It’s official — Joe Biden is running for US president in 2020.

In other news, Microsoft’s market cap touched an incredible $US1 trillion after better than expected earnings, while Tesla has fallen into the red once again, posting a $US702m loss for the quarter.

Overall, US markets were more muted on Thursday after Tuesday’s record-breaking run, and the local bourse followed that trend in morning trade.

The Small Ords index – which measures the health of small cap companies on the ASX – was down 0.12 per cent, or 3.4 points to 2,851.4 at about 11:45am EST.

Here’s the state of play at lunch Friday April 26:

WINNERS:

Tinybeans (ASX:TNY) caught a rocket earlier this month when it announced an advertising deal with Lego.

The news website for parents is up another 35 per cent this morning after unveiling a new content platform that will be available to users worldwide.

Geopacific Resources (ASX:GPR), which is trying to get its  low cost 100,000oz a year Woodlark project in PNG up and running, surged 21 per cent on no news this morning.

Tanzanian graphite explorer Kibaran Resources (ASX:KNL) was also up 13 per cent on no news.

Ticker Name Price % Chg Market Cap Volume
APG Austpac Resources 0.002 50% $3,100,000 15.7M
CYQ Cycliq Group 0.003 50% $2,900,000 180.0k
TRL Tanga Resources 0.003 50% $3,800,000 3.0M
TNY Tinybeans 1.1 35% $35,900,000 212.7k
CZN Corazon Mining 0.004 33% $5,500,000 883.3k
GTE Great Western Exploration 0.005 25% $4,800,000 215.0k
MHC Manhattan Corp 0.005 25% $3,700,000 250.0k
SCI Silver City Minerals 0.01 25% $2,900,000 499.8k
GPR Geopacific Resources 0.02 21% $41,500,000 210.0k
TCN Techniche 0.03 21% $6,100,000 58.6k
E2E Eon NRG 0.006 20% $3,800,000 551.0k
EVE EVE Investments 0.006 20% $14,300,000 243.7k
NSE New Standard Energy 0.006 20% $4,700,000 3.8M
VAL Valor Resources 0.006 20% $11,400,000 3.8M
LML Lincoln Minerals 0.006 17% $4,000,000 239.9k
IAM Intiger Group 0.01 14% $13,400,000 500.0k
KNL Kibaran Resources 0.13 13% $38,000,000 17.0k
PCK PainChek 0.01 13% $29,100,000 1.9M

 

LOSERS

The losers column was dominated by microcaps, like lithium/ nickel play Caeneus Minerals (ASX:CAD) and tech company AssetOwl (ASX:AO1), who were down 50 per cent and 44 per cent respectively.

Ticker Name Price % Chg Market Cap Volume
CAD Caeneus Minerals 0.001 -50% $1,900,000 401.0k
AO1 AssetOwl 0.01 -44% $1,300,000 1.2M
ARX Arc Exploration 0.13 -32% $3,300,000 2.8k
BUY Bounty Oil & Gas 0.003 -25% $2,900,000 20.0k
AGE Alligator Energy 0.003 -25% $3,000,000 25.0k
TYX Tyranna Resources 0.004 -20% $3,800,000 50.0k
NVO NVOI 0.004 -20% $4,100,000 70.0k
MNC Metminco 0.002 -20% $2,400,000 125.0k
ABL Abilene Oil and Gas 0.004 -20% $1,600,000 17.1k
SCL Schrole Group 0.009 -18% $6,900,000 550.0k
RDG Resource Development Group 0.02 -17% $12,600,000 125.0k
PNX PNX METALS 0.005 -17% $7,600,000 30.0k
DTR Dateline Resources 0.005 -17% $19,900,000 2.5M
DHR Dark Horse Resources 0.005 -17% $9,900,000 116.4k
N27 Northern Cobalt 0.06 -16% $3,100,000 14.5k
INK Indago Energy 0.04 -16% $8,900,000 443.1k
RFN Reffind 0.006 -14% $3,100,000 570.0k
MEM Memphasys 0.02 -13% $11,000,000 1.3M