Here are the key ASX small cap winners and losers at lunch Wednesday October 3.

The ASX Small Ords was up 17.3 points or 0.6 per cent to 2,859.2 at 12.45pm AEST.

GOING UP

Biotron (ASX:BIT) is continuing its stunning running, rising yet another 45 per cent today to an intraday high of 14.5c.

It’s now a seven-bagger at a 663 per cent rise in the space of just one week.

This is all off the back of news claiming the company had taken a major step towards curing HIV. There were significant share price rises yesterday and the day before that.

Shares in zinc and copper play Alara Resources (ASX:AUQ) rose 20 per cent to an intraday high of 3.1c after it announced it had won a court battle in Saudi Arabia.

A Saudi judge has dismissed a case against Alara Resources. brought by its former local joint venture partner over a “financial claim”.

The claim concerned Alara’s flagship project — a zinc and copper play in Saudi Arabia called “Khnaiguiyah”.

Invigor Group (ASX:IVO) is also continuing a good run of late, with news that it its extending Alipay in Hong Kong with Winning Group sending the shares up 33 per cent to 0.8c.

Invigor has been one of the better-performing small cap tech stocks over the past fortnight. Earlier it told investors its loyalty solution would be integrated into WeChat, the hugely popular Chinese social media and payments service.

Sunstone Metals (ASX:STM) is up 14 per cent to an intraday high of 3.3c after selling its Swedish copper project for $47 million.

Sunstone will become the largest shareholder in Copperstone with an approximate 30% shareholding, which will provide ongoing exposure to the upside at Viscaria as well as to Copperstone’s existing exploration projects in Sweden.

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks at 12.15pm Wednesday October 3: 

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ASX code Company Price change today (12.15pm) Price (12pm) Volume Market Cap
PCL PANCONTINENTAL 0.5 0.3c 18M 10.8M
NWE NORWEST ENERGY 0.5 0.3c 125k 8.5M
MOX MONAX MINING 0.5 0.3c 500k 1.8M
TAS TASMAN RESOURCES 0.4 7c 331k 24.4M
EDE EDEN INNOVATIONS 0.36 7.5c 2M 80.8M
BIT BIOTRON 0.35 13.5c 42M 50.2M
WBE WHITEBARK ENERGY 0.33 0.4c 3M 4.7M
STC SINETECH 0.33 0.4c 153k 2.1M
LCY LEGACY IRON ORE 0.33 0.4c 65k 4.4M
IVO INVIGOR GROUP 0.33 0.8c 7M 8.7M
EPM ECLIPSE METALS L 0.33 0.4c 250k 3.4M
TMX TERRAIN MINERALS 0.25 0.5c 160k 2.9M
SRO SHAREROOT 0.25 0.5c 200k 6.0M
RNX RENEGADE EXPLORA 0.25 0.5c 100k 2.9M
AYR ALLOY RESOURCES 0.25 0.5c 100k 5.8M
SDL SUNDANCE RESOURC 0.2 0.6c 5M 45.7M
AUH AUSTCHINA HOLDIN 0.2 0.6c 188k 5.6M
AOA AUSMON RESOURCES 0.2 0.6c 300k 2.6M
CVV CARAVEL MINERALS 0.18 4.7c 16k 6.1M
JHL JAYEX HEALTHCARE 0.17 2.8c 221k 4.0M
REF REVERSE CORP 0.16 2.9c 173k 2.3M
JDR JADAR LITHIUM 0.15 1.5c 2M 5.1M
TBH BETMAKERS HOLDIN 0.15 6.8c 423k 13.2M
SPQ SUPERIOR RESOURC 0.14 0.8c 274k 4.8M
CLI CROPLOGIC 0.14 3.2c 396k 3.5M
ALY ALCHEMY RESOURCE 0.14 1.6c 135k 6.2M
RAC RACE ONCOLOGY 0.14 12.5c 273k 8.5M
HHY HHY FUND 0.13 7.9c 294k 5.7M
SO4 SALT LAKE POTASH 0.13 54c 148k 84.0M
DHR DARK HORSE RESOU 0.13 0.9c 69k 15.4M
RNO RHINOMED 0.12 33c 517k 34.7M
BNO BIONOMICS 0.12 19c 4M 82.1M
MOB MOBILICOM 0.11 9c 69k 17.6M
LNU LINIUS TECHNOLOG 0.11 7.2c 659k 61.0M
ROO ROOTS SUSTAI-CDI 0.1 33c 276k 19.2M

 

GOING DOWN

Freedom Insurance (ASX:FIG), savaged in the financial services royal commission for its direct telephone sales, has parted ways with its two most senior executives and announced big staff cuts.

The stock dropped 30 per cent to an intraday low of 9.2c this morning after the results of a strategic review were announced yesterday at 5.10pm AEST.

Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks at 12.15pm Wednesday October 3:

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ASX code Company Price change today (12.15pm) Price (12pm) Volume Market Cap
VP7 VELOCITY PROPERT -0.32 2.3c 60k 12.3M
MNC METMINCO -0.25 0.3c 330k 3.7M
BAS BASS OIL -0.25 0.3c 30M 10.4M
FIG FREEDOM INSURANC -0.23 10c 5M 31.2M
GAL GALILEO MINING L -0.21 17c 74k 25.9M
ICG INCA MINERALS -0.2 0.4c 2M 14.0M
DDD 3D RESOURCES -0.2 0.4c 107k 4.4M
EM1 EMERGE GAMING -0.18 0.9c 976k 6.5M
PMY PACIFICO MINERAL -0.17 0.5c 2M 6.6M
GBZ GBM RESOURCES -0.17 0.5c 4k 6.3M
CUX CROSSLAND STRATE -0.17 0.5c 67k 6.1M
AVD ANTILLES OIL AND -0.17 3c 132k 4.9M
ALT ANALYTICA -0.17 0.5c 348k 20.0M
HGM HIGH GRADE METAL -0.17 2.5c 240k 13.6M
FFG FATFISH INTERNET -0.16 1.6c 2M 9.8M
KLH KALIA -0.14 0.6c 124k 17.6M
CXU CAULDRON ENERGY -0.14 3.1c 554k 11.9M
CZR COZIRON RESOURCE -0.13 1.4c 50k 28.6M
CZN CORAZON MINING L -0.13 0.7c 120k 10.1M
BEE BROO -0.13 10.5c 115k 74.2M
BRC BRAIN RESOURCE -0.12 3.7c 782k 22.3M
PKD PARKD -0.12 15c 20k 12.8M
ICI ICANDY INTERACTI -0.12 6c 22k 20.8M
FGF FIRST GROWTH FUN -0.12 1.5c 4M 26.5M
TGO TRIMANTIUM GROWT -0.12 98c 3k 123.3M
FE8 FASTER ENTERPRIS -0.11 4c 50k 5.0M
FPL FREMONT PETROLEU -0.11 0.8c 400k 7.8M
ADV ARDIDEN -0.11 0.8c 100k 15.1M
AL8 ALDERAN RESOURCE -0.11 25c 40k 32.1M
ANR ANATARA LIFESCIE -0.11 44c 54k 24.2M