We won’t tell you who won the battle for Winterfell on Game of Thrones last night, in what was the longest recorded fight scene in television and movie history.

But on the ASX Small Ords this morning, the level of drama has been slightly more muted. For one thing, the Night King and his army of the dead aren’t looking to erase the recorded history of the Seven Kingdoms.

But that doesn’t mean everything’s rosy, with local stocks struggling for traction in morning trade. As at 12:00pm AEST, the Small Ords was down 9.6 points, or 0.34 per cent, to 2,849.70.

GOING UP

Employment technology stock Nvoi Ltd (ASX: NVO) doubled up to 1 cent per share after announcing a round of board and management changes. CEO Jennifer Maritz and company secretary Michael Bermeister are out, with John Winters stepping into the role of interim CEO on a salary of $120,000 per year.

Also posting a 100 per cent gain was tiny data-sharing company Shareroot (ASX: SRO), which jumped to 0.2 cents on no news.

And it’s been a good session for PainChek (ASX:PCK), which makes mobile medical apps that use facial recognition to assess pain in medical patients.

The stock jumped by 13 per cent yesterday after announcing a $5m grant from the Morrison government, and soared by more than 70 per cent today to 6.1 cents following the release of its quarterly trading update. Painchek said the government funding will be used to expand the rollout of its pain-testing technology in aged care facilities.

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks at 12.00pm AEST, Tuesday, April 30.

Ticker Name Price % Chg Market Cap Volume
NVO NVOI Ltd 0.01 +100.00% $10,400,000 21.7M
SRO Shareroot Ltd 0.002 +100.00% $3,100,000 300.0k
PCK Painchek Ltd 0.06 +73.53% $51,300,000 12.8M
REF Reverse Corp Ltd 0.03 +57.89% $2,800,000 12.0M
NOR Norwood Systems Ltd 0.003 +50.00% $4,800,000 15.0M
MHC Manhattan Corp Ltd 0.004 +33.33% $3,000,000 1.0M
SUD Suda Pharmaceuticals Ltd 0.004 +33.33% $10,300,000 1.5M
GBP Global Petroleum Ltd 0.02 +27.78% $4,700,000 2.5k
ALT Analytica Ltd 0.005 +25.00% $16,700,000 1.0M
PCL Pancontinental Oil & Gas NL 0.003 +25.00% $13,500,000 4.3M
JXT Jaxsta Ltd 0.33 +24.53% $72,000,000 22.4k
KMT Kopore Metals Ltd 0.011 +22.22% $6,000,000 5.5M
IP1 Integrated Payment Technologies 0.02 +21.43% $3,900,000 502.4k
VN8 Vonex Ltd 0.15 +20.00% $23,800,000 1.2M
SGO Stream Group Ltd 0.012 +20.00% $2,600,000 171.1k
SRZ Stellar Resources Ltd/Australi 0.013 +18.18% $4,900,000 51.5k
EAX Energy Action Ltd 0.38 +16.92% $9,900,000 12.0k
VMT Vmoto Ltd 0.08 +16.67% $17,500,000 1.3M
QFY Quantify Technology Holdings 0.007 +16.67% $6,800,000 250.0k
ROG Red Sky Energy Ltd 0.004 +16.67% $3,900,000 150.0k
VAL Valor Resources Ltd 0.007 +16.67% $13,300,000 2.4M
BUG Buderim Group Ltd 0.22 +15.38% $19,400,000 496k

 

GOING DOWN

Telecoms minnow United Networks (ASX: UNL) led the laggards today, falling by 35 per cent to 1.3 cents in morning trade. The company’s share price has been in steady decline since it listed in early 2017 with a stable of blue-chip backers at 20 cents per share.

Elsewhere, there was the usual round of 20-30 per cent declines among junior mining stocks, led by Mount Ridley Mines Ltd (ASX:MRD), Gladiator Resources (ASX: GLA) and Alloy Resources (ASX: AYR) which all lost a third of their value.

Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks at 12.00pm AEST, Tuesday, April 30.

Ticker Name Price % Chg Market Cap Volume
UNL United Networks Ltd 0.013 -35.00% $2,500,000 200.0k
MRD Mount Ridley Mines Ltd 0.001 -33.33% $2,300,000 40.0k
GLA Gladiator Resources Ltd 0.002 -33.33% $1,500,000 1.3M
AYR Alloy Resources Ltd 0.002 -33.33% $3,200,000 569.4k
XPE Xped Ltd 0.002 -25.00% $2,300,000 50.0k
LRS Latin Resources Ltd 0.002 -25.00% $5,100,000 5.5M
AZI Alta Zinc Ltd 0.003 -25.00% $5,500,000 1.2M
INK Indago Energy Ltd 0.03 -21.43% $7,000,000 250.0k
MSG MCS Services Ltd 0.02 -20.83% $3,400,000 38.7M
TYX Tyranna Resources Ltd 0.004 -20.00% $3,800,000 80.0k
AUL Austar Gold Ltd 0.004 -20.00% $13,600,000 1.0M
SPX Spectrum Metals Ltd 0.02 -18.18% $22,800,000 34.4M
EM1 Emerge Gaming Ltd 0.02 -16.67% $13,400,000 17.2M
AAJ Aruma Resources Ltd 0.005 -16.67% $3,100,000 656.0k
OKU Oklo Resources Ltd 0.2 -16.67% $71,000,000 110.6k
BPL Broken Hill Prospecting Ltd 0.02 -15.79% $2,400,000 600.0k
AEE Aura Energy Ltd 0.011 -15.38% $13,900,000 3.4M
NET NetLinkz Ltd 0.11 -15.38% $146,100,000 4.8M
NTI Neurotech International Ltd 0.02 -13.64% $2,600,000 1.7M
OAU Ora Gold Ltd 0.007 -12.50% $4,500,000 500k