Chocolate lovers rejoice; the much-loved Caramilk bar is back this week, this time  for good.

It was a Cadbury staple until being discontinued in 1994, but was briefly bought back last year. This week it’s back again and here to stay.

Chocolate lovers are (trying to) stock up:

It’s been a rough week for markets overall. But today, the ASX Small Ords has edged higher 0.32 per cent to 2843 and the ASX 200 is up 0.02 per cent to 6494.

Today, the ABS released retail turnover for August. It rose by 0.4 per cent, the most since February. The rise was led by clothing, footwear and personal accessory retailing which gained 1.8 per cent.

 

Going up

Another day, another tech company winning a major endorsement from a big fish. Today it was Betmakers Technology (ASX:BET) with global betting giant GVC agreeing to adopt its technology. It is up 65 per cent.

TerraCom (ASX:TER) jumped 16 per cent having announced it will build a rehabilitation bonding facility at its Blair Athol coal mine.

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks at lunchtime, Friday October 4:

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Code Name Price % Chg Market Cap Volume
APG Austpac Resources NL 0.002 +100.00% $5.8M 2.4M
BET Betmakers Technology Group Ltd 0.16 +64.95% $66.2M 19.0M
SRO Shareroot Ltd 0.003 +50.00% $4.4M 60.0k
VIC Victory Mines Ltd 0.003 +50.00% $5.2M 768.0k
LHB LionHub Group Ltd 0.004 +33.33% $3.3M 2.2k
TKM Trek Metals Ltd 0.004 +33.33% $1.8M 600.0k
IVO Invigor Group Ltd 0.004 +33.33% $6.1M 1.8M
TZL TZ Ltd 0.12 +33.33% $8.5M 203.0k
ESR Estrella Resources Ltd 0.01 +22.22% $5.9M 3.0M
KYK Kyckr Ltd 0.23 +21.62% $51.6M 4.8M
IOD IODM Ltd 0.18 +20.69% $90.1M 641.7k
AWV Anova Metals Ltd 0.012 +20.00% $7.7M 254.1k
PWN Parkway Minerals NL 0.006 +20.00% $7.3M 763.9k
GLV Global Vanadium Ltd 0.003 +20.00% $9.4M 332.7k
MIL Millennium Services Group Ltd 0.25 +19.05% $11.5M 93.8k
INP IncentiaPay Ltd 0.03 +18.18% $6.3M 22.8k
SUD Suda Pharmaceuticals Ltd 0.0035 +16.67% $12.4M 50.0k
DTM Dart Mining NL 0.007 +16.67% $7.1M 330.0k
TER Terracom Ltd 0.44 +16.00% $203.2M 283.0k

Going down

Latin Resources (ASX:LRS) was the biggest loser, falling 44 per cent this morning. It had been suspended for a month in anticipation of a joint venture announcement. But this morning it announced it walked away from the deal.

Genetic Technologies (ASX:GTG) went tumbling as well, by 17 per cent, due to a capital raise.

Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks at lunchtime, Friday October 4:

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Code Name Price % Chg Market Cap Volume
LRS Latin Resources Ltd 0.01 -44.44% $1.6M 294.8k
UTR Ultracharge Ltd 0.002 -33.33% $2.2M 2.5M
BAS Bass Oil Ltd 0.002 -33.33% $5.8M 470.0k
SHE Stonehorse Energy Ltd 0.011 -26.67% $6.0M 300.0k
ALT Analytica Ltd 0.003 -25.00% $10.6M 195.6k
RTE Retech Technology Co Ltd 0.3 -23.08% $69.9M 4.0k
TMG Trigg Mining Ltd 0.11 -21.43% $6.1M 1.3M
BYH Bryah Resources Ltd 0.06 -21.33% $3.8M 194.0k
KMT Kopore Metals Ltd 0.04 -20.00% $2.6M 1.0M
GTG Genetic Technologies Ltd 0.005 -16.67% $14.7M 20.5M
FGO Flamingo AI Ltd 0.0023 -16.67% $3.4M 6.9M
CZN Corazon Mining Ltd 0.0025 -16.67% $5.1M 500.0k
GLH Global Health Ltd 0.13 -15.63% $4.5M 117.3k
ANL Amani Gold Ltd 0.003 -14.29% $15.6M 222.6k
XCD XCD Energy Ltd 0.007 -12.50% $3.4M 545.7k
ATP Atlas Pearls Ltd 0.007 -12.50% $3.0M 5.0k
CLZ Classic Minerals Ltd 0.0035 -12.50% $17.1M 3.2M
ADV Ardiden Ltd 0.0035 -12.50% $5.9M 1.1M

Something a little different

Speaking of here to stay…you might recall back in July a group of Queenslanders found a snake in their pool table. Well as the weather warms up, the problem of unexpected snakes will probably get worse.

This week it happened to an Adelaide woman who found one in her stove. It also happened in this North Queensland town but judging by the response, it seems like just another day up there.