Hot sauces are exactly that, hot and full of spicy goodness.

But it appears that some bottles of the popular Sriracha brand could explode upon opening, showering hot sauce all over – and potentially into sensitive spots like eyes.

Exploding hot sauce Pic: news.com.au

Local markets have also been a let down, the same way hot sauce aficionados have been disappointed, with the ASX200 falling 0.52 per cent to 6,785.9 points while the Small Ords slipped 0.3 per cent to 2,937.4 points.

 

GOING UP

Despite the overall market conditions, there were some companies that continued to put on a good show.

Twenty Seven Co (ASX:TSC) rose 40 per cent on no news. Shares in the company gained last week after it reported a high-grade shallow gold discovery in Western Australia just before Christmas.

Meanwhile, Xped Limited (ASX:XPE) was up 33.3 per cent. While there was no news today, the company reported last Friday afternoon that it was successful in appealing a Department of Industry, Innovation and Science finding that certain activities the company undertook were ineligible for a Research and Development tax rebate.

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks at 12pm Monday December 30:

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Code Name Price % Chg Market Cap $M
TSC Twenty Seven Co 0.007 40 6.1
RIM Rimfire Pacific Mining 0.002 33.33 1.51
XPE Xped 0.002 33.33 1.51
ANL Amani Gold 0.002 33.33 6.05
AVE Avecho Biotechnology 0.004 33.33 4.73
AGD Austral Gold 0.09 26.76 39.7
CZR Coziron Resources 0.01 25 16.7
CAN Cann Group 0.645 24.04 74.1
XST Xstate Resources 0.003 20 2.85
COY Coppermoly 0.007 16.67 12.8

 

GOING DOWN

Resource & Energy Group (ASX:REZ) was down 33.3 per cent on no news.

Reports that its first core hole in Nevada failed to intersect any significant gold or silver sent shares in Oakdale Resources (ASX:OAR) down 25 per cent.

Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks at 12pm Monday December 30:

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Code Name Price % Chg Market cap
PCL Pancontinental Oil 0.001 -33.33 5.41
OAR Oakdale Resources 0.006 -28.57 3.68
ANL Amani Gold 0.002 -25 12.1
ATP Atlas Pearls 0.007 -22.22 3.85
AUH AustChina Holdings 0.004 -20 7.77
PAN Panoramic Resources 0.327 -18.52 265
MIO Macarthur Minerals 0.27 -16.67 30.2
KEY Key Petroleum 0.006 -14.29 12
AVE Avecho Biotech 0.003 -14.29 4.73
BNL Big Star Energy 0.006 -14.29 4.11