Is there anything robots can’t do? If there’s any list, basketball is now off it.

Actually robots have been shooting basketball hoops for a while but this robot, developed by Toyota has won a Guinness World Record for it – “most consecutive basketball free throws by a humanoid robot (assisted)”.

In seven hours, it shot 2,020 consecutive hoops. Admittedly it was standing still so we won’t be seeing the robot playing a game anytime soon. But it was a great way to launch Guinness World Records day in Japan – which is November 14. We’re confident in saying there’s something for everyone.

Speaking of records, we have record low interest rates. After spending the last month revelling from the last cut, its no surprise our market is up again today, but only slightly. The ASX Small Ords is up 8 points to 2,875 or by 0.29 per cent.

Going up

There is a good mix of industries among the winners today. Silver Chef (ASX:SIV) has more than doubled after announcing it was getting taken over. Its up 105 per cent.

Connected IO (ASX:CIO) is up 67 per cent after record quarterly revenue figures. And gold explorer Alt Resources (ASX:ARS) is up 20 per cent following exploration success.

While capital raises can cause stocks to go down, Capricorn Metals (ASX:CMM) has actually gained today – 34 per cent. Perhaps announcing two new board appointments was the difference for them.

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks at lunchtime, Wednesday July 3:

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CodeNamePrice% ChgMarket CapVolume
SIV Silver Chef Ltd0.63105%$25.7M360.4k
CYQ Cycliq Group Ltd0.002100%$1.9M500.0k
CIO Connected IO Ltd0.004567%$8.2M50.8M
QGL Quantum Graphite Ltd0.00350%$23.0M300.0k
CMM Capricorn Metals Ltd0.1234%$110.0M22.5M
KEY Key Petroleum Ltd0.00433%$6.2M400.0k
VAR Variscan Mines Ltd0.00433%$2.5M500.0k
VIC Victory Mines Ltd0.00233%$2.7M1.0M
KYK Kyckr Ltd0.0528%$7.7M529.2k
ARS ALT Resources Ltd0.0227%$6.6M6.2M
GOO Gooroo Ventures Ltd0.0526%$5.9M114.4k
JPR Jupiter Energy Ltd0.01525%$2.3M35.0k
GBZ GBM Resources Ltd0.00525%$5.5M11.3k
MDI Middle Island Resources Ltd0.00650%$6.3M3.5M
MRQ MRG Metals Ltd0.008625%$3.3M150.0k
WCN White Cliff Minerals Ltd0.00525%$2.4M250.0k
UUV UUV Aquabotix Ltd0.00621%$2.6M15.9M
LMG Latrobe Magnesium Ltd0.00620%$7.8M155.0k
RIM Rimfire Pacific Mining NL0.00320%$3.2M476.5k
SMD Syndicated Metals Ltd0.00620%$4.0M200.0k

Going down

SpeedCast International (ASX:SDA) is down again today following yesterday’s earnings cut – losing 15 per cent. It has lost 50 per cent in two days and 74 per cent since late August 2018 (when it was $6.65). Ouch.

Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks at lunchtime, Wednesday July 3:

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CodeNamePrice% ChgMarket CapVolume
DDD 3D Resources Ltd0.001-50%$1.1M120.0k
SUD Suda Pharmaceuticals Ltd0.003-25%$10.7M2.1M
DRE Dreadnought Resources Ltd0.003-25%$3.5M108.6k
AUH AustChina Holdings Ltd0.003-25%$3.3M200.0k
BOC Bougainville Copper Ltd0.096-20%$38.5M58.2k
WBE Whitebark Energy Ltd0.004-20%$7.9M4.9M
TSC Twenty Seven Co Ltd0.002-20%$2.0M1.2M
NOR Norwood Systems Ltd0.004-20%$8.3M7.9M
QFY Quantify Technology Holdings L0.005-17%$4.9M15.4M
AEV Avenira Ltd0.005-17%$5.3M450.0k
SDA SpeedCast International Ltd1.76-15%$413.0M12.5M
ICG Inca Minerals Ltd0.0035-13%$10.8M125.1k
AIY Authorised Investment Fund Ltd0.03-12%$12.7M350.9k
KRX Koppar Resources Ltd0.16-11%$4.9M6.9k
OKU Oklo Resources Ltd0.13-11%$44.4M500.6k
CFO CFOAM Ltd0.17-11%$20.0M20.0k
NWF Newfield Resources Ltd0.19-10%$110.4M18.0k
INP IncentiaPay Ltd0.04-9%$9.7M134.2k
EVE EVE Investments Ltd0.005-9%$12.0M2.5M