Here are the key ASX small cap winners and losers at lunchtime Monday July 16.

The ASX Small Ords was up 2.8 points or 0.1 per cent to 2846 at 12.30pm AEST.

GOING UP

Hardey Resources (ASX:HDY) gained another 50 per cent to start the week, reaching an intraday high of 0.6c by 11.30am, after the company decided last week to fast-track due diligence at its Nelly vanadium mine in Argentina.

The mine has been closed since 1957 but the company says the discovery of “substantial” legacy stockpiles near the old mine’s operations is a good reason to get cracking on a review of the site.

Investor Chapmans (ASX:CHP) was also a top small cap gainer for the first half of the day, up 50 per cent to 0.3c. It announced an $830,000 placement from sophisticated shareholders last Thursday.

Esports play Emerge Gaming (ASX:EM1) was up by as much as 53 per cent to an intraday high of 2.3c on news it had struck a deal with South African telcos.

The company has successfully rolled out “integrated billing” for its Arcade X gaming product across all major phone providers in the country, meaning it can accept payments from South African users of its platform directly through phone billers.

Emerge says the partnerships will give it access to 50 million potential paying customers in South Africa.

Fellow esports play Esports Mogul (ASX:ESH) also jumped 20 per cent to a high of 3.6c, with no news out to investors.

No need to fear the dodgy fish curry served up by your cut rate airline, as Aussie biotech Immuron (ASX:IMC) is moving its anti-gastro pill into pre-clinical trials.

None other than the US Department of Defense (DOD) is funding the $55 million company’s study to find a way to kick Delhi belly in the gut before it starts — after the last of three studies suggests it might work.

Immuron shares gained 12 per cent to 38.5c in early Monday trade.

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks at 12.30pm AEST, July 16:

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ASX code Company Today's price change (12.30pm) Price (12.30pm) Volume Market Cap
MTL MANALTO 1 0.002 212M 3.6M
PCH PROPERTY CONNECT 0.5 0.003 600k 3.0M
LKO LAKES OIL 0.5 0.003 4M 71.9M
DDT DATADOT TECH 0.5 0.003 66k 2.0M
CHP CHAPMANS 0.5 0.003 708k 3.6M
AKN AUKING MINING 0.5 0.003 66k 2.3M
WGL WANGLE TECH 0.333333333333 0.004 830k 4.1M
VPC VELPIC 0.333333333333 0.004 300k 3.4M
THD THRED 0.333333333333 0.004 250k 5.4M
S3R SERPENTINE TECHN 0.333333333333 0.004 150k 2.2M
MRD MOUNT RIDLEY MIN 0.333333333333 0.004 2M 4.6M
FEI FE INVESTMENTS 0.318181818182 0.145 10k 16.5M
NME NEX METALS EXPLO 0.315789473684 0.025 70k 2.9M
VIC VICTORY MINES 0.285714285714 0.009 225k 8.6M
CAG CAPE RANGE 0.28 0.48 60k 31.4M
IPB IPB PETROLEUM 0.25 0.025 500k 3.2M
ROG RED SKY ENERGY 0.25 0.005 2M 2.7M
CLZ CLASSIC MINERALS 0.25 0.005 630k 8.0M
BAS BASS OIL 0.25 0.005 74M 10.4M
HMX HAMMER METALS 0.217391304348 0.028 25k 6.2M
NOV NOVATTI GROUP 0.214285714286 0.255 175k 33.1M
PCL PANCONTINENTAL 0.2 0.006 3M 28.9M
MLS METALS AUSTRALIA 0.2 0.006 9M 11.7M
KPO KALINA POWER 0.2 0.024 225k 8.9M
HDY HARDEY RESOURCES 0.2 0.006 31M 6.8M
PGY PILOT ENERGY 0.2 0.018 139k 953.6k
EM1 EMERGE GAMING 0.1875 0.019 49M 9.4M

 

GOING DOWN

Pilot Energy (ASX:PGY) kicked off Monday 19 per cent lower after releasing half-year numbers on Friday which showed a loss of $605,000.

The oil and gas play reported it had $253,000 in cash on hand at the end of March, but had more than $800,000 in liabilities owing at the end of the half.

Its share price hit an intraday low of 1.7c this morning.

Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks at 12.130pm AEST, July 16:

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ASX code Company Today's price change (12.30pm) Price (12.30pm) Volume Market Cap
BDI BLINA MINERALS N -0.5 0.001 1M 6.5M
ABV ADVANCED BRAKING -0.25 0.003 100k 8.9M
TEG TRIANGLE ENERGY -0.166666666667 0.1 300k 26.2M
ARX ARC EXPLORATION -0.157142857143 0.295 524 8.8M
VAL VALOR RESOURCES -0.153846153846 0.011 5M 19.2M
IBX IMAGION BIOSYSTE -0.152542372881 0.05 11k 12.6M
AUL AUSTAR GOLD -0.142857142857 0.006 866k 13.3M
ODM ODIN METALS -0.125 0.175 242k 30.7M
RMX RED MOUNTAIN MIN -0.125 0.007 401k 5.4M
NSL NSL CONSOLIDATED -0.125 0.105 54k 27.1M
CTM CENTAURUS METALS -0.125 0.007 4M 18.4M
ALY ALCHEMY RESOURCE -0.117647058824 0.015 3M 6.2M
LEX LEFROY EXPLORATI -0.111111111111 0.16 170k 14.4M
KNM KNEOMEDIA -0.111111111111 0.032 191k 23.0M
CZN CORAZON MINING L -0.111111111111 0.008 470k 11.4M
ANL AMANI GOLD -0.111111111111 0.008 100k 14.1M
SYA SAYONA MINING -0.106382978723 0.042 3M 80.6M
RBR RBR GROUP -0.1 0.009 2M 7.0M
CTO CITIGOLD CORP -0.1 0.009 1M 19.2M
ACL ALCHEMIA -0.1 0.009 50k 3.2M
CRB CARBINE RESOURCE -0.0967741935484 0.028 50k 6.2M
HRR HERON RESOURCES -0.0932203389831 0.535 16k 142.6M
XTD XTD -0.0909090909091 0.03 223k 4.4M
BIT BIOTRON -0.0909090909091 0.02 54k 11.1M
DTZ DOTZ NANO -0.0869565217391 0.105 424k 17.3M