The Tour de France always finishes under the Champs-Élysées and this year it was 22-year old Colombian Egan Bernal who claimed ultimate glory.

But the last stage was won by our own Caleb Ewan – his third stage win of the 2019 tour which was his first attempt.

“I was under a lot of pressure because this team hired me because they want a rider that can win at the Tour de France, and they picked me,” said Ewan. He endured a poor start but picked up the pace in the second half.

Ewan is also a new father. His wife gave birth just before the tour so it’s fair to say it’s been a great month for him. No doubt he will be one of our best hopes to claim another Tour de France champion in the years ahead.

Onya Ewan.

After crossing 3,000 then retreating, the ASX Small Ords is up 0.40 per cent today to 2,982. The ASX 200 is up 0.27 per cent to 6,811.

While there is some economic data due later in the week, investors’ eyes are on their companies’ quarterlies which are due by close of business on Wednesday.

Going up

Some might say corporate wellness is just another millennial fad but for one of today’s gainers – Medibio (ASX: MEB) – this ‘fad’ is its trade. A partnership with a device manufacturer sent it up 24 per cent.

A digital token agreement did not turn out well for YPB Group (ASX: YPB) but its QR code software platform has issued 100 million codes – and it’s jumped 25 per cent.

The biggest gaining miner with news was Andromeda Metals (ASX: ADN) which jumped 48 per cent  after getting closer to obtaining off-take partners for its halloysite-kaolin product.

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks at lunchtime, Monday July 29:

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Code Name Price % Chg Market Cap Volume
EXO Ennox Group Ltd 0.002 +100.00% $3.5M 632.0k
IAM Intiger Group Ltd 0.0015 +50.00% $2.5M 500.0k
LKO Lakes Oil NL 0.0015 +50.00% $50.0M 7.5M
UTR Ultracharge Ltd 0.003 +50.00% $3.2M 1.6M
ADN Andromeda Metals Ltd 0.04 +48.00% $50.2M 86.8M
NGY NuEnergy Gas Ltd 0.01 +42.86% $14.8M 17.5k
GBZ GBM Resources Ltd 0.004 +33.33% $4.4M 1.1M
GPP Greenpower Energy Ltd 0.002 +33.33% $4.0M 592.5k
RGI Roto-Gro International Ltd 0.23 +27.78% $29.9M 446.8k
CZN Corazon Mining Ltd 0.0025 +25.00% $4.1M 381.7k
NWE Norwest Energy NL 0.0025 +25.00% $8.5M 817.3k
YPB YPB Group Ltd 0.01 +25.00% $9.2M 52.5M
MEB Medibio Ltd 0.02 +23.53% $6.0M 11.2M
BNR Bulletin Resources Ltd 0.03 +22.73% $4.8M 193.2k
KWR Kingwest Resources Ltd 0.19 +21.87% $10.0M 461.1k
ARS ALT Resources Ltd 0.04 +20.69% $11.8M 31.6M
SYT Syntonic Ltd 0.003 +20.00% $10.0M 21.4M
VLT Vault Intelligence Ltd 0.34 +18.97% $35.5M 468.4k
SPX Spectrum Metals Ltd 0.07 +18.33% $87.3M 51.3M
JRV Jervois Mining Ltd 0.23 +17.95% $145.4M 623.0k

Going down

Identitii’s (ASX: ID8) quarterly sent it down 13 per cent. While its cash receipts had grown 343 per cent since last year, it had only generated $630,000. 

Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks at lunchtime, Monday July 29:

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Code Name Price % Chg Market Cap Volume
XPE Xped Ltd 0.001 -50.00% $1.5M 14.2M
SRO Shareroot Ltd 0.001 -50.00% $2.8M 1.0M
N1H N1 Holdings Ltd 0.05 -36.47% $4.4M 47.7k
OAR Oakdale Resources Ltd 0.009 -25.00% $1.9M 17.6k
AOA Ausmon Resources Ltd 0.003 -25.00% $1.6M 2.7M
ANL Amani Gold Ltd 0.003 -25.00% $15.6M 22.0M
AGE Alligator Energy Ltd 0.003 -25.00% $3.1M 3.6M
TKL Traka Resources Ltd 0.012 -20.00% $4.4M 20.0k
TYX Tyranna Resources Ltd 0.004 -20.00% $3.8M 2.0M
MZN Marindi Metals Ltd 0.001 -20.00% $2.2M 500.0k
WBE Whitebark Energy Ltd 0.005 -16.67% $9.8M 1.4M
LNY Laneway Resources Ltd 0.01 -16.67% $40.5M 22.1M
AO1 AssetOwl Ltd 0.005 -16.67% $1.5M 620.7k
RHT Resonance Health Ltd 0.1 -16.00% $44.8M 5.3M
BOC Bougainville Copper Ltd 0.1 -16.00% $42.1M 10.0k
AEV Avenira Ltd 0.006 -14.29% $6.4M 350.0k
FYI FYI Resources Ltd 0.05 -13.79% $10.6M 238.0k
ID8 Identitii Ltd 0.4 -13.04% $21.8M 2.5k
HRL HRL Holdings Ltd 0.1 -13.04% $49.3M 50.0k