Here are the key ASX small cap winners and losers at lunch Tuesday October 30:

The ASX Small Ords was down 2.3 points or 0.09 per cent to 2,542.8 at 12.47pm AEST.

GOING UP

Rollercoaster biotech Biotron (ASX:BIT) was yet again among the most-traded small caps with $2.8m worth of shares trading hands as the company rose 21 per cent to an intraday high of 20c.

The HIV fighter has been in the spotlight over the past month ever since it announced positive results to its clinical trial. Here columnist Tim Boreham took a look at the hows and whys — and what’s next.

Today the company published answers to some rather detailed questions from the ASX asking for clarity on its disclosure practices. Biotron said it was in compliance with ASX listing rules.

Shares in Freehill Mining (ASX:FHA) rose 20 per cent to an intraday high of 1.8c following the release of the September quarterly.

It showed that Freehill was making slow progress on a number of fronts since falling from year-highs of 10c earlier in the year.

“These included board restructuring, the contracting out of the trial mining operation and detailed planning for a maiden exploration program commenced,” the company said.

Smart car tech company Connexion Media (ASX:CXZ) rose 14 per cent to an intraday high of 0.8c after telling investors that General Motors had selected its technology for exclusive use in 2019 Cadillac models.

Its fleet management software will be the only software allowed for GM (Buick, GMC, Chevrolet) and now Cadillac dealers to be eligible for the 2019 Courtesy Transportation Program. The take-up by Cadillac is expected to result in an increase of approximately 10,000 subscribed vehicles for the program as a whole.

Gladiator Resources (ASX:GLA) shares rose 50 per cent to an intraday high of 0.3c after the company revealed to investors that it received the final approvals from the Central Land Council to commence its drilling program in the Northern Territory.

The approvals received by the Council and the Department of Primary Industry and Resources remove all barriers to exploration activity on the Company’s Kroda and Tulsa prospects, Gladiator said.

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks at 12.15pm Tuesday October 30: 

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ASX code Company Price change today (12.30pm) Price (12.30pm) Volume Market Cap
QGL QUANTUM GRAPHITE 0.5 0.003 6M 15.0M
GLA GLADIATOR RESOUR 0.5 0.003 250k 2.0M
EMP EMPEROR ENERGY L 0.5 0.003 1M 1.8M
BPH BPH ENERGY 0.5 0.003 79M 3.0M
CHK COHIBA MINERALS 0.4 0.007 170k 2.8M
AHN ATHENA RESOURCES 0.37 0.026 30k 4.1M
OEX OILEX 0.33 0.004 807k 6.8M
DDD 3D RESOURCES 0.33 0.004 2M 2.7M
AGE ALLIGATOR ENERGY 0.33 0.004 173k 3.0M
RAC RACE ONCOLOGY 0.32 0.125 125k 7.3M
TPD TALON PETROLEUM 0.25 0.005 4M 4.1M
LRS LATIN RESOURCES 0.25 0.005 5M 11.2M
WRM WHITE ROCK MINER 0.2 0.006 4M 9.8M
SUD SUDA PHARMACEUTI 0.2 0.006 156M 12.9M
FHS FREEHILL MINING 0.2 0.018 30k 6.1M
IHR INTELLIHR HOLDIN 0.19 0.155 13k 13.7M
VLT VAULT INTELLIGEN 0.18 0.026 6M 22.6M
CFO CFOAM 0.16 0.18 9k 18.0M
MZI MZI RESOURCES 0.15 0.115 299k 26.8M
LNG LIQUEFIED NATURA 0.14 0.475 12M 237.0M
RMX RED MOUNTAIN MIN 0.14 0.008 13M 4.7M
CXZ CONNEXION MEDIA 0.14 0.008 140k 5.9M
CDT CASTLE MINERALS 0.14 0.008 765k 1.6M
ADV ARDIDEN 0.14 0.008 11M 11.7M
ADN ANDROMEDA METALS 0.14 0.008 2M 7.6M
SRN SUREFIRE RESOURC 0.13 0.009 2M 3.5M
RIM RIMFIRE PAC MNG 0.13 0.009 47k 7.5M
EM1 EMERGE GAMING 0.13 0.009 249k 4.7M
CCE CARNEGIE CLEAN E 0.13 0.009 2M 23.1M
MBM MOBECOM 0.12 0.14 10k 22.3M
AX8 ACCELERATE RESOU 0.12 0.095 126k 4.0M
NAG NAGAMBIE RESOURC 0.12 0.076 160k 29.6M
POH PHOSPHAGENICS 0.12 0.029 13M 41.0M
RLE REAL ENERGY CORP 0.11 0.089 962k 24.1M
NVO NVOI 0.11 0.01 11M 3.7M
KRM KINGSROSE MINING 0.11 0.05 380k 32.9M
PKD PARKD 0.11 0.15 32k 10.1M
MRP MACPHERSONS RESO 0.11 0.081 13k 25.6M
PIQ PROTEOMICS INTER 0.11 0.255 10k 18.4M
FDM FREEDOM OIL AND 0.1 0.17 148k 166.9M
TNG TNG 0.1 0.115 2M 97.2M
8IH 8I HOLDINGS-CDI 0.09 0.12 30k 40.0M
BIT BIOTRON 0.09 0.18 25M 88.6M

