After seven years in Ecuador’s London embassy, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange was arrested by UK police last night at the invite of the Ecuadoreans.

The UK police said they arrested Assange for breaching his bail conditions in 2012 and then “further arrested on behalf of the United States authorities”.

But the US may have to get in line behind Sweden, which is reportedly also looking to have their pound of flesh.

Here are the key ASX small cap winners at lunch Friday, April 12:

The ASX Small Ords was up 7.8 points or 0.30 per cent to 2,788.2 at 12.02pm AEST.

GOING UP

Gladiator Resources (ASX:GLA) surged today, its stock up a whopping 100 per cent — but yes, only on $1000 worth of trades and to a still-low base of 0.2c.

Nonetheless, someone clearly liked the fact that it is hiring people in Australia and the Democratic Republic of Congo to get the legal and technical due diligence done on of the Mpokoto gold project. Enough to spend $1000 anyway.

Silver City Minerals (ASX:SCI) was up 38 per cent even though it delivered a big hike in the half year loss, to $1.2m, and less revenue than the corresponding period in 2017.

GBST (ASX:GBT) was up on news that Bravura Solutions wants to pay $2.50 to buy it (or a 35c dividend and 0.4095 Bravura shares). GBST hasn’t responded to the offer yet, but investors certainly think it’s a goer, pushing the stock up to $2.42.

And Canterbury Resources (ASX:CBY) says it’s found broad zones of porphyry style copper mineralisation at its PNG Ekoato prospect.

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks at 11.30 Friday, April 12:

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TickerNamePrice% ChgMarket CapVolume
GLAGladiator Resources Ltd0.002100%$2,900,000500.0k
SCISilver City Minerals Ltd0.01138%$3,200,0003.1M
CZNCorazon Mining Ltd0.00433%$5,500,000200.0k
LRSLatin Resources Ltd0.00233%$6,700,000400.0k
ROGRed Sky Energy Ltd0.00433%$4,500,00068.9M
MXCMGC Pharmaceuticals Ltd0.0426%$50,900,00019.5M
8CO8common Ltd0.0925%$13,100,000642.2k
FNDFinders Resources Ltd0.225%$157,800,00074.1k
NVONVOI Ltd0.00525%$3,600,000800.0k
PCLPancontinental Oil & Gas NL0.00325%$13,500,0002.8M
GBTGBST Holdings Ltd2.4223%$163,000,000284.2k
CBYCanterbury Resources Ltd0.3220%$26,500,000326.7k
EPMEclipse Uranium Ltd0.00320%$3,400,000500.0k
VICVictory Mines Ltd0.00320%$3,700,000790.0k
LI3Lithium Consolidated Ltd0.1220%$10,900,0008.0k
NOVNovatti Group Ltd0.2618%$39,200,000322.5k
DHRDark Horse Resources Ltd0.00717%$13,800,000923.3k
IAMIntiger Group Ltd0.00717%$11,700,00010.0k
MTHMithril Resources Ltd0.00717%$3,000,00042.9k
PNXPNX METALS Ltd0.00717%$10,700,0001.6M
PM1Pure Minerals Ltd0.01515%$4,700,000100.0k

 

GOING DOWN

Redflow (ASX:RFX) slumped today because it announced a capital raising at 4.6c — the lowest price the stock has been at since 2013.

Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks at 11.30 Friday, April 12:

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TickerNamePrice% ChgMarket CapVolume
RFXRedflow Ltd0.05-26%$32,800,0003.6M
ANWAus Tin Mining Ltd0.01-21%$23,900,0003.5M
HORHorseshoe Metals Ltd0.01-20%$2,300,00055.0k
MRQMRG Metals Ltd0.004-20%$2,700,00013.0k
GTEGreat Western Exploration Ltd0.004-20%$3,900,000180.0k
RVSRevasum Inc1.34-19%$103,000,000100.0k
RMXRed Mountain Mining Ltd0.005-17%$3,900,0001.1M
QGLQuantum Graphite Ltd0.003-17%$18,900,000666.7k
QFYQuantify Technology Holdings L0.006-14%$5,800,000161.8k
FGOFlamingo AI Ltd0.006-14%$6,700,0001.1M
LINLindian Resources Ltd0.013-13%$4,900,0002.0M
AVHAvita Medical Ltd0.35-13%$680,500,0008.8M
NTINeurotech International Ltd0.007-13%$950,00013.3k
LMGLatrobe Magnesium Ltd0.007-13%$9,100,000296.2k
NETNetLinkz Ltd0.1-12%$138,500,0007.8M