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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Code Name Price % Chg Market Cap Volume
SIV Silver Chef Ltd 0.63 105% $25.7M 360.4k
CYQ Cycliq Group Ltd 0.002 100% $1.9M 500.0k
CIO Connected IO Ltd 0.0045 67% $8.2M 50.8M
QGL Quantum Graphite Ltd 0.003 50% $23.0M 300.0k
CMM Capricorn Metals Ltd 0.12 34% $110.0M 22.5M
KEY Key Petroleum Ltd 0.004 33% $6.2M 400.0k
VAR Variscan Mines Ltd 0.004 33% $2.5M 500.0k
VIC Victory Mines Ltd 0.002 33% $2.7M 1.0M
KYK Kyckr Ltd 0.05 28% $7.7M 529.2k
ARS ALT Resources Ltd 0.02 27% $6.6M 6.2M
GOO Gooroo Ventures Ltd 0.05 26% $5.9M 114.4k
JPR Jupiter Energy Ltd 0.015 25% $2.3M 35.0k
GBZ GBM Resources Ltd 0.005 25% $5.5M 11.3k
MDI Middle Island Resources Ltd 0.006 50% $6.3M 3.5M
MRQ MRG Metals Ltd 0.0086 25% $3.3M 150.0k
WCN White Cliff Minerals Ltd 0.005 25% $2.4M 250.0k
UUV UUV Aquabotix Ltd 0.006 21% $2.6M 15.9M
LMG Latrobe Magnesium Ltd 0.006 20% $7.8M 155.0k
RIM Rimfire Pacific Mining NL 0.003 20% $3.2M 476.5k
SMD Syndicated Metals Ltd 0.006 20% $4.0M 200.0k

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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Code Name Price % Chg Market Cap Volume
DDD 3D Resources Ltd 0.001 -50% $1.1M 120.0k
SUD Suda Pharmaceuticals Ltd 0.003 -25% $10.7M 2.1M
DRE Dreadnought Resources Ltd 0.003 -25% $3.5M 108.6k
AUH AustChina Holdings Ltd 0.003 -25% $3.3M 200.0k
BOC Bougainville Copper Ltd 0.096 -20% $38.5M 58.2k
WBE Whitebark Energy Ltd 0.004 -20% $7.9M 4.9M
TSC Twenty Seven Co Ltd 0.002 -20% $2.0M 1.2M
NOR Norwood Systems Ltd 0.004 -20% $8.3M 7.9M
QFY Quantify Technology Holdings L 0.005 -17% $4.9M 15.4M
AEV Avenira Ltd 0.005 -17% $5.3M 450.0k
SDA SpeedCast International Ltd 1.76 -15% $413.0M 12.5M
ICG Inca Minerals Ltd 0.0035 -13% $10.8M 125.1k
AIY Authorised Investment Fund Ltd 0.03 -12% $12.7M 350.9k
KRX Koppar Resources Ltd 0.16 -11% $4.9M 6.9k
OKU Oklo Resources Ltd 0.13 -11% $44.4M 500.6k
CFO CFOAM Ltd 0.17 -11% $20.0M 20.0k
NWF Newfield Resources Ltd 0.19 -10% $110.4M 18.0k
INP IncentiaPay Ltd 0.04 -9% $9.7M 134.2k
EVE EVE Investments Ltd 0.005 -9% $12.0M 2.5M