Good afternoon. Here are all the big winners and losers so far today in the land of ASX small caps.

First – if you thought that was Arnold Schwarzenegger you passed on the way to work this morning, you were probably right:

Speaking of a leisurely morning ride, the ASX Small Ords ambled towards midday and by 12pm AEST it had edged lower to 2791.60, a fall of 0.17%.

Here’s the state of play at lunch Tuesday, March 19:


As is often the case, many of the big moves higher in percentage terms this morning were seen among the mining minnows.

Results showed Austpac Resources (ASX: APG) jumped by 50 per cent to 0.2 cents, after receiving an $803,000 cash injection from a China-based company to complete testing for its zinc-iron recovery process.

Dateline Resources (ASX:DTR) jumped by the same amount to 0.3 cents a share, one day after a bunch of shares changed hands among directors and substantial holders.

Elsewhere, satellite manufacturer Beam Communications (ASX:BCC) jumped almost 30 per cent to 22 cents per share following an investor presentation this morning.

The company makes narrow-band satellites for global corporate supply chains and the Internet of Things, and counts former Netcomm CEO David Stewart as a major shareholder.

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks at 12pm on Tuesday, March 19:

ASX CodeNameLast PricePercentage ChangeMarket CapVolume
APG Austpac Resources NL0.00250%$3,100,000250.0k
DTR Dateline Resources Ltd0.00350%$22,900,0001.8M
XPE Xped Ltd0.00350%$4,500,000333.4k
PNN PepinNini Lithium Ltd0.00433%$3,700,000640.0k
VAL Valor Resources Ltd0.00233%$3,800,000700.0k
JDR Jadar Lithium Ltd0.0130%$6,700,00019.5M
BCC Beam Communications Holdings0.2229%$11,600,000294.6k
EUR European Lithium Ltd0.1628%$88,600,0002.7M
BNR Bulletin Resources Ltd0.0220%$4,300,00050.0k
KPC Kazakhstan Potash Corp Ltd0.0220%$36,700,00053.0k
LNY Laneway Resources Ltd0.0120%$22,100,0003.5M
AGD Austral Gold Ltd0.0819%$42,700,000117.0k
CXZ Connexion Telematics Ltd0.0118%$10,900,000500.0k
EGN Engenco Ltd0.5218%$163,000,00015.0k
AMG Ausmex Mining Group Ltd0.1417%$57,700,0001.1M
BLY Boart Longyear Ltd0.00417%$92,000,0003.1M
ECG eCargo Holdings Ltd0.117%$64,600,00020.8k
PRLDA Petrel Energy Ltd0.1215%$13,900,0004.4k
SYA Sayona Mining Ltd0.0214%$27,500,0002.9M
NCR NuCoal Resources Ltd0.0314%$19,200,000440.9k
CP1 CannPal Animal Therapeutics Ltd0.1314%$11,600,000122.4k
TPS Threat Protect Australia Ltd0.2114%$27,400,00045.0k



If you have any investments in tiny, minnow explorers in mining and energy, then it may be worth checking the boards to ensure you avoided any bad news.

All eight of the biggest losers in morning trade had a market cap of less than $10 million, and seven of them were in those two sectors (struggling financial services firm Intiger Group (ASX: IAM) was the lone exception).

Among the bigger players dragging the chain, $450m concrete company Wagners Holding Co Ltd (ASX: WGN) was down more than 16 per cent, a day after announcing a pricing dispute in a contract with Boral.

Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks at 12.00pm on Tuesday, March 19:

ASX CodeNameLast PricePercentage ChangeMarket CapVolume
GCR Golden Cross Resources Ltd0.04-33%$4,100,00024.5k
CLZ Classic Minerals Ltd0.001-33%$3,000,000789.3k
BAS Bass Oil Ltd0.002-33%$5,200,000480.0k
GBZ GBM Resources Ltd0.006-25%$6,500,000280.0k
IAM Intiger Group Ltd0.004-20%$6,700,0001.2M
CZN Corazon Mining Ltd0.004-20%$5,100,0001.3M
WRM White Rock Minerals Ltd0.005-17%$8,200,000100.0k
RIM Rimfire Pacific Mining NL0.005-17%$5,300,00055.0k
EVE EVE Investments Ltd0.005-17%$11,600,000454.1k
FPL Fremont Petroleum Corp Ltd0.014-17%$18,500,00046.7M
WGN Wagners Holding Co Ltd2.75-16%$450,200,0001.0M
PGR PAS Group Ltd0.22-13%$30,800,00019.7k
AD1 ApplyDirect Ltd0.013-13%$3,300,000100.0k
EUC European Cobalt Ltd0.02-13%$15,200,000701.5k
RAN Range International Ltd0.03-13%$5,400,000133.0k
PVL Powerhouse Ventures Ltd0.04-13%$1,000,00050.0k
FEX Fenix Resources Ltd0.06-12%$14,100,00017.7M
WBE Whitebark Energy Ltd0.004-11%$7,100,0001.8M
AUL Austar Gold Ltd0.004-11%$13,600,00080.0k