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.

TickerNamePrice% ChgMarket CapVolume
NVONVOI Ltd0.01+100.00%$10,400,00021.7M
SROShareroot Ltd0.002+100.00%$3,100,000300.0k
PCKPainchek Ltd0.06+73.53%$51,300,00012.8M
REFReverse Corp Ltd0.03+57.89%$2,800,00012.0M
NORNorwood Systems Ltd0.003+50.00%$4,800,00015.0M
MHCManhattan Corp Ltd0.004+33.33%$3,000,0001.0M
SUDSuda Pharmaceuticals Ltd0.004+33.33%$10,300,0001.5M
GBPGlobal Petroleum Ltd0.02+27.78%$4,700,0002.5k
ALTAnalytica Ltd0.005+25.00%$16,700,0001.0M
PCLPancontinental Oil & Gas NL0.003+25.00%$13,500,0004.3M
JXTJaxsta Ltd0.33+24.53%$72,000,00022.4k
KMTKopore Metals Ltd0.011+22.22%$6,000,0005.5M
IP1Integrated Payment Technologies0.02+21.43%$3,900,000502.4k
VN8Vonex Ltd0.15+20.00%$23,800,0001.2M
SGOStream Group Ltd0.012+20.00%$2,600,000171.1k
SRZStellar Resources Ltd/Australi0.013+18.18%$4,900,00051.5k
EAXEnergy Action Ltd0.38+16.92%$9,900,00012.0k
VMTVmoto Ltd0.08+16.67%$17,500,0001.3M
QFY Quantify Technology Holdings0.007+16.67%$6,800,000250.0k
ROGRed Sky Energy Ltd0.004+16.67%$3,900,000150.0k
VALValor Resources Ltd0.007+16.67%$13,300,0002.4M
BUGBuderim Group Ltd0.22+15.38%$19,400,000496k

 

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.

TickerNamePrice% ChgMarket CapVolume
UNLUnited Networks Ltd0.013-35.00%$2,500,000200.0k
MRDMount Ridley Mines Ltd0.001-33.33%$2,300,00040.0k
GLAGladiator Resources Ltd0.002-33.33%$1,500,0001.3M
AYRAlloy Resources Ltd0.002-33.33%$3,200,000569.4k
XPEXped Ltd0.002-25.00%$2,300,00050.0k
LRSLatin Resources Ltd0.002-25.00%$5,100,0005.5M
AZIAlta Zinc Ltd0.003-25.00%$5,500,0001.2M
INKIndago Energy Ltd0.03-21.43%$7,000,000250.0k
MSGMCS Services Ltd0.02-20.83%$3,400,00038.7M
TYXTyranna Resources Ltd0.004-20.00%$3,800,00080.0k
AULAustar Gold Ltd0.004-20.00%$13,600,0001.0M
SPXSpectrum Metals Ltd0.02-18.18%$22,800,00034.4M
EM1Emerge Gaming Ltd0.02-16.67%$13,400,00017.2M
AAJAruma Resources Ltd0.005-16.67%$3,100,000656.0k
OKUOklo Resources Ltd0.2-16.67%$71,000,000110.6k
BPLBroken Hill Prospecting Ltd0.02-15.79%$2,400,000600.0k
AEEAura Energy Ltd0.011-15.38%$13,900,0003.4M
NETNetLinkz Ltd0.11-15.38%$146,100,0004.8M
NTINeurotech International Ltd0.02-13.64%$2,600,0001.7M
OAU Ora Gold Ltd0.007-12.50%$4,500,000500k