Here are the key ASX small cap winners and losers at lunch Tuesday August 28:

The ASX Small Ords was up 7.3 points or 0.25 per cent to 2,904 at 12.40pm AEST.

GOING UP

Ausmex Mining (ASX:AMG) was the biggest small cap gainer on Tuesday. Its shares rocketed 135 per cent to an intraday high of 8c before settling back down to 6.5c by lunch —  still a 91 per cent gain.

The mining group trumeted “exceptional” drilling results, which indicated high grade copper, cobalt and gold at the Queensland site known they’ve nicknamed The Trump.

In February Ausmex gained 20 per cent on copper news from the same mine.

There were no results as yet from Mount Ridley Mines (ASX:MRD) but news Tuesday that the company had restarted drilling at its Mt Ridley gold project sent shares up 50 per cent to 0.3c.

The company announced in July that it had recommenced drilling, but told investors today the plan had been postponed due to unforeseen circumstances.

A “recent site visit” had now cleared the site for drilling to start “early this week”.

Collaborate Corporation’s (ASX:CL8) car rental business, DriveMyCar, today announced that it had become affiliated with Airbnb. That sent Collaborate’s shares up 47 per cent to an intraday high of 2.5c.

Collaborate owns a number of marketplace websites, including Mobilise.com, which it launched in October last year as an Airbnb for heavy equipment.

That Airbnb connection become stronger today, as the DriveMyCar affiliation will offer incentives to its customers to list their properties on Airbnb.

Shares in Specialty Fashion (ASX:SFH) climbed to a one-year high of $1.10 after putting all of its resources into plus-size store City Chic.

That was a 10 per cent gain on the previous day’s close of 97c.

The retailer (ASX:SFH) today confirmed its sale of the Millers, Katies, Crossroads, Autograph and Rivers businesses to fellow listed rag trader Noni B (ASX:NBL).

The company is now left with City Chic, the plus size (size 14+) chain, that has embraced multi-channel retailing, with online now representing more than a third of sales.

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks at 12.15pm Tuesday:

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ASX code Company Price change today (at 12.15pm) Price (12.15pm) Volume Market Cap
AMG AUSMEX MINING 0.852941176471 0.063 627k 13.8M
VPR VOLT POWER GROUP 0.5 0.003 1M 20.6M
MRD MOUNT RIDLEY 0.5 0.003 966k 3.8M
MNB MINBOS RESOURCES 0.5 0.003 1M 11.3M
GGX GAS2GRID 0.5 0.003 180k 2.3M
CL8 COLLABORATE CORP 0.294117647059 0.022 3M 10.5M
SUR SUN RESOURCES 0.25 0.005 400k 3.4M
SER STRATEGIC ENERGY 0.25 0.005 815k 4.0M
MNC METMINCO 0.25 0.005 1M 3.7M
GPP GREENPOWER ENERGY 0.25 0.005 7M 6.5M
ACF ACROW FORMWORK 0.231884057971 0.425 886k 57.1M
PDZ PRAIRIE MINING 0.220930232558 0.525 236k 91.3M
JJF JIAJIAFU MODERN 0.2 0.12 37k 8.5M
N27 NORTHERN COBALT 0.192307692308 0.155 71k 6.6M
BRK BROOKSIDE ENERGY 0.181818181818 0.013 500k 10.9M
WEL WINCHESTER ENERGY 0.166666666667 0.021 523k 5.1M
ZMI ZINC OF IRELAND 0.166666666667 0.007 114k 11.7M
TMX TERRAIN MINERALS 0.166666666667 0.007 73k 3.9M
KLH KALIA 0.166666666667 0.007 300k 15.1M
EM1 EMERGE GAMING 0.166666666667 0.014 8M 7.1M
SCL SCHROLE GROUP 0.142857142857 0.016 653k 8.1M
MZN MARINDI METALS 0.142857142857 0.008 420k 12.5M
POD PODIUM MINERALS 0.140350877193 0.065 5k 5.5M
INF INFINITY LITHIUM 0.133333333333 0.068 31k 11.4M
PAA PHARMAUST 0.131578947368 0.043 762k 7.6M
SFX SHEFFIELD RES 0.127071823204 1.02 442k 207.2M
SPQ SUPERIOR RES 0.125 0.009 100k 5.5M
SI6 SIX SIGMA METALS 0.125 0.009 330k 3.7M
CTM CENTAURUS METALS 0.125 0.009 800k 18.4M
SLM SALMAT 0.121212121212 0.74 29k 131.8M
RDF REDFLEX 0.111111111111 0.4 508k 53.9M
EEG EMPIRE ENERGY 0.111111111111 0.02 191k 26.2M
PFP PROPEL FUNERAL 0.109090909091 3.05 63k 269.9M
LOM LUCAPA DIAMOND 0.106382978723 0.26 868k 108.6M

