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.

TickerNamePrice% ChgMarket CapVolume
CADDACaeneus Minerals Ltd0.00250%$2,800,0001.0M
SI6Six Sigma Metals Ltd0.00543%$2,300,00046.1M
SKNSkin Elements Ltd0.0436%$5,500,000668.1k
EMPEmperor Energy Ltd0.00433%$4,100,0008.8M
MSRManas Resources Ltd0.00433%$10,600,000125.0k
SUHSouthern Hemisphere Mining Ltd0.0525%$4,400,0008.5k
MRQMRG Metals Ltd0.00525%$3,300,000300.0k
NAENew Age Exploration Ltd0.00620%$5,300,0001.6M
QGLQuantum Graphite Ltd0.00320%$22,700,0005.0M
VICVictory Mines Ltd0.00320%$3,700,000574.0k
NWMNorwest Minerals Ltd0.1820%$9,400,0004.4k
SWFSelfWealth Ltd0.1118%$18,600,000177.2k
KMTKopore Metals Ltd0.01318%$7,100,000150.0k
VALValor Resources Ltd0.00417%$7,600,0006.3M
DHRDark Horse Resources Ltd0.00717%$13,800,000901.5k
FGOFlamingo AI Ltd0.00717%$7,800,0002.0M
AULAustar Gold Ltd0.00414%$13,600,000274.6k
GPRGeopacific Resources Ltd0.0214%$41,500,0001.6M
ICGInca Minerals Ltd0.00414%$12,100,00063.8k
SYTSyntonic Ltd0.00814%$25,800,000477.5k

 

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.

TickerNamePrice% ChgMarket CapVolume
T3D333D Ltd0.001-50.00%$881,000255.0k
CGMCougar Metals NL0.001-50.00%$1,100,00066.2M
MRVMoreton Resources Ltd0.004-33.33%$12,400,0006.0M
CYQCycliq Group Ltd0.002-33.33%$1,900,00075.0k
LRSLatin Resources Ltd0.003-25.00%$5,000,0008.1M
BUYBounty Oil & Gas NL0.003-25.00%$2,900,000125.0k
MNCMetminco Ltd0.002-20.00%$2,400,0001.1M
CAPCarpentaria Resources Ltd0.05-19.40%$11,500,000232.3k
NC6Nanollose ltd0.06-17.39%$4,300,000937k
ELTElementos Ltd0.005-16.67%$7,700,000449.2k
AOUAuroch Minerals Ltd0.06-15.94%$5,800,00065.6k
PNXPNX METALS Ltd0.006-14.29%$9,100,00086.7k
TIETietto Minerals Ltd0.16-13.51%$36,700,000155.7k
K2FK2FLY Ltd0.13-13.33%$8,700,00061.2k
UUVUUV Aquabotix Ltd0.013-13.33%$2,100,000114.1k
CI1Credit Intelligence Ltd0.013-13.33%$10,700,0001.5M

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).