The ASX Small Ords keeps  moving north — up 9.1 points or 0.34 per cent to 2,722.6 at 12pm AEST, its highest point since early October 2018.

Brent oil was up 1.5 per cent to $US67.57 a barrel while gold was humming along around $US1313 an ounce. Iron ore rose again to $US87.80 a tonne.

Here are the key ASX small cap winners at lunch Friday February 15:

GOING UP

After suffering some pretty hefty losses over the past year, 3D printing innovator Aurora Labs (ASX:A3D) would be relieved to see its stock jump 22.5 per cent to 49c by lunchtime EST.

Aurora says its 3D printing Rapid Manufacturing Technology (RMT) has hit a “remarkable” print speeds of 113kg/day — about 55 times current market speed.

The company wants to upend the global spare parts industry in sectors like mining, oil & gas, marine and automotive.

“The year ahead is looking extremely exciting,” says managing director David Budge.

Explorer Mithril Resources (ASX:MTH) is another small cap in recovery mode, up about 20 per cent this morning after it was given the green light to start exploring its promising Billy Hills zinc project in Western Australia.

Still, it has some work to do; its current share price of 0.6c is a far cry from 12-month highs of 5.8c.

New Age Exploration (ASX:NAE) reckons it has the largest, second highest grade undeveloped tin-tungsten underground mining project in the world (although that’s up for debate, we’ve been told).

Still, the stock jumped 20 per cent this morning to 0.6c per share.

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks at 11.45am Friday February 15:   

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Ticker Name Intraday Price Change Price Volume Market Cap
CLY Clancy Exploration +100.00% 0.002 250.0k $7.0M
FZO Family Zone Cyber Safety +21.62% 0.22 264.8k $35.5M
AXP AirXpanders Inc +20.51% 0.05 637.5k $26.2M
COY Coppermoly +20.00% 0.01 109.1k $10.3M
MTH Mithril Resources +20.00% 0.01 505.0k $2.5M
NAE New Age Exploration +20.00% 0.01 73.3k $4.3M
PMY Pacifico Minerals +20.00% 0.01 1.7M $9.9M
A3D Aurora Labs +20.00% 0.48 2.8M $36.2M
ECG eCargo Holdings +20.00% 0.12 31.0k $61.5M
PCK Painchek +19.05% 0.05 2.4M $41.9M
VMC Venus Metals Corp +16.67% 0.14 65.0k $12.7M
SUR Sun Resources NL +16.67% 0 3.2M $3.4M
ADN Andromeda Metals +14.29% 0.01 235.0k $8.7M
QFY Quantify Technology Holdings L +14.29% 0.01 50.0k $6.8M
TSN Transaction Solutions Internat +14.29% 0.01 149.9k $19.3M
BEE Broo +13.33% 0.03 90.3k $21.0M
PGI PanTerra Gold +13.04% 0.03 45.1k $5.5M
IPT Impact Minerals +12.50% 0.01 154.5k $11.9M
SI6 Six Sigma Metals +12.50% 0.004 240.0k $2.1M
TBL Tambla +12.50% 0.01 185.5k $8.9M

GOING DOWN

It’s back to the drawing board for cancer-fighter BARD1 (ASX:BD1) after its vaccine was shown to have no effect on mice with lung, colon or breast cancer.

While the research study found delayed tumour growth, prolonged survival and induced immune response, the company’s share price still dropped 17 per cent to an intraday low of 2c.

And yesterday’s IPO superstar African Gold (ASX:A1G) has pared some of its first day gains, down about 7 per cent to 28c per share in morning trade.

Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks at 11.45am Friday February 15:   

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Ticker Name Intraday Price Change Price Volume Market Cap
XPE Xped -50.00% 0.001 800.0k $1.5M
SRO Shareroot -50.00% 0.001 2.4M $1.6M
ROG Red Sky Energy -33.33% 0.002 2.2M $1.6M
BD1 Bard1 Life Sciences -25.00% 0.02 30.3M $18.9M
MGT Magnetite Mines -25.00% 0.003 3.1M $2.2M
WBE Whitebark Energy -20.00% 0.004 850.1k $6.3M
PWN Parkway Minerals NL -20.00% 0.004 464.0k $2.4M
GLH Global Health -18.75% 0.13 81.0k $4.4M
MTC MetalsTech -18.18% 0.03 23.9k $3.2M
AHN Athena Resources /Australia -16.67% 0.01 450.0k $2.7M
SBB Sunbridge Group -15.38% 0.01 100.0k $5.2M
ELK Elk Petroleum -15.00% 0.02 1.6M $27.7M
ICU iSentric -14.81% 0.02 667k $4.2M
SDV SciDev -14.40% 0.07 238.4k $6.6M
POH Phosphagenics -14.29% 0.003 200.0k $4.7M
EQE Equus Mining -12.50% 0.01 1.8M $12.6M
MOB Mobilicom /Australia -11.76% 0.08 58.0k $16.3M
RCE Recce Pharmaceuticals -11.11% 0.16 318.8k $14.3M
LCK Leigh Creek Energy -11.00% 0.09 1.4M $42.9M