Here are the key ASX small cap winners and losers at lunch Thursday August 30:

The ASX Small Ords was down 1.4 points or 0.05 per cent to 2,910.6 at 12.15pm AEST.

GOING UP

Base metals explorer Golden Deeps (ASX:GED) was up 37 per cent to an intraday high of 3.7c after it appointed a new chairman.

Michael Minosora has significant corporate and resources experience, having been the money man at Fortescue Metals (ASX:FMG) and a managing partner at Ernst & Young.

He is being brought on to help with Golden Deeps’ vanadium interests. Back in July the company also bought a 70 per cent stake in two Canadian cobalt projects.

IoT company Xped’s (ASX:XPE) shares jumped 100 per cent to an intraday high of 0.4c with 10.8 million shares changing hands.

Xped has had no news out since an operational update and cashflow report at the end of July but today the stock bounced from yesterday’s close of 0.2c.

It is the highest volume for the company since those July updates.

Augmented reality app maker Thred (ASX:THD) rose 33 per cent to an intraday high of 0.4c after announcing its full-year results.

Thred posted an increased $3.2 million loss, up from $2.8m last year, but also reported its first revenue, banking $249,000 as well as $1.6m in the R&D tax rebate.

Mental health tech play Medibio (ASX:MEB) is recovering this morning after sliding 40 per cent yesterday as it was announced the CEO Jack Cosentino had left the company.

By lunch today the stock had recovered 22 per cent to an intraday high of 16.5c, as its full-year results, which showed a 786 per cent increase in sales, were released to the market.

Yesterday the stock hit its lowest point in six weeks, dropping to 13.5c, after announcing Mr Cosentino would leave immediately.

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks at 12.30pm, Thursday August 30:

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ASX code Company Price change today (at 12.30pm) Price (12.30pm) Volume Market Cap
EUZ EUROPA METALS 1 0.002 27M 5.6M
APG AUSTPAC RES 1 0.002 14M 2.0M
WGL WANGLE TECHNOLOG 0.5 0.003 250k 5.2M
VMG VDM GROUP 0.5 0.003 4M 14.7M
NWE NORWEST ENERGY 0.5 0.003 3M 8.5M
MNB MINBOS RESOURCES 0.5 0.003 1M 14.1M
WEC WHITE ENERGY CO 0.43 0.080 393k 18.4M
GED GOLDEN DEEPS 0.37 0.037 100k 4.6M
FZR FITZROY RIVER CO 0.33 0.200 75k 13.3M
XPE XPED 0.33 0.004 4M 4.5M
IVO INVIGOR GROUP 0.33 0.004 131k 3.8M
GGE GRAND GULF ENERG 0.33 0.004 1M 2.3M
GPP GREENPOWER ENERG 0.25 0.005 2M 6.5M
AUL AUSTAR GOLD 0.25 0.005 662k 9.5M
TTM TITAN MINERALS L 0.21 0.029 4k 61.1M
SPX SPECTRUM RARE EA 0.2 0.006 400k 3.5M
LRS LATIN RESOURCES 0.2 0.006 125k 15.3M
ALT ANALYTICA 0.2 0.006 400k 16.7M
AMG AUSMEX MINING GR 0.18 0.052 2M 17.8M
WKT WALKABOUT RESOUR 0.18 0.165 2M 37.9M
IBX IMAGION BIOSYSTE 0.17 0.090 300k 16.5M
WLC WOLLONGONG COAL 0.17 0.007 123k 56.2M
RDF REDFLEX HLDG 0.17 0.385 233k 49.4M
PSM PENINSULA MINES 0.17 0.007 140k 4.2M
NOR NORWOOD SYSTEMS 0.17 0.007 1M 8.0M
BKP BARAKA ENERGY AN 0.17 0.007 25M 16.2M
AUH AUSTCHINA HOLDIN 0.17 0.007 73k 6.7M
ADN ANDROMEDA METALS 0.17 0.007 9M 6.5M
IPB IPB PETROLEUM LI 0.16 0.089 346k 15.4M
RAN RANGE INTERNATIO 0.15 0.060 659k 10.5M
MEB MEDIBIO 0.13 0.153 680k 27.4M

 

GOING DOWN

Medibio was not the only company to lose a CEO; digital bank Change Financial (ASX:CCA) lost its chief just 28 days after he took on the job.

Eric Bachman was replaced by the company’s founder Ashley Shilkin. That sent the stock tumbling 10 per cent today to 18c. This was after yesterday’s 31 per cent fall to 20c, down from 29c on Tuesday.

Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks at 12.30pm, Thursday August 30:

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ASX code Company Price change today (at 12.30pm) Price (12.15pm) Volume Market Cap
FIG FREEDOM INSURANC -0.25 0.255 612k 81.5M
WBE WHITEBARK ENERGY -0.2 0.004 658k 5.4M
OVL ORO VERDE -0.17 0.005 3M 9.3M
HIP HIPO RESOURCES L -0.17 0.015 2M 7.0M
AVDDD ANTILLES OIL AND -0.17 0.030 132k 4.9M
TDO 3D OIL -0.15 0.110 79k 31.1M
MED MERLIN DIAMONDS -0.14 0.006 8M 23.1M
EXO ENNOX GROUP -0.14 0.006 10k 12.4M
CCA CHANGE FINANCIAL -0.13 0.175 752k 17.1M
TRL TANGA RESOURCES -0.13 0.007 1M 5.8M
SXX SOUTHERN CROSS -0.13 0.007 96k 8.6M
SMI SANTANA MINERALS -0.13 0.007 2M 4.4M
LON LONGTABLE GROUP -0.12 0.500 6k 70.0M
BLA BLUE SKY ALTERNA -0.12 1.640 40k 143.8M
PMP PMP -0.11 0.213 278k 122.4M
MAG MAGMATIC RESOURC -0.11 0.040 14k 5.6M
PPY PAPYRUS AUSTRALI -0.11 0.008 417k 2.0M
NVO NVOI -0.11 0.008 90k 3.7M
VRS VERIS -0.11 0.205 102k 80.4M
A3D AURORA LABS -0.11 0.375 186k 27.6M
RCL READCLOUD -0.11 0.420 20k 40.2M
PYG PAYGROUP -0.11 0.715 131k 41.3M
RMP RED EMPEROR RESO -0.11 0.051 231k 24.2M
RVY RIFT VALLEY RESO -0.11 0.017 733k 17.5M
SKN SKIN ELEMENTS -0.1 0.027 10k 3.9M
FSG FIELD SOLUTIONS -0.1 0.028 20k 13.3M
ICI ICANDY INTERACTI -0.1 0.095 30k 31.7M
PNN PEPINNINI LITHIU -0.09 0.010 23k 6.5M
ECT ENVIRONMENTAL CL -0.09 0.010 8M 52.8M
CDT CASTLE MINERALS -0.09 0.010 568k 2.5M