As the AFL finals series kicks off this evening, with West Coast expected to obliterate Essendon, the AFL has announced the Grand Final entertainment: Paul Kelly.

Kelly, 64, performed at the 2012 AFL Grand Final that saw Sydney beat Hawthorn. He will be joined at this year’s illustrious event by Dean Lewis, Tones and I, legendary singer-songwriter John Williamson performing his rendition of Waltzing Matilda, and, of course, “Up There Cazaly” singer Mike Brady.

Also singing today is the ASX small ords, up 30.1 points to 2,868.8, while the ASX 200 is up 65.5 points to 6,618.5.

Going up

Data security platform archTIS (ASX:AR9) is now officially in business with the Attorney General’s department of the federal government.

The company announced today that the government had signed a 12-month contract for the use of Kojensi Gov, archTIS’ content and collaboration cloud service.

Shares in archTIS rocketed higher in morning trade, climbing almost 50 per cent to 14.5c.

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks at lunchtime, Thursday September 5:

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Code Name Price % Chg Market Cap Volume
UTR Ultracharge Ltd 0.002 +100.00% $2.2M 350.0k
RD1 Registry Direct Ltd 0.02 +66.67% $3.4M 100.0k
UUV UUV Aquabotix Ltd 0.01 +62.50% $2.6M 115.6M
PPL Pureprofile Ltd 0.02 +58.33% $2.3M 729.2k
PGY Pilot Energy Ltd 0.09 +54.10% $6.4M 3.6M
PCL Pancontinental Oil & Gas NL 0.003 +50.00% $16.2M 4.6M
LCY Legacy Iron Ore Ltd 0.004 +33.33% $5.9M 838.6k
NOR Norwood Systems Ltd 0.004 +33.33% $8.3M 500.0k
AR9 Archtis Ltd 0.13 +30.00% $16.0M 431.7k
OAR Oakdale Resources Ltd 0.01 +25.00% $2.3M 2.2M
YPB YPB Group Ltd 0.005 +25.00% $5.7M 6.9M
RNE ReNu Energy Ltd 0.03 +23.08% $3.9M 193.8k
KEY Key Petroleum Ltd 0.011 +22.22% $18.4M 35.1M
MTH Mithril Resources Ltd 0.006 +20.00% $2.5M 3.6M
MLX Metals X Ltd 0.18 +17.74% $124.0M 3.7M
KTA Krakatoa Resources Ltd 0.02 +17.65% $2.7M 390.8k
ALY Alchemy Resources Ltd 0.014 +16.67% $6.4M 40.0k
DDT DataDot Technology Ltd 0.007 +16.67% $5.6M 1.0M
DTR Dateline Resources Ltd 0.0035 +16.67% $28.5M 44.6M
POW Protean Energy Ltd 0.007 +16.67% $2.2M 2.0M
SER Strategic Energy Resources Ltd 0.007 +16.67% $6.7M 1.2M

Going down

Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks at lunchtime, Thursday September 5:

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Code Name Price % Chg Market Cap Volume
KGD Kula Gold Ltd 0.01 -47.37% $588K 2.8k
PNN PepinNini Lithium Ltd 0.002 -33.33% $2.5M 1.7M
LKO Lakes Oil NL 0.001 -33.33% $33.4M 2.7M
VAL Valor Resources Ltd 0.005 -28.57% $9.5M 5.6M
AOA Ausmon Resources Ltd 0.003 -25.00% $1.6M 222.2k
MRV Moreton Resources Ltd 0.004 -20.00% $12.4M 200.0k
CYB CYBG PLC 2.01 -19.28% $2.8B 33.1M
AUT Auteco Minerals Ltd 0.005 -16.67% $5.0M 1.0M
BOC Bougainville Copper Ltd 0.1 -16.67% $40.0M 461.3k
CPV Clearvue Technologies Ltd 0.17 -15.00% $16.6M 925.6k
LMW LandMark White Ltd 0.12 -14.81% $17.9M 61.4k
FGO Flamingo AI Ltd 0.003 -14.29% $3.4M 1.9M
CFE Cape Lambert Resources Ltd 0.006 -14.29% $6.2M 150.0k
CCJ County International Ltd 0.006 -14.29% $1.4M 455.7k
FMS Flinders Mines Ltd 0.05 -14.29% $188.2M 110.0k
DCC DigitalX Ltd 0.03 -13.33% $15.5M 7.2M
ELS Elsight Ltd 0.35 -12.50% $33.6M 2.3k
ICG Inca Minerals Ltd 0.0035 -12.50% $11.0M 2.0M
CUL Cullen Resources Ltd 0.014 -12.50% $2.4M 1.0M