Here are the key ASX small cap winners and losers at lunch Friday August 31:

The ASX Small Ords was down 12.8 points or 0.44 per cent to 2,897.1 at 1pm AEST.

GOING UP

3D printing has proved lucrative for ten-bagger Titomic (ASX:TTT).

The company’s directors almost doubled their earnings in 2018 but shareholders didn’t seem to mind given the stock’s ten-fold rise from its 20c issue price last year.

Today the stock rose 6.6 per cent to an intraday high of $2.10.

That’s short of the $3.12 one-year high in June when it announced it was testing 3D printing of parts for naval ships.

Fertiliser maker Fertoz (ASX:FTZ) bounced 39 per cent on no news, rising to an intraday high of 26.5 cents — its highest mark since April 2015.

The volume was small, with only 25,000 shares trading hands. Back in February, Fertoz stuck a deal to supply its rock phosphate to a US agriculture business.

Shareholders in health company Zenitas (ASX:ZNT) got excited at news this morning that the company would be taken private by a consortium led by Adamantem Capital and Liverpool Partners.

Zenitas shareholders are being offered $1.46 per share, and, like clockwork, the company’s shares shot up to an intraday high of $1.43 — a 23.8 per cent jump on the previous day and the highest point the company has traded since re-listing on the ASX early last year.

Super researcher Chant West (ASX:CWL) rose to an intraday high of 5.2c, an increase of 26.8 per cent, after it dropped its annual report this morning.

Revenue increased slightly to just over $9 million, while the full-year loss decreased significantly to $1.7 million.

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks at 12.30pm, Friday August 31:

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ASX code Company Price change today (at 12.30pm) Price (12.30pm) Volume Market Cap
NIU NIUMINCO GROUP 1 0.002 2M 2.6M
VMG VDM GROUP 0.5 0.003 4M 14.7M
LKO LAKES OIL 0.5 0.003 7M 71.9M
XPE XPED 0.333333333333 0.004 20k 4.5M
MLS METALS AUSTRALIA 0.333333333333 0.004 5M 7.0M
CWL CHANT WEST 0.268292682927 0.052 16k 5.1M
OVL ORO VERDE 0.25 0.005 876k 6.2M
CLZ CLASSIC MINERALS 0.25 0.005 11M 10.9M
AUL AUSTAR GOLD 0.25 0.005 1M 8.5M
FTZ FERTOZ 0.236842105263 0.235 111k 21.3M
FE8 FASTER ENTERPRIS 0.236363636364 0.068 84k 6.1M
ZNT ZENITAS HEALTHCA 0.21645021645 1.405 487k 85.9M
QTM QUANTUM ENERGY 0.208333333333 0.029 45k 25.9M
VIC VICTORY MINES 0.2 0.006 170k 6.1M
SRO SHAREROOT 0.2 0.006 9M 6.7M
RNX RENEGADE EXPLORA 0.2 0.006 36M 3.6M
MNC METMINCO 0.2 0.006 4M 4.6M
MGV MUSGRAVE MINERAL 0.171875 0.075 665k 20.9M
CCZ CASTILLO COPPER 0.170731707317 0.048 380k 23.8M
ODM ODIN METALS 0.166666666667 0.175 30k 23.1M
GBZ GBM RESOURCES 0.166666666667 0.007 980k 6.3M
EXO ENNOX GROUP 0.166666666667 0.007 80k 10.6M
AOA AUSMON RESOURCES 0.166666666667 0.007 50k 3.1M
ANL AMANI GOLD 0.166666666667 0.007 500k 9.4M
EUR EUROPEAN LITHIUM 0.15625 0.185 38k 87.3M
SRY STORY-I 0.153846153846 0.03 530k 7.7M
MHC MANHATTAN CORP 0.153846153846 0.015 2M 9.6M
LSA LACHLAN STAR 0.153846153846 0.015 100k 9.8M
SL1 SYMBOL MINING 0.15 0.023 2M 11.7M
TMT TECHNOLOGY METAL 0.135135135135 0.63 118k 31.3M
YPB YPB GROUP 0.1 0.022 437k 13.3M

 

GOING DOWN

Diversified explorer Moreton Resources (ASX:MRV) made a maiden $11 million profit despite having no producing operations and shareholders sent the stock tumbling 18.2 per cent to an intraday low of 0.9c.

Moreton told investors the windfall came from its acquisition of the Granite Belt silver mine – assets worth $13.3 million – for just $10,003.

But cash in the bank at the end of June was only $1.3 million.

Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks at 12.30pm, Friday August 31:

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ASX code Company Price change today (at 12.30pm) Price (12.30pm) Volume Market Cap
9SP 9 SPOKES INTERNA -0.528301886792 0.025 8M 26.2M
CHP CHAPMANS -0.5 0.001 1M 5.4M
BDI BLINA MINERALS N -0.5 0.001 15M 6.5M
NOR NORWOOD SYSTEMS -0.285714285714 0.005 2M 9.3M
CLY CLANCY EXPLORATI -0.25 0.003 730k 13.5M
CGM COUGAR METALS NL -0.25 0.003 500k 3.7M
BLY BOART LONGYEAR L -0.222222222222 0.007 31M 223.5M
INP INCENTIAPAY -0.217391304348 0.18 2M 52.5M
FUN FUNTASTIC -0.1875 0.065 20k 7.7M
MRV MORETON RESOURCE -0.181818181818 0.009 5M 30.6M
KPC KAZAKHSTAN POTAS -0.181818181818 0.009 20k 14.6M
FEL FE -0.173913043478 0.019 94k 8.5M
AYR ALLOY RESOURCES -0.166666666667 0.005 1M 8.7M
AVDDD ANTILLES OIL AND -0.166666666667 0.03 132k 4.9M
AIY AUTHORISED INVES -0.157142857143 0.059 32k 28.1M
CMD CASSIUS MINING L -0.142857142857 0.03 62k 9.1M
GTE GREAT WESTERN EX -0.142857142857 0.006 573k 6.4M
RAN RANGE INTERNATIO -0.14 0.043 513k 10.1M
TAR TARUGA MINERALS -0.137931034483 0.125 52k 19.8M
KSS KLEOS SPACE SA -0.133333333333 0.13 297k 16.0M
MZN MARINDI METALS L -0.125 0.007 100k 14.2M
CZN CORAZON MINING L -0.125 0.007 2M 10.1M
BXN BIOXYNE -0.125 0.028 125k 20.5M
UNL UNITED NETWORKS -0.125 0.021 25k 3.0M
MAG MAGMATIC RESOURC -0.125 0.035 25k 4.7M
MDI MIDDLE ISLAND RE -0.117647058824 0.015 41k 11.9M
TTI TRAFFIC TECHNOLO -0.114285714286 0.031 27k 16.9M
ALC ALCIDION GROUP L -0.111111111111 0.04 875k 36.3M
MIL MILLENNIUM SERVI -0.108571428571 0.78 42k 40.2M