In today’s edition of “things not quite going to plan”, a Miami nightspot got a little more than it bargained for in a World Cup soccer promotion.

American Social offered a free shot of lemondrop for every goal the US women’s team scored against Thailand.

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Back on the ASX Small Ords, there were less surprises as stocks drifted lower following a weaker global lead.

By midday, the XJO had fallen 22.7 points to 2,842.7, an intra-day fall of 0.79 per cent.

Monthly employment data showed a gain of 42,000 against just 16,000 forecast, although the increase was driven by growth in part-time jobs and unemployment was unchanged at 5.2 per cent as more people were looking for work.

Going up

Amid the usual round of large percentage jumps for the penny stock minnows, investment advisory company Countplus (ASX: CUP) stood out with a gain of more than 35 per cent in morning trade.

CUP announced it will acquire Count Financial, the troubled wealth management arm of Commonwealth Bank, in a $2.5m deal.

To put the fire-sale in context, CBA initially purchased Count Financial’s network of financial planners for $373m in 2011.

A report in the AFR shows CountPlus was spun out of Count Financial in 2010, and CBA still owns a 35.9 per cent stake in the spinoff. CBA will also provide a $200m indemnity for any liabilities stemming from past issues at the company.

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks at lunchtime, Thursday, June 13:

TickerNamePrice% ChgMarket CapVolume
DDD3D Resources Ltd0.0015+50.00%1.11M250.0k
MDXMindax Ltd0.003+50.00%1.85M1.0M
CUXCrossland Strategic Metals Ltd0.01+50.00%6.07M3.6M
CUPCountplus Ltd0.65+35.05%53.7M357.8k
CIOConnected IO Ltd0.004+33.33%5.44M2.1M
DREDreadnought Resources Ltd0.004+33.33%4.44M160.0k
GLVGlobal Vanadium Ltd0.002+33.33%2.83M4.0M
IAMIntiger Group Ltd0.002+33.33%1.68M8.8M
MLSMetals Australia Ltd0.002+33.33%2.93M1.0M
SMISantana Minerals Ltd0.004+33.33%2.03M494.0k
SYTSyntonic Ltd0.004+33.33%9.78M563.1k
XPEXped Ltd0.002+33.33%1.51M977.8k


Going down

On the other end of the spectrum, Argentina-based lithium explorer Latin Resources (ASX: LRS) was the worst performer, falling 33.33 per cent to four cents per share on no news.

Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks at lunchtime, Thursday, June 13:

TickerNamePrice% ChgMarket CapVolume
LRSLatin Resources Ltd0.04-33.33%3.51M1.1M
AVEAvecho Biotechnology Ltd0.003-25.00%6.31M259.4k
RFNReffind Ltd0.003-20.00%2.58M370.0k
IVOInvigor Group Ltd0.004-20.00%14.2M150.0k
DTRDateline Resources Ltd0.002-20.00%15.9M1.3M
ALTAnalytica Ltd0.004-20.00%17.6M228.8k
TGOTrimantium GrowthOps Ltd-0.11-18.33%83.4M2.0k
HGOHillgrove Resources Ltd-0.02-17.20%53.7M318.7k
EVEEVE Investments Ltd0.005-16.67%14.4M1.4M
ABVAdvanced Braking Technology Ltd0.02-16.67%7.13M366.1k
GLHGlobal Health Ltd-0.03-16.13%5.22M22.0k
NESNelson Resources Ltd-0.01-15.00%2.55M298.1k
IVQInvitrocue Ltd-0.01-14.29%36.8M18.9k
NAMNamoi Cotton Ltd-0.06-13.92%55.4M109.0k
DAVDavenport Resources Ltd-0.01-13.79%8.3M150.0k
EHXEHR Resources Ltd-0.01-12.77%5.95M264.4k