 

GOING DOWN

Jakarta billionaire Bapak TK ‘coal king’ Low bought a 20 per cent stake in Gulf Manganese (ASX:GMC) — which pushed the stock down towards the 1.5c buying price.

Gulf shares were down to an intraday low of 1.9c, before rebounding to 2c at lunch.

Prior to today’s announcement of the $11 million deal, the company’s shares had doubled this month to 2.2c.

Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks at 12:30pm Tuesday, 28 August:

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ASX code Company Price change today (at 12.15pm) Price (12.15pm) Volume Market Cap
WCN WHITE CLIFF MINE -0.5 0.001 1M 5.8M
CHP CHAPMANS -0.5 0.001 20M 3.7M
VMG VDM GROUP -0.333333333333 0.002 3M 17.6M
TRM TRUSCOTT MINING -0.333333333333 0.01 53k 1.7M
GBM GBM GOLD -0.25 0.006 800k 8.9M
EPM ECLIPSE METALS -0.25 0.003 773k 4.0M
NVO NVOI -0.222222222222 0.007 140k 3.7M
DDD 3D RESOURCES -0.2 0.004 1M 4.4M
REY REY RESOURCES -0.194029850746 0.27 2k 71.2M
CLI CROPLOGIC -0.171428571429 0.029 41k 4.3M
DEV DEVEX RESOURCES -0.166666666667 0.005 700k 6.6M
ADN ANDROMEDA METALS -0.166666666667 0.005 1M 6.5M
WBT WEEBIT NANO -0.16393442623 0.051 12M 88.5M
IIL INNATE IMMUNO -0.158536585366 0.345 601 16.8M
IPB IPB PETROLEUM -0.15 0.085 8M 20.0M
TSN TRANSACTION SOL -0.142857142857 0.006 1M 15.2M
MEM MEMPHASYS -0.142857142857 0.012 551k 5.1M
MED MERLIN DIAMONDS -0.142857142857 0.006 1M 23.1M
BKP BARAKA ENERGY -0.142857142857 0.006 1M 17.5M
FIG FREEDOM INSURANCE -0.141025641026 0.335 432k 93.5M
OXX OCTANEX -0.133333333333 0.013 440k 4.1M
PPG PRO-PAC PACKAGING -0.131147540984 0.265 663k 201.9M
PNR PANTORO -0.127272727273 0.24 1M 217.2M
GML GATEWAY MINING -0.125 0.014 287k 13.4M
LI3 LITHIUM CONS -0.12 0.11 15k 11.3M
HNR HANNANS -0.117647058824 0.015 5M 33.7M
SMI SANTANA MINERALS -0.111111111111 0.008 28k 4.9M
BPP BABYLON PUMP -0.111111111111 0.016 2k 6.7M
RCL READCLOUD -0.110091743119 0.485 14k 46.7M
VMX VALMEC -0.101694915254 0.265 30k 36.8M
GMC GULF MANGANESE C -0.0909090909091 0.02 37M 60.7M