“We’re back, so suck on that one.”

Australia striker Sam Kerr gave it back to critics of the Matildas with both barrels after after the Matildas came from behind to beat Brazil 3-2 in the FIFA Women’s World Cup this morning.

Fair enough, too. It was a World Cup win for the ages, and a much better reflection on where the team is really at after its disastrous 2-1 tournament opening loos to Italy. Hopefully.

Here’s the mildly contentious winning goal:

 

Them’s the breaks. And insofar as World Cups go, it’s about time Australia got a few.

Colorado is also enjoying a win today. The US state has now made $1 billion in marijuana revenue since it was legalised in 2014.

Colorado Governor Jared Polis recently told CNBC that it was going very well, “although I like to tell my peer governors in other states ‘It’s not going well, don’t do it.’”

“There is obviously more advantage to us when we are all a little bit more special.”

Global markets were up on Thursday, driven by gains in oil, iron ore and gold.

Global oil prices rose by 2.2 per cent after attacks on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman, which raised fears about a short-term disruption to supplies.

The gold futures price rose by US$8.20 an ounce or 0.6 per cent to $1,345.00 an ounce – that’s $1950 Australian. Iron ore also rose, up by $US3.70 or 3.5 per cent to US$110.20 ($159) a tonne.

The ASX Small Ords Index was up 7.4 points, or 0.26 per cent, to 2839 by 11:45am EST.

Here are the key ASX small cap movers at lunchtime on Friday June 14:

GOING UP

$2.85 billion market cap gold miner Saracen(ASX:SAR) has announced an off-market takeover bid for micro-cap WA gold explorer Bligh Resources (ASX:BGH).

The all-share deal values Bligh at $38.2m or 12.8c per share – a 97 per cent premium to Bligh’s last closing share price of 6.5c. This saw the stock catch a rocket in morning trade.

And major miner Fortescue Metals (ASX:FMG) will form a $4m exploration JV with Tasman Resources (ASX:TAS),  right next door to BHP’s massive Olympic Dam mine in South Australia.

Tasman investors loved the news, sending the stock up 25 per cent to 3.5c.

Tasman’s project, which hosts the Vulcan iron oxide-copper-gold-uranium (“IOCGU”) prospect, was  subject to a prior farm-in agreement in 2011 with Rio Tinto, which bailed early after spending $10m.

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks at lunchtime, Friday June 14:

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Ticker Name Price Change Market Cap (AU$) Volume
BGH Bligh Resources 0.13 +100.00% 23,000,000 120.0k
CYQ Cycliq Group 0.002 +100.00% 1,500,000 3.0M
IAM Intiger Group 0.002 +100.00% 2,500,000 4.0M
AKN Auking Mining 0.0015 +50.00% 932,600 97.8k
MLS Metals Australia 0.002 +33.33% 4,400,000 300.0k
RIM Rimfire Pacific Mining 0.004 +33.33% 4,300,000 427.0k
AUH AustChina Holdings 0.005 +25.00% 3,300,000 2.3M
DTR Dateline Resources 0.0025 +25.00% 19,900,000 5.0M
IVO Invigor Group 0.005 +25.00% 14,200,000 400.0k
POW Protean Energy 0.01 +25.00% 2,200,000 912.3k
TYX Tyranna Resources 0.005 +25.00% 3,800,000 300.0k
UTR Ultracharge 0.0025 +25.00% 2,700,000 40.0k
AVC Auctus Alternative Investments 0.34 +24.07% 7,200,000 31.7k
TAS Tasman Resources 0.03 +21.43% 14,300,000 14.3M
ANL Amani Gold 0.003 +20.00% 13,000,000 666.7k
BLY Boart Longyear 0.01 +20.00% 157,000,000 4.9M
MGT Magnetite Mines 0.01 +20.00% 4,800,000 500.0k
PBX Pacific Bauxite 0.01 +20.00% 4,800,000 128.7k
PNX PNX Metals 0.01 +20.00% 12,200,000 1.5M

 

GOING DOWN

In May last year global animal health company Zoetis signed an exclusive licence with Anatara Lifesciences (ASX:ANR) for its non-antibiotic diarrhoea treatment for livestock and horses. Zoetis was planning to develop, make, and market the treatment worldwide.

But today, Anatara announced that the deal was over; Zoetis had “given notice of termination of the exclusive worldwide license of Detach for livestock and horses”.

Anatara says it will now undertake a strategic review and provide an update to the market in the coming weeks.

Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks at lunchtime, Friday, June 14:

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Ticker Name Price Change Market Cap Volume
CAD Caeneus Minerals 0.001 -50.00% 3,200,000 290.0k
ANR Anatara Lifesciences 0.2 -42.86% 16,600,000 835.3k
PNN PepinNini Lithium 0.002 -33.33% 3,100,000 7.7M
IMC Immuron 0.12 -20.69% 21,200,000 792.9k
ARV Artemis Resources 0.03 -18.42% 25,200,000 4.1M
MRV Moreton Resources 0.005 -16.67% 18,600,000 180.0k
MZN Marindi Metals 0.0025 -16.67% 6,400,000 3.0M
FGO Flamingo AI 0.01 -16.67% 9,000,000 14.2M
IMU Imugene 0.01 -15.63% 57,800,000 26.2M
GAL Galileo Mining 0.14 -15.62% 13,800,000 150.0k
TZL TZ 0.12 -14.29% 9,900,000 642k
GTG Genetic Technologies 0.01 -14.29% 19,000,000 80.0k
AQD AusQuest 0.01 -13.33% 8,200,000 120.0k
LAA LatAm Autos 0.05 -12.70% 26,400,000 70.1k
WWG Wiseway Group 0.25 -12.50% 33,900,000 93.0k
KEY Key Petroleum 0.004 -11.11% 7,000,000 8.3M
IMS Impelus 0.01 -11.11% 5,500,000 87.0k
ARU Arafura Resources 0.13 -10.34% 78,100,000 9.9M
SEI Speciality Metals 0.03 -10.34% 19,100,000 418.5k
GGG Greenland Minerals 0.14 -10.00% 141,600,000 7.1M