Here are the key ASX small cap winners and losers at lunch Fri Oct 19:

The ASX Small Ords index was down 0.4 per cent or 12 points to 2703 by 12.40pm AEST.

GOING UP

Parkinson’s researcher Living Cell Tech (ASX:LCT) almost doubled in price today — with no news in the market.

By midday some $2.5 million worth of shares had changed hands, pushing the stock up 88 per cent to an intraday high of 8.3c. It cooled to 5.5c by midday.

Living Cell is monitoring Parkinson’s patients in a Phase IIb clinical trial of its NTCELL technology to figure out if the treatment should advance to commercialisation.

Business IT provider Tomizone (ASX:TOM) jumped 40 per cent to 1.4c today after a positive market update.

Following a seasonal sales dip “September saw a rebound and an increase in both sales and inbound leads”, the group told investors.

“In addition October has continued the September trend with stronger sales again. This pattern should see continued strength in sales for the current quarter.”

Tomizone also re-signed its two biggest wi-fi customers — described as a major Australian bank and a major New Zealand supermarket chain.

Vanadium and oil shale play QEM (ASX:QEM) made a steady ASX debut Friday morning — trading around its 20c issue price.

In the first half-hour of trade, the stock (ASX:QEM) advanced as much as 5 per cent to trade at 21c before returning level with its IPO price.

About 600,000 shares worth $126,120 changed hands in 19 trades during that time.

QEM closed its $5 million IPO over-subscribed in September.

European Cobalt shares (ASX:EUC) jumped Friday morning after the explorer returned high-grade cobalt and nickel from shallow underground drilling at its flagship “Dobsina” project in Slovakia.

The stock was up 13 per cent to 5.3c in morning trade before falling back to 4.9c at lunch.

European Cobalt shares have been hit hard this year — alongside many of its cobalt peers — falling from highs of 28.5c.

Shallow portable drilling at the historic Joremeny Adit underground mine at Dobsina returned high grades of up to 4.9 per cent cobalt and 5.04  per cent nickel.

In general, less than 1 per cent cobalt is low grade and over 2 per cent is high grade.

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks at 12.15pm Fri Oct 19:

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ASX code Company Price change today (12.15pm) Price (12.15pm) Volume Market Cap
BPH BPH ENERGY 2 0.003 91k 1.0M
SHH SHREE MINERALS L 0.647058823529 0.028 48k 4.8M
LCT LIVING CELL TECH 0.512195121951 0.062 2M 23.4M
PCL PANCONTINENTAL 0.5 0.003 4M 13.5M
MOX MONAX MINING 0.5 0.003 2M 1.8M
GLA GLADIATOR RESOUR 0.5 0.003 5M 2.5M
TOM TOMIZONE 0.4 0.014 50k 4.3M
LNY LANEWAY RESOURCE 0.333333333333 0.004 300k 10.6M
ARO ASTRO RESOURCES 0.333333333333 0.004 26k 2.7M
KTA KRAKATOA RESOURC 0.304347826087 0.03 50k 2.7M
TNY TINYBEANS GROUP 0.25 0.275 25k 7.2M
S3R SERPENTINE TECHN 0.25 0.005 28M 2.9M
OVL ORO VERDE 0.25 0.005 200k 6.2M
AGE ALLIGATOR ENERGY 0.25 0.005 7M 4.0M
SDL SUNDANCE RESOURC 0.2 0.006 5M 46.1M
PMY PACIFICO MINERAL 0.2 0.006 500k 6.8M
KPC KAZAKHSTAN POTAS 0.2 0.006 200k 6.6M
DW8 DAWINE 0.2 0.006 206k 2.9M
ALT ANALYTICA 0.2 0.006 550k 18.4M
WCN WHITE CLIFF MINE 0.1875 0.019 174k 1.5M
CYQ CYCLIQ GROUP 0.166666666667 0.007 263k 4.7M
ENR ENCOUNTER RESOUR 0.162790697674 0.05 65k 10.3M
VML VITAL METALS 0.142857142857 0.008 57M 12.2M
KAS KASBAH RESOURCES 0.142857142857 0.008 2M 7.3M
TPS THREAT PROTECT A 0.125 0.18 74k 20.1M
WML WOOMERA MINING L 0.122448979592 0.11 20k 11.0M
PAB PATRYS 0.121212121212 0.037 4M 35.3M
HWK HAWKSTONE MINING 0.12 0.028 727k 14.3M
NOX NOXOPHARM 0.114035087719 0.635 18k 69.6M
UBN URBANISE.COM 0.111111111111 0.03 125k 18.4M
FFG FATFISH INTERNET 0.105263157895 0.021 31k 9.8M
TLX TELIX PHARMA 0.104651162791 0.95 661k 182.6M
SCU STEMCELL UNITED 0.103448275862 0.032 13M 14.9M
PYC PHYLOGICA 0.1 0.033 867k 68.6M

