It’s spanned nine films and about two generations, but the Star Wars saga comes to an end today with the release of its final instalment — The Rise of Skywalker.

The Stockhead editors are loathe to provide any spoilers, but we can tell you its running time (2 hours 15 minutes) and that fan favourites Rey, Poe the trainee Jedi and Finn the pilot team up again to round things out.

And for anyone still stuck at their desk and working hard all the way into the Christmas period, legendary robot C-3PO throws out a relatable line: “Will this agony never end?”

From a galaxy far, far away to the local stock market, and the ASX200 continued its relatively benign run this week with a gain of 0.12 per cent to 6,860 points into midday trade. The ASX Small Ords index was up 0.40 per cent to 2,922 points.

 

GOING UP

eSports company Emerge Gaming (ASX:EM1) was among the leaders, ticking higher at the opening bell and holding its gains after announcing a distribution push with key partners into the South African market.

And Clean TeQ Holdings (ASX:CLQ), a metals recovery and water treatment company, also jumped after announcing an agreement with Panasonic to investigate and develop new applications for scandium aluminium alloys.

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks at 12pm Thursday December 19:

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Code Name Price % Chg Market Cap
GIB Gibb River Diamonds 0.06 +118.52% $10.6M
ANW Aus Tin Mining 0.002 +100.00% $5.2M
PCL Pancontinental Oil & Gas 0.002 +100.00% $10.8M
AFR African Energy Resources 0.03 +50.00% $16.8M
FGO Flamingo AI 0.002 +33.33% $2.2M
MMR MEC Resources 0.005 +25.00% $3.4M
TSC Twenty Seven Co 0.005 +25.00% $6.1M
MAY Melbana Energy 0.011 +22.22% $20.7M
OLV Otherlevels Holdings 0.011 +22.22% $3.2M
NVO NVOI 0.02 +21.43% $25.2M
KEY Key Petroleum 0.006 +20.00% $10.3M
WCN White Cliff Minerals 0.006 +20.00% $2.8M
NME Nex Metals Exploration 0.013 +18.18% $2.5M
MRQ MRG Metals 0.02 +17.65% $20.5M
NWE Norwest Energy 0.007 +16.67% $29.9M
1AD Adalta 0.12 +15.00% $18.9M
UUV UUV Aquabotix 0.004 +14.29% $2.1M
PWN Parkway Minerals 0.008 +14.29% $11.3M
CT1 CCP Technologies 0.03 +13.64% $24.4M

GOING DOWN

Gold and base metals explorer Kalamazoo Resources (ASX:KZR) was among the laggards, falling by around 10 per cent after providing an update on the first drilling program at its Castlemaine gold project in Bendigo, central Victoria.

Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks at 12pm Thursday December 19:

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Code Name Price % Chg Market Cap
VIC Victory Mines Ltd 0.001 -33.33% $3.0M
VAR Variscan Mines Ltd 0.001 -33.33% $4.1M
ROG Red Sky Energy Ltd 0.001 -33.33% $3.3M
GTE Great Western Exploration Ltd 0.002 -33.33% $2.5M
DDD 3D Resources Ltd 0.001 -33.33% $1.2M
ANW Aus Tin Mining Ltd 0.0015 -25.00% $3.9M
MMR MEC Resources Ltd 0.004 -20.00% $2.7M
BSM Bass Metals Ltd 0.005 -16.67% $14.0M
KZR Kalamazoo Resources Ltd 0.23 -14.55% $24.0M
MCT Metalicity Ltd 0.003 -14.29% $2.2M
IPT Impact Minerals Ltd 0.006 -14.29% $7.9M
IMS Impelus Ltd 0.006 -14.29% $4.2M
MLM Metallica Minerals Ltd 0.013 -13.33% $4.2M
PG1 Pearl Global Ltd 0.1 -13.04% $20.1M
CGA Contango Asset Management Ltd 0.4 -13.04% $18.9M
WWI West Wits Mining Ltd 0.007 -12.50% $6.6M
NWC New World Resources Ltd 0.015 -11.76% $13.1M
AML Aeon Metals Ltd 0.15 -11.76% $101.1M