The Bankstown office of LJ Hooker set the internet alight yesterday, after posting a video ad showing two people dancing dramatically in a property situated at Padstow, NSW.

It could either be classified as a train wreck or strangely satisfying, depending on a viewer’s visceral response to viral content.

LJ Hooker’s communications team edged toward the former, eventually choosing to take the video down.

There hasn’t been much dancing on kitchen benches among ASX small caps today, as the Small Ordinaries followed the broader index lower into the Easter break.

As at 12pm AEST the Small Ords had fallen by 10.4 points to 2,792.60 — a percentage fall of 0.37 per cent.

GOING UP

A total of 11 small caps posted gains of at least 20 per cent in morning trade, and 10 of those were from two sectors — energy and resources.

Lithium minnow Caeneus Minerals (ASX: CADDA) led the way, rising 50 per cent to 0.2 cents just two days after an 80 per cent fall.

Of the top 11, just two of them posted newsworthy announcements within the last week. Caeneus announced the results of a shareholder’s meeting last Friday, where a consolidation of the company’s stock was approved by the “requisite show of hands”.

And Victory Mines (ASX: VIC) sent a letter to shareholders last Thursday, announcing it was looking to raise $1.225 million via a one-for-three share offer priced at 0.3 cents per share.

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks at 12.00pm on Thursday, April 18.

Ticker Name Price % Chg Market Cap Volume
CADDA Caeneus Minerals Ltd 0.002 50% $2,800,000 1.0M
SI6 Six Sigma Metals Ltd 0.005 43% $2,300,000 46.1M
SKN Skin Elements Ltd 0.04 36% $5,500,000 668.1k
EMP Emperor Energy Ltd 0.004 33% $4,100,000 8.8M
MSR Manas Resources Ltd 0.004 33% $10,600,000 125.0k
SUH Southern Hemisphere Mining Ltd 0.05 25% $4,400,000 8.5k
MRQ MRG Metals Ltd 0.005 25% $3,300,000 300.0k
NAE New Age Exploration Ltd 0.006 20% $5,300,000 1.6M
QGL Quantum Graphite Ltd 0.003 20% $22,700,000 5.0M
VIC Victory Mines Ltd 0.003 20% $3,700,000 574.0k
NWM Norwest Minerals Ltd 0.18 20% $9,400,000 4.4k
SWF SelfWealth Ltd 0.11 18% $18,600,000 177.2k
KMT Kopore Metals Ltd 0.013 18% $7,100,000 150.0k
VAL Valor Resources Ltd 0.004 17% $7,600,000 6.3M
DHR Dark Horse Resources Ltd 0.007 17% $13,800,000 901.5k
FGO Flamingo AI Ltd 0.007 17% $7,800,000 2.0M
AUL Austar Gold Ltd 0.004 14% $13,600,000 274.6k
GPR Geopacific Resources Ltd 0.02 14% $41,500,000 1.6M
ICG Inca Minerals Ltd 0.004 14% $12,100,000 63.8k
SYT Syntonic Ltd 0.008 14% $25,800,000 477.5k

 

GOING DOWN

Today’s laggards were led by a couple of familiar names that trade in the penny-stock range below 1 cent.

3D printing company 333D Ltd (ASX: T3D) has been fluctuating recently, and today slumped by 50 per cent back to 1 cent per share.

Junior mining explorer Cougar Metals (ASX: CGM) fell by the same amount to the same price. Neither company has posted any announcements within the last week.

Elsewhere, Carpentaria Resources Limited (ASX:CAP) fell by almost 20 per cent to 5.4 cents, one day after announcing a rights issue to eligible shareholders. CAP is aiming to raise around $2m via the issuance of over 41 million shares priced at 4.8 cents.

Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks at 12.00pm on Thursday, April 18.

Ticker Name Price % Chg Market Cap Volume
T3D 333D Ltd 0.001 -50.00% $881,000 255.0k
CGM Cougar Metals NL 0.001 -50.00% $1,100,000 66.2M
MRV Moreton Resources Ltd 0.004 -33.33% $12,400,000 6.0M
CYQ Cycliq Group Ltd 0.002 -33.33% $1,900,000 75.0k
LRS Latin Resources Ltd 0.003 -25.00% $5,000,000 8.1M
BUY Bounty Oil & Gas NL 0.003 -25.00% $2,900,000 125.0k
MNC Metminco Ltd 0.002 -20.00% $2,400,000 1.1M
CAP Carpentaria Resources Ltd 0.05 -19.40% $11,500,000 232.3k
NC6 Nanollose ltd 0.06 -17.39% $4,300,000 937k
ELT Elementos Ltd 0.005 -16.67% $7,700,000 449.2k
AOU Auroch Minerals Ltd 0.06 -15.94% $5,800,000 65.6k
PNX PNX METALS Ltd 0.006 -14.29% $9,100,000 86.7k
TIE Tietto Minerals Ltd 0.16 -13.51% $36,700,000 155.7k
K2F K2FLY Ltd 0.13 -13.33% $8,700,000 61.2k
UUV UUV Aquabotix Ltd 0.013 -13.33% $2,100,000 114.1k
CI1 Credit Intelligence Ltd 0.013 -13.33% $10,700,000 1.5M

Happy Easter holidays everyone, and RIP to the original version of the LJ Hooker video.

Luckily, Twitter account @AttackOfTheClaw has done the Lord’s work, posting a remix of the ad which happens to match perfectly with the dirty dancing soundtrack (of course it does).