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:

Ticker Name Price % Chg Market Cap Volume
DDD 3D Resources Ltd 0.0015 +50.00% 1.11M 250.0k
MDX Mindax Ltd 0.003 +50.00% 1.85M 1.0M
CUX Crossland Strategic Metals Ltd 0.01 +50.00% 6.07M 3.6M
CUP Countplus Ltd 0.65 +35.05% 53.7M 357.8k
CIO Connected IO Ltd 0.004 +33.33% 5.44M 2.1M
DRE Dreadnought Resources Ltd 0.004 +33.33% 4.44M 160.0k
GLV Global Vanadium Ltd 0.002 +33.33% 2.83M 4.0M
IAM Intiger Group Ltd 0.002 +33.33% 1.68M 8.8M
MLS Metals Australia Ltd 0.002 +33.33% 2.93M 1.0M
SMI Santana Minerals Ltd 0.004 +33.33% 2.03M 494.0k
SYT Syntonic Ltd 0.004 +33.33% 9.78M 563.1k
XPE Xped Ltd 0.002 +33.33% 1.51M 977.8k

 

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:

Ticker Name Price % Chg Market Cap Volume
LRS Latin Resources Ltd 0.04 -33.33% 3.51M 1.1M
AVE Avecho Biotechnology Ltd 0.003 -25.00% 6.31M 259.4k
RFN Reffind Ltd 0.003 -20.00% 2.58M 370.0k
IVO Invigor Group Ltd 0.004 -20.00% 14.2M 150.0k
DTR Dateline Resources Ltd 0.002 -20.00% 15.9M 1.3M
ALT Analytica Ltd 0.004 -20.00% 17.6M 228.8k
TGO Trimantium GrowthOps Ltd -0.11 -18.33% 83.4M 2.0k
HGO Hillgrove Resources Ltd -0.02 -17.20% 53.7M 318.7k
EVE EVE Investments Ltd 0.005 -16.67% 14.4M 1.4M
ABV Advanced Braking Technology Ltd 0.02 -16.67% 7.13M 366.1k
GLH Global Health Ltd -0.03 -16.13% 5.22M 22.0k
NES Nelson Resources Ltd -0.01 -15.00% 2.55M 298.1k
IVQ Invitrocue Ltd -0.01 -14.29% 36.8M 18.9k
NAM Namoi Cotton Ltd -0.06 -13.92% 55.4M 109.0k
DAV Davenport Resources Ltd -0.01 -13.79% 8.3M 150.0k
EHX EHR Resources Ltd -0.01 -12.77% 5.95M 264.4k