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 Code Name Last Price Percentage Change Market Cap Volume
APG Austpac Resources NL 0.002 50% $3,100,000 250.0k
DTR Dateline Resources Ltd 0.003 50% $22,900,000 1.8M
XPE Xped Ltd 0.003 50% $4,500,000 333.4k
PNN PepinNini Lithium Ltd 0.004 33% $3,700,000 640.0k
VAL Valor Resources Ltd 0.002 33% $3,800,000 700.0k
JDR Jadar Lithium Ltd 0.01 30% $6,700,000 19.5M
BCC Beam Communications Holdings 0.22 29% $11,600,000 294.6k
EUR European Lithium Ltd 0.16 28% $88,600,000 2.7M
BNR Bulletin Resources Ltd 0.02 20% $4,300,000 50.0k
KPC Kazakhstan Potash Corp Ltd 0.02 20% $36,700,000 53.0k
LNY Laneway Resources Ltd 0.01 20% $22,100,000 3.5M
AGD Austral Gold Ltd 0.08 19% $42,700,000 117.0k
CXZ Connexion Telematics Ltd 0.01 18% $10,900,000 500.0k
EGN Engenco Ltd 0.52 18% $163,000,000 15.0k
AMG Ausmex Mining Group Ltd 0.14 17% $57,700,000 1.1M
BLY Boart Longyear Ltd 0.004 17% $92,000,000 3.1M
ECG eCargo Holdings Ltd 0.1 17% $64,600,000 20.8k
PRLDA Petrel Energy Ltd 0.12 15% $13,900,000 4.4k
SYA Sayona Mining Ltd 0.02 14% $27,500,000 2.9M
NCR NuCoal Resources Ltd 0.03 14% $19,200,000 440.9k
CP1 CannPal Animal Therapeutics Ltd 0.13 14% $11,600,000 122.4k
TPS Threat Protect Australia Ltd 0.21 14% $27,400,000 45.0k
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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 Code Name Last Price Percentage Change Market Cap Volume
GCR Golden Cross Resources Ltd 0.04 -33% $4,100,000 24.5k
CLZ Classic Minerals Ltd 0.001 -33% $3,000,000 789.3k
BAS Bass Oil Ltd 0.002 -33% $5,200,000 480.0k
GBZ GBM Resources Ltd 0.006 -25% $6,500,000 280.0k
IAM Intiger Group Ltd 0.004 -20% $6,700,000 1.2M
CZN Corazon Mining Ltd 0.004 -20% $5,100,000 1.3M
WRM White Rock Minerals Ltd 0.005 -17% $8,200,000 100.0k
RIM Rimfire Pacific Mining NL 0.005 -17% $5,300,000 55.0k
EVE EVE Investments Ltd 0.005 -17% $11,600,000 454.1k
FPL Fremont Petroleum Corp Ltd 0.014 -17% $18,500,000 46.7M
WGN Wagners Holding Co Ltd 2.75 -16% $450,200,000 1.0M
PGR PAS Group Ltd 0.22 -13% $30,800,000 19.7k
AD1 ApplyDirect Ltd 0.013 -13% $3,300,000 100.0k
EUC European Cobalt Ltd 0.02 -13% $15,200,000 701.5k
RAN Range International Ltd 0.03 -13% $5,400,000 133.0k
PVL Powerhouse Ventures Ltd 0.04 -13% $1,000,000 50.0k
FEX Fenix Resources Ltd 0.06 -12% $14,100,000 17.7M
WBE Whitebark Energy Ltd 0.004 -11% $7,100,000 1.8M
AUL Austar Gold Ltd 0.004 -11% $13,600,000 80.0k
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