 

GOING DOWN

eSense Labs (ASX:ESE) dropped back on Friday after almost tripling to 10c earlier in the week — and earning an ASX query.

The stock dropped 29 per cent to 7.1c by 1pm AEST.

On Thursday eSense told investors the UK pilot deal for its lemon terpene liquid had made $US18,000 since March.

The ASX questioned when it started selling to the anonymous company after its share price surged 75 per cent.

Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks at 12.15pm Fri Oct 19:

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ASX code Company Price change today (12.15pm) Price (12.15pm) Volume Market Cap
MNB MINBOS RESOURCES -0.5 0.001 1M 8.5M
SBU SIBURAN RESOURCE -0.333333333333 0.002 1M 2.1M
QGL QUANTUM GRAPHITE -0.333333333333 0.002 685k 22.5M
ESE ESENSE-LAB -0.27 0.073 10M 8.1M
MDX MINDAX -0.266666666667 0.011 39k 12.4M
MEM MEMPHASYS -0.26 0.037 185M 18.2M
QFY QUANTIFY TECHNOL -0.25 0.012 540k 12.8M
ABV ADVANCED BRAKING -0.25 0.003 6M 10.4M
FHS FREEHILL MINING -0.222222222222 0.014 40k 7.3M
IEC INTRA ENERGY COR -0.214285714286 0.011 50k 5.4M
AO1 ASSETOWL -0.212121212121 0.026 100k 2.9M
MSE METALSEARCH -0.2 0.008 1M 4.8M
LRS LATIN RESOURCES -0.2 0.004 2M 14.1M
ANL AMANI GOLD -0.166666666667 0.005 22k 9.7M
TSN TRANSACTION SOLU -0.142857142857 0.006 301k 15.2M
DHR DARK HORSE RESOU -0.142857142857 0.006 74k 12.5M
SW1 SWIFT NETWORKS G -0.129032258065 0.27 114k 37.6M
DTM DART MINING NL -0.125 0.007 425k 6.9M
BOC BOUGAINVILLE COP -0.125 0.14 4k 64.2M
EHX EHR RESOURCES -0.117647058824 0.03 115k 4.3M
CRL COMET RESOURCES -0.117647058824 0.03 260k 7.0M
AEB AFFINITY ENERGY -0.117647058824 0.015 61M 16.0M
TTL TRANSCENDENCE TE -0.115384615385 0.023 671k 4.5M
RIM RIMFIRE PAC MNG -0.111111111111 0.008 1M 8.5M
RFN REFFIND -0.111111111111 0.008 600k 4.6M
CAF CENTREPOINT ALLI -0.107142857143 0.125 7k 22.0M
MRN MACQUARIE MEDIA -0.106145251397 1.6 41k 306.1M
MOB MOBILICOM -0.105263157895 0.085 110k 20.7M
IGE INTEGRATED GREEN -0.105263157895 0.34 136k 143.8M
KZA KAZIA THERAPEUTI -0.104651162791 0.385 530 20.8M