The Star Wars saga is coming to an end in 2 months time with Episode Nine: The Rise of Skywalker. The trailer came out yesterday:

As is so often the case with trailers, we are left with more questions than answers. But if what goes on in our markets (particularly among small caps) are any guide, expectations and reality can be a world apart.

Speaking of the markets, they are slightly down today. The ASX Small Ords down 0.37 per cent to 2,865 and the ASX 200 down 0.39 per cent to 6,646.

Going up

Board changes aren’t always market moving but Purifloh (ASX:PO3) and Aurelia Metals (ASX:AUR) both jumped by 15 per cent and 17 per cent respectively. The latter of these stocks welcomed the ex-boss of Stanmore Coal.

AppsVillage (ASX:APV) climbed 13 per cent after signing a deal with a USA-based lender to provide finance to its clients.

But Redbubble (ASX:RBL) was this morning’s stand out with news. Another positive quarterly sent it up 25 per cent.

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks at lunchtime, Wednesday October 23:

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Code Name Price % Chg Market Cap Volume
ANW Aus Tin Mining Ltd 0.003 +50.00% $7.1M 1.2M
BBX BBX Minerals Ltd 0.22 +29.41% $90.4M 253.9k
RBL Redbubble Ltd 1.82 +24.66% $471.5M 2.1M
MCT Metalicity Ltd 0.006 +20.00% $4.1M 30.0k
ADR Adherium Ltd 0.05 +19.57% $9.6M 258.8k
AMI Aurelia Metals Ltd 0.48 +17.07% $421.4M 11.6M
ARS ALT Resources Ltd 0.02 +16.67% $12.0M 9.7M
PO3 Purifloh Ltd 5.75 +15.00% $180.5M 27.6k
OEC Orbital Corp Ltd 0.34 +15.00% $26.7M 1.1k
SVA Simavita Ltd 0.008 +14.29% $3.3M 1.0M
TOE Toro Energy Ltd 0.02 +14.29% $34.8M 433.9k
CCA Change Financial Ltd 0.24 +14.29% $23.7M 652.7k
DRO DroneShield Ltd 0.43 +13.33% $108.4M 4.3M
VRS Veris Ltd 0.06 +13.21% $22.4M 1.0M
BLU Blue Energy Ltd 0.05 +13.04% $69.0M 1.1M
APV Appsvillage Australia Ltd 0.13 +13.04% $8.7M 483.3k
ST1 Spirit Telecom Ltd 0.22 +12.82% $74.7M 130.2k
HXG Hexagon Resources Ltd 0.05 +12.77% $15.5M 244.6k

Going down

Botanix Pharmaceuticals (ASX:BOT) has more than halved after a failed clinical trial. This was despite the company intending to push on.

Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks at lunchtime, Wednesday October 23:

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Code Name Price % Chg Market Cap Volume
BOT Botanix Pharmaceuticals Ltd 0.12 -52.08% $110.9M 91.9M
CDD Cardno Ltd 0.55 -41.08% $242.4M 90.2k
BPH BPH Energy Ltd 0.001 -33.33% $3.0M 15.0M
FGO Flamingo AI Ltd 0.0015 -25.00% $1.7M 7.3M
TNY Tinybeans Group Pty Ltd 1.86 -22.82% $70.0M 253.6k
GBZ GBM Resources Ltd 0.004 -20.00% $4.7M 10.0k
CZN Corazon Mining Ltd 0.002 -20.00% $4.1M 8.0M
WWI West Wits Mining Ltd 0.004 -16.67% $4.6M 1.9M
ENA Ensurance Ltd 0.02 -16.67% $6.3M 308.8k
DDT DataDot Technology Ltd 0.005 -16.67% $4.1M 705.0k
VMY Vimy Resources Ltd 0.05 -14.75% $27.1M 2.2M
DHR Dark Horse Resources Ltd 0.003 -14.29% $6.9M 6.0k
BLY Boart Longyear Ltd 0.006 -14.29% $157.8M 586.0k
MRQ MRG Metals Ltd 0.007 -12.50% $6.2M 450.0k
RNE ReNu Energy Ltd 0.02 -12.00% $2.7M 362.4k
BOC Bougainville Copper Ltd 0.1 -11.82% $38.9M 131.2k
ROO Roots Sustainable Agricultural 0.05 -10.91% $4.6M 1.6M
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