Tasmania’s been pushing for an AFL team of its own for many years now. Yesterday the states’ cries got more compelling – a media-backed petition hit its goal of 50,000 supporters.

One of the common arguments against a Tasmanian team is the North v South divide.

But as local tourism executive Luke Martin has pointed all 3 papers in the Apple Isle are united in a way they wouldn’t have been since Ricky Ponting’s playing days. Unfortunately, the AFL is still fixated on the Gold Coast – for now.

Today on the markets the ASX Small Ords down 0.08 per cent to 2,846 and the ASX 200 up 0.76 per cent to 6,597.

Going up

Michael Hill (ASX:MHJ) has gained 16 per cent after a positive quarterly in which sales increased 12 per cent. The jewellery retailer is now looking ahead to the Christmas season.

Buddy Technologies (ASX:BUD) announced it would begin pre-sales for its smart light this afternoon and its up 25 per cent today.

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks at lunchtime, Friday October 11:

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Code Name Price % Chg Market Cap Volume
ACS Accent Resources NL 0.005 +66.67% $905K 7.6k
EXO Ennox Group Ltd 0.003 +50.00% $5.3M 333.3k
IAM Intiger Group Ltd 0.003 +50.00% $2.5M 995.2k
TRL Tanga Resources Ltd 0.003 +50.00% $4.7M 6.3M
VAR Variscan Mines Ltd 0.003 +50.00% $4.7M 1.2M
BPH BPH Energy Ltd 0.004 +33.33% $6.0M 1.3M
VIC Victory Mines Ltd 0.004 +33.33% $7.4M 2.2M
BUD Buddy Technologies Ltd 0.03 +25.00% $55.8M 19.0M
BMG BMG Resources Ltd 0.005 +25.00% $2.9M 500.0k
EPM Eclipse Uranium Ltd 0.005 +25.00% $5.7M 200.0k
CCA Change Financial Ltd 0.27 +22.73% $26.7M 4.0M
SIL Smiles Inclusive Ltd 0.06 +22.45% $5.4M 119.8k
AHL AHAlife Holdings Ltd 0.011 +22.22% $11.1M 1.4M
RNX Renegade Exploration Ltd 0.003 +20.00% $2.1M 3.0M
COO Corum Group Ltd 0.04 +20.00% $9.2M 62.4k
KAM K2 Asset Management Holdings L 0.06 +18.18% $15.7M 4.8k
MAG Magmatic Resources Ltd 0.07 +16.67% $8.2M 50.0k
DTM Dart Mining NL 0.007 +16.67% $7.1M 130.0k
FTT Factor Therapeutics Ltd 0.0035 +16.67% $3.6M 285.0k
MHJ Michael Hill International Ltd 0.66 +15.79% $255.9M 697.1k
BAU Bauxite Resources Ltd 0.05 +15.38% $9.6M 170.0k

Going down

Spectrum Metals (ASX:SPX), one of this year’s top small cap gainers, is being sued by Venus Metals (ASX:VMC) over the sale of Penny West to Venus’ subsidiary Zebra Metals. Spectrum has fallen 25 per cent.

Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks at lunchtime, Friday October 11:

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Code Name Price % Chg Market Cap Volume
QTG Q Technology Group Ltd 0.005 -44.44% $751K 9.5k
SUR Sun Resources NL 0.002 -33.33% $2.6M 833.3k
SPX Spectrum Metals Ltd 0.08 -25.45% $112.2M 29.2M
SMI Santana Minerals Ltd 0.003 -25.00% $2.0M 200.0k
SBR Sabre Resources Ltd 0.003 -25.00% $1.4M 335.9k
NOR Norwood Systems Ltd 0.003 -25.00% $6.3M 750.0k
RIM Rimfire Pacific Mining NL 0.003 -20.00% $5.4M 1.5M
HSC HomeStay Care Ltd 0.02 -20.00% $12.8M 400
MTH Mithril Resources Ltd 0.005 -16.67% $2.5M 149.8k
CFE Cape Lambert Resources Ltd 0.005 -16.67% $5.4M 9.8k
PG1 Pearl Global Ltd 0.1 -16.52% $19.3M 772.5k
WCN White Cliff Minerals Ltd 0.006 -14.29% $2.8M 150.0k
AUT Auteco Minerals Ltd 0.006 -14.29% $6.0M 451.7k
ANL Amani Gold Ltd 0.003 -14.29% $15.6M 1.5M
ELT Elementos Ltd 0.0035 -12.50% $5.4M 975.0k
CLZ Classic Minerals Ltd 0.0035 -12.50% $17.1M 8.0M
BLY Boart Longyear Ltd 0.007 -12.50% $184.1M 6.5M
MEU Marmota Ltd 0.03 -12.12% $21.3M 1.3M