Fast food outlets are no Michelin Star restaurants (even if franchisees want them to be).

They can make mistakes, but one mistake they never ever make is not putting pickles on burgers. One McDonalds’ customer was particularly annoyed about getting a pickle on his burger and his viral rant resulted in him being banned from the store.

This divided social media. Some say they have every right to ban him and he had no right to treat the employee the way he did. Others say Maccas just shouldn’t serve pickles.

The ASX is in anything but a pickle this Friday. The ASX Small Ords gained 1.1 per cent to 2,844 points while the ASX 200 gained 1.17 per cent to sit at 6,584 points.

Today in data, the Australian private sector credit grew 0.2 per cent month on month and 3.1 per cent year on year. These were both in line with economist expectations unlike Wednesday’s construction figures. But dwelling approvals fell 3.2 per cent in July.

Going up

Financial results sent several stocks up. One was Splitit (ASX:SPT), which gained 25 per cent. Another was Experience Co (ASX:EXP), which is up 21 per cent.

Petroleum explorer Key Petroleum (ASX:KEY) surged 36 per cent following a positive drilling update.

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks at lunchtime, Friday August 30:

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Code Name Price % Chg Market Cap Volume
IVO Invigor Group Ltd 0.003 +50.00% $8.6M 13.0M
CTM Centaurus Metals Ltd 0.011 +37.50% $30.2M 46.7M
KEY Key Petroleum Ltd 0.0095 +35.71% $15.9M 135.6M
CVL Civmec Ltd 0.36 +29.09% $177.8M 68.2k
DEV DevEx Resources Ltd 0.1 +26.67% $12.6M 509.7k
SGC SACGASCO Ltd 0.03 +25.93% $9.1M 347.3k
SPT Splitit Ltd 0.5 25.00% $126.1M 250.0k
CTO Citigold Corp Ltd 0.034 +25.00% $10.8M 678.0k
TSC Twenty Seven Co Ltd 0.005 +25.00% $5.0M 100.0k
SDV SciDev Ltd 0.31 +24.00% $34.3M 1.5M
PSA Petsec Energy Ltd 0.06 +22.64% $25.9M 230.3k
GPR Geopacific Resources Ltd 0.03 +22.22% $85.5M 4.3M
KYK Kyckr Ltd 0.1 +21.25% $17.8M 392.3k
EXP Experience Co Ltd 0.24 +20.51% $130.6M 839.5k
DDT DataDot Technology Ltd 0.006 +20.00% $4.9M 1.2M
GTG Genetic Technologies Ltd 0.006 +20.00% $17.6M 120.7k
GLV Global Vanadium Ltd 0.003 +20.00% $9.4M 2.0M
MLS Metals Australia Ltd 0.003 +20.00% $8.8M 8.0M
MYQ MyFiziq Ltd 0.18 +20.00% $17.8M 47.3k
GBR Great Boulder Resources Ltd 0.06 +20.00% $4.9M 83.9k

Going down

The exploration update of gold driller First Au (ASX:FAU) did not go down so well with shareholders. It’s down 39 per cent.

Ultracharge (ASX:UTR) is clearly in a pickle. It was slammed down another 25 per cent today after Monday’s announcement a partner had stopped testing its batteries.

Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks at lunchtime, Friday August 30:

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Code Name Price % Chg Market Cap Volume
FAU First Au Ltd 0.02 -38.46% $4.8M 29.5M
LKO Lakes Oil NL 0.001 -33.33% $33.4M 757.2k
ORM Orion Metals Ltd 0.01 -33.33% $4.9M 3.4k
OEQ Orion Equities Ltd/fund 0.1 -31.03% $1.8M 45.0k
PGR PAS Group Ltd/The 0.1 -28.57% $13.7M 115.9k
UTR Ultracharge Ltd 0.003 -25.00% $2.1M 500.0k
SYT Syntonic Ltd 0.003 -25.00% $5.1M 100.0k
ROG Red Sky Energy Ltd 0.003 -25.00% $1.9M 500.0k
MSR Manas Resources Ltd 0.003 -25.00% $7.9M 700.0k
ALT Analytica Ltd 0.003 -25.00% $10.6M 410.0k
AJM Altura Mining Ltd 0.06 -20.27% $144.2M 23.7M
RD1 Registry Direct Ltd 0.012 -20.00% $2.1M 143.0k
ELT Elementos Ltd 0.004 -20.00% $6.2M 1.8M
ODA Orcoda Ltd 0.13 -18.75% $13.3M 64.5k
ARE Argonaut Resources NL 0.005 -16.67% $7.8M 1.9M
RFR Rafaella Resources Ltd 0.14 -14.71% $9.5M 48.3k
BEM Blackearth Minerals NL 0.06 -14.29% $6.8M 504.4k
ANL Amani Gold Ltd 0.003 -14.29% $15.6M 5.6M
CXL Calix Ltd 0.72 -13.77% $88.5M 521.5k