Have you ever wondered what Tom DeLonge was up to since he left Blink-182?

He’s gone from playing all the small things to a very big thing. He founded a UFO & extra-terrestial focused research academy and it has just signed a deal with the US Army.

For the next 5 years the two will collaborate. Tom’s sister Kari, who is Chief Content Officer went so far as to compare the deal to the Space Race in the 1960s.

Today on the markets, the ASX Small Ords is up 0.5 per cent to 2,882 while ASX 200 rose 0.70 per cent to 6,740.

Going up

For the second day in a row, the biggest winner is Novita Healthcare (ASX:NHL), which is up another 67 per cent. While it had nothing new today (except its annual report), yesterday it got the green light to deploy its technology in the US this quarter.

Botanix Pharmaceuticals (ASX:BOT) rallied 17 per cent after plunging on Wednesday due to shareholder disappointment with its clinical trial results.

Latin Resources (ASX:LRS) surged 42 per cent announcing it was buying a halloysite project.

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks at lunchtime, Friday October 25:

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Code Name Price % Chg Market Cap Volume
NHL Novita Healthcare Ltd 0.05 +66.67% $29.2M 280.1M
VIC Victory Mines Ltd 0.0015 +50.00% $3.1M 1.5M
LRS Latin Resources Ltd 0.03 +42.11% $4.2M 7.5M
TRT Todd River Resources Ltd 0.04 +26.67% $9.3M 239.5k
SRN Surefire Resources NL 0.01 +25.00% $6.3M 6.2M
SFL Spring FG Ltd 0.05 +25.00% $7.1M 13.4k
DTR Dateline Resources Ltd 0.0025 +25.00% $20.3M 2.0M
MLS Metals Australia Ltd 0.0025 +25.00% $7.4M 200.0k
RNX Renegade Exploration Ltd 0.0025 +25.00% $1.8M 1.2M
AAJ Aruma Resources Ltd 0.005 +25.00% $3.3M 1.2M
CFE Cape Lambert Resources Ltd 0.005 +25.00% $5.5M 100.0k
RFN Reffind Ltd 0.005 +25.00% $3.8M 2.3M
ARE Argonaut Resources NL 0.006 +20.00% $9.3M 31.0k
HSC HomeStay Care Ltd 0.006 +20.00% $4.9M 132.5k
HWK Hawkstone Mining Ltd 0.012 +20.00% $9.8M 1.5M
LNY Laneway Resources Ltd 0.006 +20.00% $22.3M 1.5M
SKN Skin Elements Ltd 0.012 +20.00% $1.9M 125.0k
AHL AHAlife Holdings Ltd 0.013 +18.18% $13.1M 7.1M
BOT Botanix Pharmaceuticals Ltd 0.12 +16.67% $118.2M 23.3M
PGI PanTerra Gold Ltd 0.04 +16.67% $7.4M 116.6k
AEV Avenira Ltd 0.007 +16.67% $3.1M 18.6k

Going down

Despite a positive quarterly, a major shareholder wanted to sell out of Althea (ASX:AGH) and it did so. The company has fallen 14 per cent.

Imagion Biosystems (ASX:IBX) fell 18 per cent after it revealed it was having manufacturing challenges.

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks at lunchtime, Friday October 25:

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Code Name Price % Chg Market Cap Volume
BPH BPH Energy Ltd 0.001 -50.00% $3.0M 5.9M
QGL Quantum Graphite Ltd 0.002 -33.33% $15.3M 1.3M
ACP Audalia Resources Ltd 0.005 -28.57% $3.2M 100.2k
MBK Metal Bank Ltd 0.01 -23.08% $8.8M 1.6M
MRV Moreton Resources Ltd 0.002 -20.00% $6.2M 21.1M
IBX Imagion Biosystems Ltd 0.03 -17.50% $10.8M 6.1M
SER Strategic Energy Resources Ltd 0.005 -16.67% $4.8M 320.0k
E2E Eon NRG Ltd 0.005 -16.67% $3.8M 800.0k
BNL Big Star Energy Ltd 0.005 -16.67% $2.9M 1.2M
PNN PepinNini Lithium Ltd 0.0025 -16.67% $3.1M 48.0k
MXR Maximus Resources Ltd 0.06 -16.22% $2.2M 557
ROO Roots Sustainable Agricultural 0.05 -14.29% $5.4M 7.6M
FTT Factor Therapeutics Ltd 0.003 -14.29% $3.1M 425.6k
AGH Althea Group Holdings Ltd 0.45 -14.29% $105.0M 42.6M
CL8 Collaborate Corp Ltd 0.012 -14.29% $11.9M 2.5M
CWY Cleanaway Waste Management Ltd 1.85 -13.38% $3.7B 78.9M
CXZ Connexion Telematics Ltd 0.03 -13.33% $22.1M 22.1M
ADV Ardiden Ltd 0.0035 -12.50% $5.9M 1.4k

Something a little different…

Speaking of space, last week Virgin Galactic was showing off its space wear.

Next week it will list on the New York Stock Exchange thereby becoming the only listed space tourism company in the world.