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 Code Name Last Price Percentage Change Market Cap Volume
DTR Dateline Resources Ltd 0.003 50% $22,900,000 578.4k
EXO Ennox Group Ltd 0.004 33% $5,300,000 150.0k
JXT Jaxsta Ltd 0.45 29% $91,600,000 431.3k
SPX Spectrum Metals Ltd 0.02 27% $18,900,000 35.1M
AJQ Armour Energy Ltd 0.1 26% $48,800,000 4.1M
AGD Austral Gold Ltd 0.1 25% $53,400,000 85.6k
ANL Amani Gold Ltd 0.003 25% $7,400,000 200.0k
PEN Peninsula Energy Ltd 0.29 22% $72,300,000 2.2M
CUX Crossland Strategic Metals Ltd 0.006 20% $6,100,000 83.4k
MGT Magnetite Mines Ltd 0.006 20% $4,400,000 167.0k
MHC Manhattan Corp Ltd 0.006 20% $3,700,000 3.9M
ORM Orion Metals Ltd 0.006 20% $2,900,000 3.4k
GBE Globe Metals & Mining Ltd 0.018 20% $8,400,000 100.0k
FYI FYI Resources Ltd 0.06 20% $11,800,000 40.0k
AHZ Admedus Ltd 0.04 19% $27,100,000 3.3M
TPD Talon Petroleum Ltd 0.004 17% $5,900,000 920.0k
TFL TasFoods Ltd 0.14 16% $30,000,000 84.6k
TOU Tlou Energy Ltd 0.12 15% $47,000,000 110.0k
GSW GetSwift Ltd 0.19 15% $36,800,000 642.0k

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 Code Name Last Price Percentage Change Market Cap Volume
CYP Cynata Therapeutics Ltd 1.05 -41% $108,500,000 1.8M
BLK Blackham Resources Ltd 0.017 -37% $24,800,000 22.7M
DDD 3D Resources Ltd 0.002 -33% $2,200,000 503.3k
MSR Manas Resources Ltd 0.003 -24% $7,900,000 1.2M
CSE Copper Strike Ltd 0.09 -22% $9,600,000 9.0k
9SP 9 Spokes International Ltd 0.03 -20% $13,400,000 5.6M
VAL Valor Resources Ltd 0.002 -20% $3,800,000 67.0k
SMI Santana Minerals Ltd 0.004 -20% $2,400,000 4.1M
SBR Sabre Resources Ltd 0.004 -20% $2,000,000 500.0k
VIC Victory Mines Ltd 0.003 -17% $3,100,000 3.3M
NOR Norwood Systems Ltd 0.003 -17% $3,600,000 20.0k
IMS Impelus Ltd 0.01 -17% $6,900,000 10.0k
SPT Splitit Payments Ltd 1.05 -16% $285,000,000 10.4M
FFG Fatfish Blockchain Ltd 0.017 -15% $9,600,000 4.0M
CLI CropLogic Ltd 0.023 -15% $7,100,000 23.1M
ADV Ardiden Ltd 0.003 -14% $5,000,000 125.0k
ODA Orcoda Ltd 0.1 -14% $8,900,000 20.0k
NVU Nanoveu Ltd 0.08 -14% $10,700,000 18.9k
EUR European Lithium Ltd 0.13 -14% $72,600,000 793.6k