The Joker is back.

A trailer has now been released for the latest film adaptation based around the iconic comic book villain.

This time, Joaquin Phoenix is the actor tasked with recapturing everyone’s imagination — more than 10 years after Heath Ledger put on the red lipstick and went full creep-mode in The Dark Knight.

It wasn’t quite so scary on markets this morning, although the ASX Small Ords is poised to end a seven-day winning streak after drifting lower into midday trade.

The index was down 10 points to 2,778.30 as at 12pm AEST, an intra-day fall of 0.35 per cent.

GOING UP

Lithium Consolidated (ASX: LI3) is hot again, posting a gain of 35 per cent one day after releasing its latest investor presentation to the market.

The stock was a standout performer last week after announcing it had secured two new lithium exploration licences in northern Mozambique. At 9.5 cents, its share price has now more than doubled from a March 22 closing price of 4.6 cents.

Mining minnow Dreadnought Resources (ASX: DRE) posted a 50 per cent gain to 0.4 cents after announcing it has completed the cash and scrip acquisition of IronRinger Resources Pty Ltd.

Dreadnought now plans to commence exploration at its Yampi project in WA “as soon as exploration approvals are received”.

Bass Oil (ASX: BAS), Kalia Limited (ASX: KLH) and Norwood Systems (ASX: NOR) also posted 50 per cent gains, while penny stock Acacia Coal (ASX: AJC) jumped by 100 per cent to 0.4 cents on no news.

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks at midday on Thursday, April 4:

Ticker Name Price % Chg Market Cap Volume
AJC Acacia Coal Ltd 0.004 100% $6,100,000 1.0M
BAS Bass Oil Ltd 0.003 50% $7,800,000 50.0k
DRE Dreadnought Resources Ltd 0.003 50% $1,400,000 1.6M
KLH Kalia Ltd 0.003 50% $7,500,000 674.8k
NOR Norwood Systems Ltd 0.003 50% $4,500,000 2.2M
LI3 Lithium Consolidated Ltd 0.09 36% $9,000,000 281.5k
CZN Corazon Mining Ltd 0.004 33% $5,100,000 600.0k
SI6 Six Sigma Metals Ltd 0.004 33% $1,800,000 270.0k
CSE Copper Strike Ltd 0.1 25% $10,700,000 13.0k
IXU IXUP Ltd 0.12 25% $19,000,000 24.5k
CTO Citigold Corp Ltd 0.005 25% $10,800,000 1.8M
SUD Suda Pharmaceuticals Ltd 0.005 25% $12,900,000 3.0M
GLN Galan Lithium Ltd 0.28 22% $30,500,000 1.5M
CTM Centaurus Metals Ltd 0.006 20% $16,200,000 125.0k
MTH Mithril Resources Ltd 0.006 20% $2,500,000 2.1M
ROG Red Sky Energy Ltd 0.003 20% $3,000,000 217.0k
SMD Syndicated Metals Ltd 0.006 20% $3,800,000 272.8k
TRL Tanga Resources Ltd 0.003 20% $3,800,000 2.7M
MOB Mobilicom Ltd/Australia 0.12 20% $26,100,000 107.3k

 

GOING DOWN

Junior gold play Stone Resources (ASX: SHK) was down 33 per cent to 0.2 cents after releasing its monthly cashflow report for March.

And mining minnow Legacy Iron Ore (ASX: LCY) had an identical move to 0.2 cents on no news. The company’s share price continues to struggle for traction and is now from around 0.6 cents at the same time last year.

Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks at midday on Thursday, April 4:

Ticker Name Price % Chg Market Cap Volume
SHK Stone Resources Australia Ltd 0.002 -33% $1,600,000 380.0k
LCY Legacy Iron Ore Ltd 0.002 -33% $4,400,000 60.0K
BRI Big River Industries Pty Ltd 1.01 -25% $53,600,000 2.8k
LRS Latin Resources Ltd 0.002 -25% $4,900,000 6.0M
ANL Amani Gold Ltd 0.002 -25% $5,500,000 2.1M
RXL Rox Resources Ltd/Australia 0.007 -22% $8,800,000 15.2M
SMI Santana Minerals Ltd 0.004 -20% $2,600,000 2.0k
OVL Oro Verde Ltd 0.002 -20% $3,100,000 974.9k
MNC Metminco Ltd 0.002 -20% $2,400,000 1.1k
AYR Alloy Resources Ltd 0.002 -20% $3,200,000 225.9k
DEV DevEx Resources Ltd 0.04 -17% $3,500,000 8.3k
WCN White Cliff Minerals Ltd 0.005 -17% $2,400,000 410.0k
VIC Victory Mines Ltd 0.003 -17% $3,100,000 500.0k
RMG RMG Ltd 0.011 -15% $6,800,000 10.0k
SER Strategic Energy Resources Ltd 0.006 -14% $5,400,000 300.0k
WRM White Rock Minerals Ltd 0.007 -13% $11,500,000 125.0k
TKM Trek Metals Ltd 0.006 -13% $2,200,000 203.6k
EMU Emu NL 0.06 -12% $7,700,000 250.0k
ERL Empire Resources Ltd 0.008 -11% $5,000,000 897.5k
CT1 CCP Technologies Ltd 0.008 -11% $3,600,000 280.0k