Here are the key ASX small cap winners and losers at lunch Monday Aug 13:

The ASX Small Ords was down 10.8 points or 0.38 per cent to 2803 at 1pm AEST.

GOING UP

Lachlan Star (ASX:LSA) soared 43 per cent to 2c today after appointing well-known mining investor Klaus Eckhof as executive director.

Mr Eckhof is best known for leading popular lithium producer AVZ Minerals until he recently stepped down as chairman.

AVZ went on a run from 8c as high as 37c after a major lithium discovery in the Congo before cooling to about 10.5c.

He’s also a director of Okapi Resources (ASX:OKR).

Capilano Honey (ASX:CZZ) jumped 28 per cent to an intraday high of $19.99 after a Chinese-backed private equity fund lobbed a $20.06 per share cash offer.

The $148 million company signed a deal with Brave HoldCo, an entity owned by Wattle Hill RHC Fund 11, backed by a big China’s insurance group Sunshine Insurance Group and former Macquarie Bank private markets business unit ROC Capital.

The bid was 28 per cent higher than Capilano’s closing price on Friday, at $15.65.

The shares were trading at $19.51 by 12.15pm AEST Monday.

High Purity Alumina producer Hill End Gold (ASX:HEG) gained 48 per cent this morning on the back of an analyst report valuing the stock at 38c.

The stock rocketed from 5.8c to 8.6c before cooling to 8.3c by 12.15pm AEST.

HPA — created from aluminous clay using various chemical procedures — is used as a base material for making lithium ion battery components, LED lights, smart phone screens and surgical tools.

A report by Independent Investment Research senior analyst Mark Gordon said Hill End would benefit from growth in annual demand for HPA of 15-20 per cent over coming years.

Food Revolution Group (ASX:FOD) gained 27 per cent to an intraday high of 7.1c after signing a deal to produce juice drinks for export to China.

FOD will work with wellness e-tailer Health More “to develop a range of exciting and innovative beverage products to distribute through e-commerce channels into the Chinese market”.

Health More already works with brands such as Blackmores and A2 selling dietary supplements, milk powders, cosmetics and food to Chinese consumers.

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks at 12.45pm Monday, Aug 13:

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ASX code Company Price change today Price (12.30pm) Volume Market Cap
EUZ EUROPA METALS 1 0.002 800k 5.6M
LSA LACHLAN STAR 0.57 0.022 983k 10.6M
WGL WANGLE TECHNOLOG 0.5 0.003 4M 5.2M
PRL PETREL ENERGY 0.5 0.003 500k 3.9M
LKO LAKES OIL NL 0.5 0.003 9M 71.9M
ABV ADVANCED BRAKING 0.5 0.003 400k 8.0M
HEG HILL END GOLD 0.38 0.08 258k 8.6M
DIG ASIA PACIFIC DIG 0.38 0.11 17k 11.4M
IVO INVIGOR GROUP 0.33 0.004 518k 3.8M
IEC INTRA ENERGY COR 0.3 0.013 50k 3.9M
GSN GREAT SOUTHERN M 0.25 0.05 15k 11.1M
MLS METALS AUSTRALIA 0.25 0.005 600k 10.5M
EER EAST ENERGY RESO 0.25 0.005 8k 12.8M
CZZ CAPILANO HONEY L 0.24 19.4 78k 148.0M
FOD FOOD REVOLUTION 0.23 0.069 272k 24.3M
TYK TYCHEAN RESOURCE 0.2 0.006 340k 2.9M
SER STRATEGIC ENERGY 0.2 0.006 1M 4.2M
HDY HARDEY RESOURCES 0.2 0.006 6M 6.8M
CHK COHIBA MINERALS 0.17 0.007 70k 3.3M
ADN ANDROMEDA METALS 0.17 0.007 120k 6.5M
TTW TOPTUNG 0.16 0.064 170k 8.4M
RNO RHINOMED 0.16 0.255 18k 25.9M
M7T MACH7 TECHNOLOGI 0.15 0.225 16k 25.8M
PCL PANCONTINENTAL 0.14 0.008 27M 36.8M
PBX PACIFIC BAUXITE 0.14 0.016 1M 5.6M
MTH MITHRIL RESOURCE 0.14 0.016 60k 2.8M
DTM DART MINING NL 0.14 0.008 1M 6.0M
KFE KOGI IRON 0.14 0.16 260k 91.2M
LVH LIVEHIRE 0.14 0.45 156k 104.0M
CGS COGSTATE 0.13 0.575 43k 58.4M

GOING DOWN

Baraka Energy & Resources (ASX:BKP) fell 12.5 per cent to an intraday low of 0.7c after an attack by one-time fundraiser GTT Ventures succeeded in sending the board packing.

GTT Ventures had called an extraordinary meeting to try to dump Colin and Justin Vost and Ray Chang on Friday — and suceeded.

The outgoing board promised a “co-operative transition of the existing board to three new members”.

The new board is Jason Brewer, Patrick Glovac and Chris Zielinski.

Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks at 12.45pm Monday, Aug 13:

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ASX code Company Price change today Price (12.30pm) Volume Market Cap
WCN WHITE CLIFF MINE -0.5 0.001 4M 5.8M
BDI BLINA MINERALS N -0.5 0.001 3M 6.5M
XPE XPED -0.33 0.002 283k 4.5M
DDT DATADOT TECHNOLO -0.33 0.002 1M 2.4M
SYS SYNGAS -0.25 0.003 100k 2.4M
JKA JACKA RESOURCES -0.25 0.003 300k 3.1M
CMP COMPUMEDICS -0.25 0.445 253k 104.5M
AKM ASPIRE MINING -0.22 0.021 38M 69.2M
VPC VELPIC -0.2 0.004 3M 5.7M
8IH 8I HOLDINGS-CDI -0.19 0.11 10k 49.1M
XST XSTATE RESOURCES -0.17 0.005 700k 4.7M
HCO HYLEA METALS -0.17 0.005 9M 16.8M
ALT ANALYTICA -0.17 0.005 241k 20.0M
KPO KALINA POWER -0.15 0.029 319k 15.1M
N27 NORTHERN COBALT -0.14 0.12 1k 7.1M
RBR RBR GROUP -0.14 0.006 1M 4.9M
NCR NUCOAL RESOURCES -0.14 0.012 356k 10.8M
LSH LIFESPOT HEALTH -0.14 0.09 106k 7.9M
APC AUSTRALIAN POTAS -0.13 0.052 200k 18.3M
SXX SOUTHERN CROSS -0.13 0.007 326k 8.6M
MRQ MRG METALS -0.13 0.007 3M 5.3M
MED MERLIN DIAMONDS -0.13 0.007 7M 25.8M
BKP BARAKA ENERGY AN -0.13 0.007 78M 21.6M
AOA AUSMON RESOURCES -0.13 0.007 750k 4.1M
CRO CIRRALTO -0.13 0.035 13k 13.7M
TDO 3D OIL -0.12 0.11 60k 29.9M
MEU MARMOTA -0.12 0.015 389k 11.1M
DMI DEMPSEY MINERALS -0.11 0.28 9k 30.0M
ACL ALCHEMIA -0.11 0.008 2M 2.9M
WCN WHITE CLIFF MINE -0.5 0.001 4M 5.8M