Here are the key ASX small cap winners at lunch Monday February 25:

The ASX Small Ords was up 18.2 points or 0.7 per cent to 2,769.5 at 12pm AEST, another new high — the highest point since early October.

GOING UP

Fintech Splitit (ASX:SPT) rose 15 per cent to an intraday high of 86c this morning on news it had appointed the former managing director of PayPal Australia and Japan to head up its Asia Pacific strategy.

“Whether it is Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Japan, China or any other country in the region, we can offer merchants and shoppers something no one else can,” Andrew Pipolo said of his appointment.

CommsChoice (ASX:CCG) shares rose 54 per cent this morning to 10c, despite the fact it had no news out. That’s a four-month high. No word on stock gossip forum HotCopper, either, for the movement.

If you know why, please let us know.

Neurotech International (ASX:NTI) announced that its renounceable pro-rata rights issue raised $783,689, sending shares in the company up 40 per cent to 4.2c.

There was a shortfall of 2.6 million shares, which the company plans to place within the next three months.

Hot Chili (ASX:HCH) has cemented a deal that gives it the option to buy a private copper and gold discovery right next to two of its other copper projects.

Not a new deal — it announced in early Feb, this is just formal agreement post due diligence — but shares still kept climbing higher this morning, advancing 19 per cent to 3.2c not long after market open.

The copper miner’s shares shot up 93 per cent to close last week out at 2.7c, which nabbed it a grilling from the ASX over the spike.

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks at 11.45am Monday February 25: 

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ASX CodeNameLast pricePercentage changeMarket capVolume
CCG CommsChoice Group Ltd0.1+53.85%$9,800,000229.5k
ARO Astro Resources NL0.003+50.00%$3,800,000771.5k
NTI Neurotech International Ltd0.04+40.00%$4,700,00054.0k
PCL Pancontinental Oil & Gas NL0.002+33.33%$10,800,000500.0k
NES Nelson Resources Ltd0.15+25.00%$5,500,000754K
BUY Bounty Oil & Gas NL0.005+25.00%$4,800,000500.0k
IRD Iron Road Ltd0.09+21.43%$59,000,000112.7k
FGO Flamingo AI Ltd0.01+20.00%$13,400,0002.0M
GBZ GBM Resources Ltd0.01+20.00%$6,500,000330.3k
SF1 STEMify Ltd0.01+20.00%$3,400,00017.5k
KNO Knosys Ltd0.06+18.37%$8,300,000871.1k
OPN OpenDNA Ltd0.04+17.65%$7,900,000884.1k
CTM Centaurus Metals Ltd0.01+16.67%$16,100,0003.0M
BMG BMG Resources Ltd0.01+14.29%$3,400,0001.4M
PM1 Pure Minerals Ltd0.02+14.29%$5,700,000710.4k
TYX Tyranna Resources Ltd0.01+14.29%$7,500,00050.0k
MNW Mint Payments Ltd0.03+13.64%$19,600,000100.0k
RZI Raiz Invest Ltd0.59+13.46%$39,100,00022.5k
GLL Galilee Energy Ltd0.44+12.82%$101,600,000203.5k

 

GOING DOWN

GetSwift (ASX:GSW) shares have hit a new all-time low of 29c this morning, following a decision by ASIC to take two of the company’s executives, Bane Hunter and Joel MacDonald, to Federal Court for misleading investors.

This morning Mr Hunter and Mr MacDonald said they would “vigorously defend” the allegations.

Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks at 11.45am Monday February 25: 

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ASX CodeNameLast pricePercentage changeMarket capVolume
NWE Norwest Energy NL0.002-33.33%$6,800,0001.6M
KLH Kalia Ltd0.002-33.33%$5,000,0001.5M
GSW GetSwift Ltd0.31-30.68%$59,400,0001.1M
RNX Renegade Exploration Ltd0.003-25.00%$2,100,000661.9k
OVL Oro Verde Ltd0.003-25.00%$4,700,00050.0k
CYQ Cycliq Group Ltd0.003-25.00%$2,900,00027.5k
ADV Ardiden Ltd0.003-25.00%$6,700,00023.9k
MNC Metminco Ltd0.004-20.00%$3,000,000856.0k
LMG Latrobe Magnesium Ltd0.01-20.00%$10,400,0001.4M
SVT ServTech Global Holdings Ltd0.01-18.75%$2,800,000820.9k
HGM High Grade Metals Ltd0.01-18.18%$4,100,0001.9M
BOC Bougainville Copper Ltd0.14-17.65%$56,100,00078.1k
UTR Ultracharge Ltd0.005-16.67%$4,700,000383.5k
RMX Red Mountain Mining Ltd0.005-16.67%$3,900,000114.0k
ELT Elementos Ltd0.005-16.67%$7,700,0001.8M
RGS Regeneus Ltd0.1-16.00%$21,900,000122.0k
WRM White Rock Minerals Ltd0.01-14.29%$9,800,000390.0k
TPE TPI Enterprises Ltd0.9-14.29%$73,000,000104.1k
CLI CropLogic Ltd0.01-13.33%$3,900,0003.2M