Here are the key ASX small cap winners and losers at lunch Friday October 26:

After yesterday’s bloodbath, where the ASX Small Ords closed at a yearly low of 2,562.7, there were signs of recovery in early trade.

The small cap index was up 7.7 points or 0.3 per cent to 2,570.6 at 11.15am AEST.

About 500 of the ASX’s 1700 small caps under $400 million market cap made morning gains.

But by the end of the day most Aussie indicies had slipped back into the red. The Small Ords was down 0.9 per cent to 2532 near the close.

GOING UP

Recruitment tech company Nvoi (ASX:NVO) enjoyed a strong morning, rising 57 per cent to an intraday high of 1.1c — its highest point in more than a month.

That was on the back of the company releasing its latest quarterly update after market close yesterday.  It highlighted Nvoi’s appointment as a founding member of IBM’s SaaS advisory council, as well as the launch of newly enhanced website.

Aerospace manufacturer Quickstep (ASX:QHL) rose eight per cent to an intraday high of 8c after forecasting that it would be cashflow positive for FY19.

Quickstep, which makes parts for the aerospace, defence and automative manufacturing sectors, is forecasting at least a 20 per cent rise in revenue for FY19, as well as positive earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) and positive operating cashflow.

More than $2.5 million worth of shares in Bard1 Life Sciences (ASX:BD1) traded hands this morning, with the biotech rising 19 per cent to an intraday high of 4.4c.

Earlier this week the cancer fighter rose about 475 per cent after adding breast cancer testing to its lineup.

BARD1 has combined a biomarker and an algorithm into a blood test that can detect 6 per cent more cases of ovarian cancer than simply by using the algorithm.

Shareroot (ASX:SRO) rose 33 per cent to an intraday high of 0.4c after announcing today it had entered into an agreement with SAAVHA, a SaaS platform leveraging blockchain to boost security for businesses.

ShareRoot’s CEO Noah Abelson-Gertler said of the deal, “While other companies actively raise concerns about Facebook and similar breaches, we are continuing to bring solutions to market, in this case allowing consumers and customers to activate a frictionless layer of authentication via a voice print. In working with SAAVHA we are developing applications for data and online security analogous to single touch pay interface empowering customers to control their data security.”

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks at 11.30am Friday, October 26: 

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ASX code Company Price change today (12.30pm) Price (12.30pm) Volume Market Cap
TKF TIKFORCE 0.5 0.003 87k 446.1k
THD THRED 0.5 0.003 40k 4.5M
ROG RED SKY ENERGY L 0.5 0.003 6k 1.6M
QGL QUANTUM GRAPHITE 0.5 0.003 124k 18.7M
PCL PANCONTINENTAL 0.5 0.003 21M 13.5M
BPH BPH ENERGY 0.5 0.003 79M 3.0M
NVO NVOI 0.428571428571 0.01 600k 2.9M
RMX RED MOUNTAIN MIN 0.4 0.007 3M 3.4M
SRO SHAREROOT 0.333333333333 0.004 5M 4.0M
MNC METMINCO 0.333333333333 0.004 365k 3.1M
CIO CONNECTED IO 0.333333333333 0.004 8M 5.2M
PEL PELICAN RESOURCE 0.285714285714 0.018 68k 5.1M
KNM KNEOMEDIA 0.266666666667 0.019 2M 9.6M
LCT LIVING CELL TECH 0.255813953488 0.054 3M 24.6M
OVL ORO VERDE 0.25 0.005 50k 7.0M
NOR NORWOOD SYSTEMS 0.25 0.005 2M 5.6M
CCZ CASTILLO COPPER 0.24 0.031 1M 14.5M
VTG VITA GROUP 0.23908045977 1.078 447k 140.5M
PRZ PARAZERO 0.238095238095 0.13 53k 9.2M
CGN CRATER GOLD MINI 0.217391304348 0.028 346k 6.4M
SMI SANTANA MINERALS 0.2 0.006 953k 2.8M
PSM PENINSULA MINES 0.2 0.006 100k 4.2M
FPL FREMONT PETROLEU 0.2 0.006 3M 4.3M
ANL AMANI GOLD 0.2 0.006 50k 8.1M
ANP ANTISENSE THERAP 0.2 0.042 37M 13.0M
EM2 EAGLE MOUNTAIN M 0.196721311475 0.365 42k 28.2M
TV2 TV2U INTERNATION 0.166666666667 0.007 5M 12.2M
GAS STATE GAS 0.166666666667 0.21 65k 24.3M
EVE EVE INVESTMENTS 0.166666666667 0.007 5M 13.6M
CTO CITIGOLD CORP 0.166666666667 0.007 250k 12.9M

 

GOING DOWN

Biotron (ASX:BIT) fell 10 per cent this morning to an intraday low of 18c. The HIV researcher famously rose more than 2,000 per cent in recent weeks, thought it has since lost ground from its highs of 44.5c last month.

The company had no news out today though it put out its quarterly a few days ago and is on a roadshow to investors.

Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks at 11.30am Friday, October 26: 

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ASX code Company Price change today (12.30pm) Price (12.30pm) Volume ASX code
PCH PROPERTY CONNECT -0.5 0.001 3M 1.8M
RMG RMG -0.35 0.013 50k 12.1M
IKW IKWEZI MINING -0.333333333333 0.002 73k 3.0M
SER STRATEGIC ENERGY -0.25 0.003 265k 3.5M
S3R SERPENTINE TECHN -0.25 0.003 1M 2.9M
TYK TYCHEAN RESOURCE -0.2 0.004 2M 2.9M
MRQ MRG METALS -0.2 0.004 21M 3.3M
WMC WONHE MULTIMEDIA -0.185185185185 0.022 105k 4.1M
SHM SHRIRO HOLDINGS -0.176470588235 0.56 742k 64.7M
SI6 SIX SIGMA METALS -0.166666666667 0.005 423k 2.7M
ALT ANALYTICA -0.166666666667 0.005 2M 20.0M
SES SECOS GROUP -0.154929577465 0.06 613 17.4M
NWC NEW WORLD COBALT -0.146341463415 0.035 3k 21.0M
WRM WHITE ROCK MINER -0.142857142857 0.006 2M 11.5M
SPQ SUPERIOR RESOURC -0.142857142857 0.006 679k 4.8M
MHC MANHATTAN CORP -0.142857142857 0.006 1M 5.2M
IVO INVIGOR GROUP -0.142857142857 0.006 286k 10.5M
SMX SECURITY MATTERS -0.127272727273 0.48 2M 53.6M
SUD SUDA PHARMACEUTI -0.125 0.007 57M 20.7M
BCB BOWEN COKING COA -0.125 0.014 145k 9.2M
ARC AUSTRALIAN RURAL -0.121212121212 0.58 22 8.2M
IPB IPB PETROLEUM LI -0.117647058824 0.03 429k 6.8M
GOO GOOROO VENTURES -0.117647058824 0.06 129k 5.9M
BSX BLACKSTONE MINER -0.115384615385 0.115 204k 12.5M
BPL BROKEN HILL PROS -0.108695652174 0.041 369k 6.8M
SPB SOUTH PACIFIC RE -0.1 0.009 40k 1.7M
REV REAL ESTATE INVE -0.1 0.009 20k 1.2M
KGD KULA GOLD -0.1 0.018 212k 7.5M
PIQ PROTEOMICS INTER -0.0961538461538 0.235 52k 20.8M
HMX HAMMER METALS -0.09375 0.029 341k 8.9M