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:

Swipe or scroll to reveal the full table. Click headings to sort

Ticker Name Price % Chg Market Cap Volume
GLA Gladiator Resources Ltd 0.002 100% $2,900,000 500.0k
SCI Silver City Minerals Ltd 0.011 38% $3,200,000 3.1M
CZN Corazon Mining Ltd 0.004 33% $5,500,000 200.0k
LRS Latin Resources Ltd 0.002 33% $6,700,000 400.0k
ROG Red Sky Energy Ltd 0.004 33% $4,500,000 68.9M
MXC MGC Pharmaceuticals Ltd 0.04 26% $50,900,000 19.5M
8CO 8common Ltd 0.09 25% $13,100,000 642.2k
FND Finders Resources Ltd 0.2 25% $157,800,000 74.1k
NVO NVOI Ltd 0.005 25% $3,600,000 800.0k
PCL Pancontinental Oil & Gas NL 0.003 25% $13,500,000 2.8M
GBT GBST Holdings Ltd 2.42 23% $163,000,000 284.2k
CBY Canterbury Resources Ltd 0.32 20% $26,500,000 326.7k
EPM Eclipse Uranium Ltd 0.003 20% $3,400,000 500.0k
VIC Victory Mines Ltd 0.003 20% $3,700,000 790.0k
LI3 Lithium Consolidated Ltd 0.12 20% $10,900,000 8.0k
NOV Novatti Group Ltd 0.26 18% $39,200,000 322.5k
DHR Dark Horse Resources Ltd 0.007 17% $13,800,000 923.3k
IAM Intiger Group Ltd 0.007 17% $11,700,000 10.0k
MTH Mithril Resources Ltd 0.007 17% $3,000,000 42.9k
PNX PNX METALS Ltd 0.007 17% $10,700,000 1.6M
PM1 Pure Minerals Ltd 0.015 15% $4,700,000 100.0k

 

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:

Swipe or scroll to reveal the full table. Click headings to sort

Ticker Name Price % Chg Market Cap Volume
RFX Redflow Ltd 0.05 -26% $32,800,000 3.6M
ANW Aus Tin Mining Ltd 0.01 -21% $23,900,000 3.5M
HOR Horseshoe Metals Ltd 0.01 -20% $2,300,000 55.0k
MRQ MRG Metals Ltd 0.004 -20% $2,700,000 13.0k
GTE Great Western Exploration Ltd 0.004 -20% $3,900,000 180.0k
RVS Revasum Inc 1.34 -19% $103,000,000 100.0k
RMX Red Mountain Mining Ltd 0.005 -17% $3,900,000 1.1M
QGL Quantum Graphite Ltd 0.003 -17% $18,900,000 666.7k
QFY Quantify Technology Holdings L 0.006 -14% $5,800,000 161.8k
FGO Flamingo AI Ltd 0.006 -14% $6,700,000 1.1M
LIN Lindian Resources Ltd 0.013 -13% $4,900,000 2.0M
AVH Avita Medical Ltd 0.35 -13% $680,500,000 8.8M
NTI Neurotech International Ltd 0.007 -13% $950,000 13.3k
LMG Latrobe Magnesium Ltd 0.007 -13% $9,100,000 296.2k
NET NetLinkz Ltd 0.1 -12% $138,500,000 7.8M