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Media & entertainment giant Disney has entered the streaming wars against Netflix et al, recently debuting its Disney+ service.

And the launch coincided with a new flagship TV series, The Mandalorian, based on the Star Wars movie franchise.

Without touching on the plot, the immediate critical and popular response to the show can be summarised in two words: Baby Yoda.

A younger version of the famous sage of the galaxy has set the internet alight (and we have to admit, he is pretty cute).

Disney timed the TV release to coincide with the latest movie instalment. It’s also just in time for retailers to stock the shelves with Yoda merchandise before Christmas — not bad business if you ask us.

There was certainly no evidence of “The Force” on local markets this morning, as the ASX200 slumped by almost 2 per cent for the second straight day.

It’s turning into a torrid week for stocks, and the Small Ords didn’t fare much better — down 0.9 per cent.

Q3 GDP data at 11:30am (EST) failed to provide much momentum, as annual growth ticked higher to 1.7 per cent but quarter-on-quarter growth fell to 0.4 per cent, down from 0.6 per cent in the June quarter.

 

GOING UP

Comms company United Networks (ASX:UNL) led the pack at the opening bell and held its gains into midday trade, after announcing the acquisition of two telecommunications platforms that it said were “expected to contribute double-digit earnings growth from FY2020”.

And Chile-based mining company Hot Chilli (ASX:HCH) climbed more than 10 per cent on high trading volumes after announcing a big discovery at its copper-gold porphyry operations in the Cortadera region.

The company graded a piece of terrain almost 1km long (972m) at 0.5 per cent copper and 0.2 grams per tonne (g/t) gold from shallow depths. Managing director Christian Easterday called it “one of the best discovery drill results recorded across the world in 2019”.

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks at 12pm Wednesday December 4:

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Code Name Price % Chg Volume
UNL United Networks Ltd 0.04 +52.17% 846.3k
BPH BPH Energy Ltd 0.0015 +50.00% 6.5M
MRD Mount Ridley Mines Ltd 0.003 +50.00% 1.0M
TPD Talon Petroleum Ltd 0.0025 +25.00% 2.5M
POW Protean Energy Ltd 0.005 +25.00% 909.9k
MHI Merchant House International Lt 0.09 +24.66% 8.9k
WOA Wide Open Agriculture Ltd 0.15 +20.00% 33.7k
SBR Sabre Resources Ltd 0.003 +20.00% 166.7k
OML oOh!media Ltd 3.61 +19.93% 8.7M
ADH Adairs Ltd 2.13 +19.72% 3.3M
DHR Dark Horse Resources Ltd 0.0035 +16.67% 140.0k
COY Coppermoly Ltd 0.01 +16.67% 445.7k
KSN Kingston Resources Ltd 0.15 +15.38% 55.3k
PKD Parkd Ltd 0.08 +15.15% 118.1k
PUR Pursuit Minerals Ltd 0.01 +14.29% 450.0k
SVD ScandiVanadium Ltd 0.01 +14.29% 8.0k
CLB Candy Club Holdings Ltd 0.07 +13.33% 251.0k
VRS Veris Ltd 0.06 +12.73% 542.9k
PDI Predictive Discovery Ltd 0.01 +12.50% 110.0k
RMI Resource Mining Corp Ltd 0.01 +12.50% 25.0k
NTM NTM Gold Ltd 0.06 +12.28% 3.3M
HCH Hot Chili Ltd 0.04 +11.76% 117.9M
SMX Security Matters Ltd 0.38 +11.59% 63.9k
BCN Beacon Minerals Ltd 0.04 +11.43% 1.7M
ICQ iCar Asia Ltd 0.3 +11.11% 906.7k

 

GOING DOWN

Energy explorer Australis Oil & Gas (ASX:ATS) fell sharply, after providing an update on the initial drilling program at its marine shale project in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The company said it was carrying out additional testing to determine whether current drilling operations would produce an economic viable result.

Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks at 12pm Wednesday December 4:

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Code Name Price % Chg Market Cap
MLS Metals Australia Ltd 0.001 -33.33% 200.0k
GIB Gibb River Diamonds Ltd 0.02 -30.43% 1.4M
TMX Terrain Minerals Ltd 0.003 -25.00% 500.0k
ATS Australis Oil & Gas Ltd 0.09 -24.17% 5.5M
LSH Lifespot Health Ltd 0.04 -22.22% 20.0k
AUQ Alara Resources Ltd 0.02 -20.00% 655.6k
ARE Argonaut Resources NL 0.004 -20.00% 14.0M
CVT Covata Ltd 0.11 -19.23% 85.8k
NWC New World Cobalt Ltd 0.01 -18.75% 29.6k
ONE Oneview Healthcare PLC 0.13 -16.67% 175.0k
RML Resolution Minerals Ltd 0.04 -16.00% 902.6k
SM8 Smart Marine Systems Ltd 0.04 -14.29% 163.0k
LIO Lion Energy Ltd 0.03 -13.79% 80.0k
IXU IXUP Ltd 0.07 -13.25% 40.0k
IMS Impelus Ltd 0.01 -12.50% 154.0k
DDT DataDot Technology Ltd 0.01 -12.50% 1.8M
MEB Medibio Ltd 0.01 -12.50% 4.9M
VAL Valor Resources Ltd 0.0035 -12.50% 1.7M
ROO Roots Sustainable Agricultural 0.03 -12.12% 1.1M
PM1 Pure Minerals Ltd 0.02 -11.76% 1.4M
BSR Bassari Resources Ltd 0.02 -11.76% 908.8k
KNL Kibaran Resources Ltd 0.08 -11.63% 71.8k
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