Here are the key ASX small cap winners and losers at lunch Thursday Nov 15:

The ASX Small Ords was up 0.4 per cent or 9.6 points to 2,598.3 at 12.15pm AEST.

GOING UP

Zinc explorer Peel Mining (ASX:PEX) rocketed more than 40 per cent today after a discovery that included a zinc grading of 40 per cent.

Anything over 12 per cent zinc is considered high grade.

The find came from drilling results at Peel’s “Southern Nights” site in NSW.

The shares jumped from 31c to an intraday high of 44c just after market open.

iSentia Group (ASX:ISD) rose 35 per cent to 29c this morning as the chairman and CEO’s addresses to the company’s annual general meeting were released publicly.

“I want to assure you that we have all been disappointed in Isentia’s recent share price performance. And the Board and executive team are working hard to restore shareholder value,” the company said.

The media monitoring business got walloped in August after a dividend cut, poor results and subdued outlook.

Eden Innovations (ASX:EDE) shares rose 23 per cent to 8.7c after the company told investors its concrete was being used in an American highway repair project.

It involves the reconstruction of 10 miles of the I-70 Interstate Highway, including sinking part of the highway and the establishment of a park above it, using the company’s proprietary EdenCrete.

Shares in Pharmaxis (ASX:PXS) bounced 8pc to an intraday high of 28c after the company revealed that the second of its fatty liver inhibitor drugs had passed safety clinical trials.

Pharmaxis chief Gary Phillips said some big names in pharmaceutical land were lining up to get a piece of the action.

“Several large pharma companies are interested in the Pharmaxis program where both of our LOXL2 inhibitors have now successfully completed phase 1 studies and demonstrated a best in class profile with 24‐hour inhibition of the target enzyme from a single daily dose,” he said.

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks at 12.15pm Thursday November 15: 

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ASX code Company Today's price change Price Nov 14 (12.10pm ) Volume Market Cap
PEX PEEL MINING 39 0.43 912k 67.9M
GPP GREENPOWER ENERG 33 0.004 780k 4.7M
CGM COUGAR METALS NL 33 0.004 6M 2.9M
ISD ISENTIA GROUP LT 33 0.285 2M 43.0M
FIN FIN RESOURCES LT 29 0.018 144k 5.3M
OVL ORO VERDE 25 0.005 11k 6.2M
ANL AMANI GOLD 25 0.005 727k 6.4M
PDI PREDICTIVE DISCO 23 0.016 485k 3.1M
CMD CASSIUS MINING L 21 0.029 353k 6.3M
TV2 TV2U INTERNATION 20 0.006 900k 10.2M
SVH SILVER HERITAGE 20 0.024 5k 25.2M
EDE EDEN INNOVATIONS 20 0.085 1M 108.0M
GPX GRAPHEX MINING L 20 0.245 116k 16.1M
SL1 SYMBOL MINING LT 19 0.025 500k 12.3M
NCR NUCOAL RESOURCES 18 0.013 18k 8.5M
JDR JADAR LITHIUM LT 18 0.013 2M 4.3M
CZR COZIRON RESOURCE 18 0.013 12k 19.6M
IHR INTELLIHR HOLDIN 17 0.135 203k 12.1M
POW PROTEAN ENERGY L 17 0.027 829k 7.1M
RIM RIMFIRE PAC MNG 17 0.007 4M 6.4M
CYQ CYCLIQ GROUP 17 0.007 1M 4.7M
CTM CENTAURUS METALS 17 0.007 5M 13.8M
ADV ARDIDEN 17 0.007 4M 10.1M
BIT BIOTRON 15 0.195 125M 92.7M
LKE LAKE RESOURCES 14 0.12 460k 37.8M
HIP HIPO RESOURCES L 14 0.016 649k 5.4M
TAS TASMAN RESOURCES 14 0.066 73k 28.7M
PPK PPK GROUP 14 0.5 373k 27.3M
ABX AUSTRALIAN BAUXI 14 0.125 22k 16.1M
MAY MELBANA ENERGY L 13 0.017 3M 28.0M

 

GOING DOWN

Healthcare wrecks Phosphagenics (ASX:POH) and Factor Therapeutics (ASX:FTT) were among the biggest decliners, though neither has much left to lose.

Both companies opened this morning at 0.3c — but in early traded both dropped a third to 0.2c.

The two stocks lost almost all their value this week, Phosphagenics thanks to a court case loss and Factor after a failed clinical trial.

Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks at 12.15pm Thursday November 15:

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ASX code Company Today's price change Price Nov 14 (12.10pm ) Volume Market Cap
FTT FACTOR THERAPEUT -0.33 0.002 334M 2.5M
EUZ EUROPA METALS LT -0.33 0.002 15M 16.7M
PMY PACIFICO MINERAL -0.29 0.005 2M 9.5M
MLD MACA -0.27 0.853 345k 314.9M
NOR NORWOOD SYSTEMS -0.17 0.005 200k 8.2M
ALT ANALYTICA -0.17 0.005 1M 20.0M
VMC VENUS METALS COR -0.15 0.14 16k 14.4M
MZI MZI RESOURCES LT -0.15 0.051 80k 16.1M
REV REAL ESTATE INVE -0.14 0.012 35k 1.6M
KEY KEY PETROLEUM LT -0.14 0.006 3M 9.4M
CZN CORAZON MINING L -0.14 0.006 4M 8.9M
CHK COHIBA MINERALS -0.14 0.006 100k 3.9M
GTR GTI RESOURCES -0.13 0.013 75k 2.4M
AR9 ARCHTIS -0.13 0.13 260k 18.5M
AZY ANTIPA MINERALS -0.12 0.022 56M 45.1M
TNR TORIAN RESOURCES -0.12 0.023 110k 5.8M
SWJ STONEWALL RESOUR -0.11 0.008 450k 28.5M
SRN SUREFIRE RESOURC -0.11 0.008 320k 4.0M
OEX OILEX -0.11 0.008 16M 20.4M
SWF SELFWEALTH -0.11 0.075 131k 10.9M
SVY STAVELY MINERALS -0.11 0.255 63k 44.3M
MAI MAINSTREAM GROUP -0.1 0.62 15k 88.7M
KPO KALINA POWER -0.1 0.018 200k 8.9M
FBR FBR -0.1 0.19 37M 260.8M
LCK LEIGH CREEK ENER -0.09 0.145 4M 75.4M
COO CORUM GROUP -0.09 0.029 46k 8.2M
TNT TESSERENT -0.09 0.06 158k 8.7M
GBP GLOBAL PETROLEUM -0.09 0.03 15k 6.7M
CAF CENTREPOINT ALLI -0.09 0.1 13k 17.3M
DMG DRAGON MOUNTAIN -0.09 0.01 100k 2.9M