Fans of paranormal TV shows got some good news overnight, with the release of the season three trailer for hit show Stranger Things.

And there was plenty to spook small cap investors on the ASX today too — and the usual round of good news too.

More broadly, the ASX Small Ordinaries (ASO) was down 0.34 per cent to 2766.3 points at 12pm EST.

WINNERS:

A few super-small caps were jumping around this morning, with no stock on the winners list having a market cap above $100 milliion.

The biggest among them was music data business Jaxsta Ltd (ASX: JXT), which is now worth $91 million.

It’s shares were up 25 per cent this morning and the company has been rocketing higher in March, during which time Jaxsta has signed product agreements with Universal Music and Warner Brothers. The company is now trading at 44 cents, up from 14 cents at the start of the month.

Leading the pack today was mining minnow Dateline Resources (ASX: DTR), which rose to 0.3 cents — good enough for a 50 per cent gain.

The company recently raised $14m from a rights issue, and now plans to explore for gold on its 2000 acres of freehold land in Colorado.

And speaking of exploring, Meteoric Resources (ASX: MEI) was up more than 15 per cent after acquiring two projects in the Alta Floresta Belt, which has been flagged by the major global miners as a potentially gigantic porphyry-style copper-gold deposit.

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks at midday on Thursday, March 21:

ASX CodeNameLast PricePercentage ChangeMarket CapVolume
DTR Dateline Resources Ltd0.00350%$22,900,000578.4k
EXO Ennox Group Ltd0.00433%$5,300,000150.0k
JXT Jaxsta Ltd0.4529%$91,600,000431.3k
SPX Spectrum Metals Ltd0.0227%$18,900,00035.1M
AJQ Armour Energy Ltd0.126%$48,800,0004.1M
AGD Austral Gold Ltd0.125%$53,400,00085.6k
ANL Amani Gold Ltd0.00325%$7,400,000200.0k
PEN Peninsula Energy Ltd0.2922%$72,300,0002.2M
CUX Crossland Strategic Metals Ltd0.00620%$6,100,00083.4k
MGT Magnetite Mines Ltd0.00620%$4,400,000167.0k
MHC Manhattan Corp Ltd0.00620%$3,700,0003.9M
ORM Orion Metals Ltd0.00620%$2,900,0003.4k
GBE Globe Metals & Mining Ltd0.01820%$8,400,000100.0k
FYI FYI Resources Ltd0.0620%$11,800,00040.0k
AHZ Admedus Ltd0.0419%$27,100,0003.3M
TPD Talon Petroleum Ltd0.00417%$5,900,000920.0k
TFL TasFoods Ltd0.1416%$30,000,00084.6k
TOU Tlou Energy Ltd0.1215%$47,000,000110.0k
GSW GetSwift Ltd0.1915%$36,800,000642.0k

LOSERS:

Biotechnology company Cynata Therapeutics (ASX: CYP) suffered the biggest fall in early trade, briefly slumping by more than 40 per cent.

The company advised that the expiry date on a potential licensing deal with Fujifilm Corporation had been extended to September 19.

Struggling gold miner Blackham Resources (ASX: BLK) got another touch-up, falling more than 30 per cent to below 2 cents per share after announcing a $26 million capital raising.

Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks at midday on Thursday, March 21:

ASX CodeNameLast PricePercentage ChangeMarket CapVolume
CYP Cynata Therapeutics Ltd1.05-41%$108,500,0001.8M
BLK Blackham Resources Ltd0.017-37%$24,800,00022.7M
DDD 3D Resources Ltd0.002-33%$2,200,000503.3k
MSR Manas Resources Ltd0.003-24%$7,900,0001.2M
CSE Copper Strike Ltd0.09-22%$9,600,0009.0k
9SP 9 Spokes International Ltd0.03-20%$13,400,0005.6M
VAL Valor Resources Ltd0.002-20%$3,800,00067.0k
SMI Santana Minerals Ltd0.004-20%$2,400,0004.1M
SBR Sabre Resources Ltd0.004-20%$2,000,000500.0k
VIC Victory Mines Ltd0.003-17%$3,100,0003.3M
NOR Norwood Systems Ltd0.003-17%$3,600,00020.0k
IMS Impelus Ltd0.01-17%$6,900,00010.0k
SPT Splitit Payments Ltd1.05-16%$285,000,00010.4M
FFG Fatfish Blockchain Ltd0.017-15%$9,600,0004.0M
CLI CropLogic Ltd0.023-15%$7,100,00023.1M
ADV Ardiden Ltd0.003-14%$5,000,000125.0k
ODA Orcoda Ltd0.1-14%$8,900,00020.0k
NVU Nanoveu Ltd0.08-14%$10,700,00018.9k
EUR European Lithium Ltd0.13-14%$72,600,000793.6k