Here are the key ASX small cap winners and losers at lunchtime Monday Jul 9.

The ASX Small Ords was up 0.17 per cent or 5 points at 2,853 by 1pm AEST.

GOING UP

Benitec Biopharma (ASX:BLT) doubled in price this morning after achieving the holy grail for biotechs: a licensing deal, this time for its oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy drug.

The potentially $US187.5 million deal sent its share price rocketing 103 per cent to an intraday high of 29.5c on Monday morning before cooling to 24c by 12.15pm AEST.

About $800,000 worth of shares changed hands by midday.

Benitec gets $US10 million upfront, $US17.5 million once manufacturing, regulatory and clinical milestones are met, and 30 per cent of profits.

Microcap explorer AuStar Gold (ASX:AUL) jumped 40 per cent after showing off a picture of visible gold found at its Victorian Rose of Denmark mine 20km north of its main Morning Star project.

AuStar Gold chief Tom de Vries told investors: “The recent diamond drilling at Rose of Denmark has
consistently produced high-gold grade assay [test] results with visible gold and as a result our expectation is to be able to mine profitably.”

“Prior to Austar’s recent drilling program, the mine had almost no modern exploration and presents a great opportunity for us.”

The stock moved from 0.5c to 0.7c in early Monday trade with about $77,000 of shares changing hands.

Eden Innovations (ASX:EDE) gained 28 per cent after signing a deal to develop and sell its high-tech EdenCrete concrete in Korea.

EdenCrete is a carbon-strengthened concrete additive used to make stronger roads, bridges and highrise buildings.

Eden will work with Korea-listed precast concrete maker KC Industry to jointly develop EdenCrete enriched concrete, mortar and grout.

The stock rose from last week’s close of 5.6c to an intraday high of 7.2c in early trade.

Lithium developer Anson Resources (ASX:ASN) continued its recent tear — gaining 29 per cent this morning to an intraday high of 14.2c.

The stock more than doubled last week after “further encouraging results” at its Paradox project in Utah.

There was no news today but last week Anson boss Bruce Richardson said the latest lithium processing results were “unexpected” are “very encouraging” and should result in improved productivity.

he stock is now at a four-month high and has regained all the lost ground since initial disapointing results at the Paradox project in March.

A final lithium grading is due in mid-August.

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks at 12.30pm Monday, Jul 9. 

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ASX code Company Today's change (at 12.30pm) Price (12.30pm) Volume Market Cap
APG AUSTPAC RES 1 0.002 300k 1.9M
RMG RMG 0.636363636364 0.018 831k 6.6M
BLT BENITEC BIOPHARM 0.586206896552 0.23 349k 37.3M
WGL WANGLE TECH 0.5 0.003 11M 3.4M
WCN WHITE CLIFF MINE 0.5 0.003 193k 7.7M
OEX OILEX 0.5 0.003 618k 5.0M
IEC INTRA ENERGY 0.428571428571 0.01 924k 2.7M
AUL AUSTAR GOLD 0.4 0.007 100k 9.5M
SPB SOUTH PACIFIC 0.333333333333 0.004 10k 496.5k
ASN ANSON RESOURCES 0.318181818182 0.145 5M 45.8M
TSN TRANSACTION SOL 0.285714285714 0.009 4M 15.2M
SDL SUNDANCE RES 0.25 0.005 70k 32.5M
NSE NEW STANDARD 0.25 0.005 1M 3.2M
MLS METALS AUSTRALIA 0.25 0.005 16M 10.5M
MAR MALACHITE RES 0.25 0.005 150k 6.1M
BAS BASS OIL 0.25 0.005 1M 10.4M
CPV CLEARVUE TECH 0.25 0.35 2M 26.6M
EDE EDEN INNOVATIONS 0.214285714286 0.068 10M 77.5M
ESH ESPORTS MOGUL 0.185185185185 0.032 7M 34.0M
LPI LITHIUM POWER 0.185185185185 0.32 502k 70.4M
HGM HIGH GRADE METAL 0.184210526316 0.045 250k 17.2M
CLI CROPLOGIC 0.184210526316 0.045 371k 4.7M
BID BIDENERGY 0.169491525424 0.069 79k 43.7M
CFO CFOAM 0.166666666667 0.245 14k 24.4M
ROO ROOTS SUSTAINABLE 0.166666666667 0.35 46k 19.2M
NVO NVOI 0.166666666667 0.007 1M 2.5M
HCO HYLEA METALS 0.125 0.009 2M 22.4M

GOING DOWN

Customer analytics play Kyckr (ASX:KYK) fell 12 per cent to 15c today after telling investors customer receipts had dropped 7 per cent this quarter.

In its fourth quarter report, the regulatory technology company said receipts dipped to $475,000 from $510,000 in the prior quarter.

Revenue also fell by 12.5 per cent. It said in April they said the March quarter revenue was a record high.

Kyckr provides know-your-customer software that automates financial background checking processes when approving new customers, and ongoing monitoring of existing customers. It means problems like illegal activity can be picked up quickly.

Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks at 12.30pm Monday, Jul 9. 

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ASX code Company Today's change (at 12.30pm) Price (12.30pm) Volume Market Cap
CAD CAENEUS MINERALS -0.5 0.001 2M 10.7M
OXX OCTANEX -0.4 0.015 20k 6.8M
THD THRED -0.25 0.003 158k 7.2M
S3R SERPENTINE TECH -0.25 0.003 7M 2.9M
IKW IKWEZI MINING -0.25 0.003 300k 4.1M
IBN IBUYNEW GROUP -0.25 0.003 12M 8.6M
SBB SUNBRIDGE GROUP -0.181818181818 0.009 7M 5.2M
BKP BARAKA ENERGY -0.166666666667 0.005 2M 16.2M
BNL BIG STAR ENERGY -0.153846153846 0.011 309k 4.3M
JDR JADAR LITHIUM -0.133333333333 0.013 2M 5.8M
AZI ALTA ZINC -0.125 0.007 500k 11.0M
PMY PACIFICO MINERAL -0.111111111111 0.008 50k 8.0M
AX8 ACCELERATE RES -0.103448275862 0.13 64k 6.9M
WRM WHITE ROCK MIN -0.1 0.009 50k 12.6M
CZN CORAZON MINING -0.1 0.009 8M 12.7M
CAQ CAQ HOLDINGS -0.1 0.045 500 35.9M
ACL ALCHEMIA -0.1 0.009 172k 3.2M
VMY VIMY RESOURCES -0.0909090909091 0.1 60k 45.6M
MNC METMINCO -0.0909090909091 0.01 14M 10.0M
LMG LATROBE MAGNESIU -0.0909090909091 0.01 200k 13.8M
IMS IMPELUS -0.0909090909091 0.02 3M 11.9M
GMC GULF MANGANESE -0.0909090909091 0.01 90k 29.3M
PTR PETRATHERM -0.0888888888889 0.041 71k 7.7M
TPS THREAT PROTECT -0.0882352941176 0.155 7k 19.0M
KYK KYCKR -0.0882352941176 0.155 97k 24.0M