 

GOING DOWN

Nearly 60 per cent of ResApp’s (ASX:RAP) share price was wiped in Tuesday morning trade as investors called into question “positive preliminary results” from a long-awaited follow-up trial for its coughing app.

ResApp’s share price collapsed 14 months ago when an earlier trial of the smart phone app — which is designed to diagnose respiratory disease — failed and had to be redone.

It dropped 60pc to an intraday low of 9c today.

Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks at 12.15pm Tuesday October 30: 

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ASX code Company Price change today (12.30pm) Price (12.30pm) Volume Market Cap
RAP RESAPP HEALTH -0.49 0.113 3M 152.5M
KTE K2 ENERGY -0.33 0.006 1M 2.7M
IKW IKWEZI MINING -0.33 0.002 73k 3.0M
MQR MARQUEE RESOURCE -0.29 0.085 8k 5.1M
MNC METMINCO -0.25 0.003 4M 3.7M
DEV DEVEX RESOURCES -0.25 0.003 2M 4.4M
BAS BASS OIL -0.25 0.003 50k 10.4M
GTR GTI RESOURCES -0.22 0.014 10k 2.9M
LCD LATITUDE CONSOLI -0.21 0.019 50k 6.6M
AUQ ALARA RESOURCES -0.2 0.016 200k 12.6M
EHH EAGLE HEALTH HOL -0.18 0.185 131k 71.6M
POD PODIUM MINERALS -0.17 0.075 35k 8.6M
PMY PACIFICO MINERAL -0.17 0.005 2M 8.2M
NWC NEW WORLD COBALT -0.17 0.035 169k 21.5M
ELT ELEMENTOS -0.17 0.005 4M 8.9M
FLC FLUENCE CORP -0.16 0.38 47k 198.8M
RES RESOURCE GENERAT -0.15 0.055 27k 37.8M
TSN TRANSACTION SOLU -0.14 0.006 1M 15.2M
CTO CITIGOLD CORP -0.14 0.006 500k 15.0M
VBS VECTUS BIOSYSTEM -0.14 0.6 500 16.4M
OSP OSPREY MEDIC-CDI -0.13 0.153 122k 59.4M
MLM METALLICA MINRAL -0.12 0.029 241k 11.0M
WLD WELLARD -0.11 0.047 10k 28.2M
MGT MAGNETITE MINES -0.11 0.008 450k 6.6M
IPB IPB PETROLEUM LI -0.11 0.025 222k 5.6M
TTL TRANSCENDENCE TE -0.11 0.017 838k 3.3M
SWJ STONEWALL RESOUR -0.1 0.009 2M 31.7M
SRI SIPA RESOURCES -0.1 0.009 4M 12.0M
SPB SOUTH PACIFIC RE -0.1 0.009 40k 1.7M
SBR SABRE RES -0.1 0.009 234k 4.1M