Here are your biggest small cap winners and losers in morning trade. But first – some good news.

US and European markets rallied yesterday as US-Iran tensions ostensibly ‘eased’, while fresh US economic data revealed that 202,000 private sector jobs were created in December — well above the forecast +160,000.

Locally, things are looking up for the housing construction sector which has just hit 19-month highs. Growth of house building approvals are also near four-year highs.

“The strong rebound in Sydney and Melbourne home prices, record-low borrowing costs and still-solid population growth could underpin demand and the eventual bottoming-out in the construction sector by late 2020,” Commsec writes.

“Commonwealth Bank Group economists expect another interest rate cut on 4 February 2020 to support the economy.”

The ASX200 and ASX Small Ord Indexes are up 0.89 per cent and 1.18 per cent, respectively, in morning trade.

Here are all your key small cap winners and losers in morning trade for Thursday, January 9:



Lake Resources (ASX:LKE) +54.4%

Argentinean lithium play Lake says its disruptive processing tech really works – sending the stock up over 60 per cent in early trade.

99.9 per cent battery grade lithium carbonate (that’s high) was produced with very low impurities (that’s very important) from the Kachi brine project using California-based Lilac Solutions’ potentially game changing tech.

Lake expects to release a prefeasibility study (PFS) on the low opex project within the next month.


Adavale Resources (ASX:ADD) +52%

Former uranium play/shell company Adavale has submitted applications over tenements neighbouring the government owned Kabanga project in Tanzania — one of the largest undeveloped nickel sulphide projects in the world.

Major miners Glencore and Barrick previously spent hundreds of millions on exploration and predevelopment at Kabanga, before mothballing the project due to low nickel prices.

Adavale says it is assessing whether to tender for the Kabanga project as well.


Vection Technologies (ASX:VR1) +19%

Vection – formely Servtech — will be paid $500,000 by a new Italian client to supply virtual reality dental training software.

Vection managing director Gianmarco Biagi is hoping to parlay this deal into a broader push into the VR health training sector, and says the company is in discussion with “multiple parties”.


Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks at 12pm Thursday January 9:

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Code Name Price % Chg Market Cap
CIO Connected IO 0.004 +100.00% $9.6M
LKE Lake Resources 0.05 +54.55% $27.0M
ADD Adavale Resources 0.03 +52.63% $4.6M
ANW Aus Tin Mining 0.0015 +50.00% $3.9M
LCY Legacy Iron Ore 0.003 +50.00% $10.3M
PCL Pancontinental Oil & Gas 0.002 +33.33% $10.8M
AUH AustChina Holdings 0.005 +25.00% $7.8M
BMG BMG Resources 0.005 +25.00% $2.9M
DTR Dateline Resources 0.0025 +25.00% $20.5M
TMX Terrain Minerals 0.005 +25.00% $3.6M
CP1 CannPal Animal Therapeutics 0.16 +23.08% $14.9M
ONE Oneview Healthcare 0.14 +22.73% $23.4M
RNX Renegade Exploration 0.003 +20.00% $2.1M
TSC Twenty Seven Co 0.012 +20.00% $13.4M
VR1 Vection Technologies 0.03 +19.05% $16.4M
AEE Aura Energy 0.007 +16.67% $11.4M
BAT Battery Minerals 0.007 +16.67% $9.2M
GME GME Resources 0.06 +15.38% $30.4M
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Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks at 12pm Thursday January 9:

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Code Name Price % Chg Market Cap
SRN Surefire Resources 0.002 -33.33% $1.3M
GGX Gas2Grid 0.002 -33.33% $2.5M
CCE Carnegie Clean Energy 0.001 -33.33% $11.1M
SIH Sihayo Gold 0.013 -27.78% $27.3M
ECT Environmental Clean Technologies 0.0015 -25.00% $9.6M
ARO Astro Resources 0.0015 -25.00% $1.9M
ORM Orion Metals 0.015 -21.05% $7.7M
BIR BIR Financial 0.08 -20.00% $6.5M
CLZ Classic Minerals 0.002 -20.00% $14.0M
KGM KalNorth Gold Mines 0.005 -16.67% $4.5M
GTG Genetic Technologies 0.0085 -15.00% $34.5M
IMS Impelus 0.006 -14.29% $4.2M
NWM Norwest Minerals 0.17 -13.16% $13.8M
PPY Papyrus Australia 0.015 -11.76% $4.0M
LSR Lodestar Minerals 0.0115 -11.54% $9.8M
TAS Tasman Resources 0.04 -11.11% $21.1M
WRM White Rock Minerals 0.004 -11.11% $7.4M
ENT Enterprise Metals 0.008 -11.11% $3.3M
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