe and accessory retailer with annual sales of around $90 million. The Accent share price rose by 7 per cent on the news.

Ecommerce retailer Kogan (ASX:KGN) has upset investors, and its shares slumped by more than 10 per cent this morning, after reporting that its EBITDA has declined by 24 per cent in the quarter.

AMP (ASX:AMP), meanwhile, has risen by 4 per cent after announcing that it will divest its AMP Capital’s private markets investment management business. This came a day after the wealth manager reported that AMP Capital’s asset under management declined by 1.7 per cent to $186.5 billion.

Winners

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks at 12pm Friday April 23rd:

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Code Name Price % Change Volume
BCK Brockman Mining Ltd 0.096 269 15481120
LIO Lion Energy Limited 0.065 71 38362704
CLZ Classic Min Ltd 0.0015 50 6374999
CYQ Cycliq Group Ltd 0.0015 50 2500000
POD Podium Minerals 0.345 25 1897297
OAK Oakridge 0.0025 25 233867
FGO Fargo Enterprises 0.006 20 1708212
NWE Norwest Energy NL 0.006 20 9102972
EWC Energy World Corpor. 0.115 19 1136939
BUY Bounty Oil & Gas NL 0.021 17 5928444
GBR Greatbould Resources 0.041 14 11407088
GRV Greenvale Mining Ltd 0.255 13 1124247
AL8 Alderan Resource Ltd 0.08 13 468936
ENA Ensurance Ltd 0.036 13 90356
BRL Bathurst Res Ltd. 0.39 11 52381
EMP Emperor Energy Ltd 0.039 11 204540
PKO Peako Limited 0.039 11 553010
OPL Opyl Limited 0.2 11 149965
BDC Bardoc Gold Ltd 0.08 11 6675852
CAD Caeneus Minerals 0.01 11 2668505
IVT Inventis Limited 0.01 11 129199
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The small cap winners were mainly dominated by miners and energy companies today.

Pilbara focused iron ore stock Brockman Mining (ASX:BCK) almost quadrupled after forming a joint venture made possible after fulfilling its obligations under a farm-in agreement with Mineral Resources (ASX:MRL).

Lion Energy (ASX: LIO) almost doubled this morning after announcing that it will commit to explore opportunities in green hydrogen in Australia and to undertake studies into hydrogen production on Seram Island, Indonesia. The company will also be raising $2.8 million to pursue this strategy.

Energy World (ASX:EWC) continues to rise, after announcing that it has raised approximately $65 million at 8c a share two days ago. The company produces and sells power, and develops LNG gas.

Losers

Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks at 12pm Friday April 23rd:

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Code Name Price % Change Volume Market Cap
RAN Range International 0.019 -17 9494625 $ 10,381,543.21
MLS Metals Australia 0.0025 -17 8466643 $ 12,681,564.14
XTC Xantippe Res Ltd 0.0025 -17 858667 $ 12,223,693.21
BAS Bass Oil Ltd 0.003 -14 13000000 $ 11,697,490.34
LSR Lodestar Minerals 0.012 -14 1139228 $ 14,490,396.17
YFZ Youfoodz 0.61 -13 326218 $ 94,855,964.94
DTR Dateline Resources 0.0035 -13 11980200 $ 35,324,312.30
ASO Aston Minerals Ltd 0.14 -13 4129157 $ 139,471,588.64
TAS Tasman Resources Ltd 0.042 -13 3498585 $ 32,215,308.77
CL8 Carly Holdings Ltd 0.079 -12 28410 $ 5,088,187.26
KGN Kogan.Com Ltd 11.15 -11 4443933 $ 1,326,695,533.07
ALT Analytica Limited 0.0045 -10 3274778 $ 17,598,061.66
ARE Argonaut Resources 0.009 -10 305600 $ 29,128,714.49
MRQ Mrg Metals Limited 0.009 -10 60000 $ 15,406,698.78
NCR Nucoal Resources Ltd 0.009 -10 111222 $ 7,686,123.54
TMK Tamaska Oil Gas Ltd 0.009 -10 140000 $ 9,400,000.00
BCC Beam Communications 0.235 -10 127658 $ 19,513,767.52
XAM Xanadu Mines Ltd 0.066 -10 1175138 $ 79,704,431.11
PSC Prospect Res Ltd 0.145 -9 3889605 $ 53,134,459.36
ADX ADX Energy Ltd 0.01 -9 1554895 $ 27,753,126.19
EN1 Engage:Bdr Limited 0.005 -9 150000 $ 13,467,143.08
TPD Talon Petroleum Ltd 0.01 -9 4548911 $ 65,675,934.78
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