Here are the key ASX small cap winners and losers at lunch Mon Oct 22:

The ASX Small Ords index was down 0.7 per cent or 19 points to 2686 by 12.45pm AEST.

GOING UP

Semen separator Memphasys (ASX:MEM) was swimming in the right direction this morning, moving ahead 41 per cent to 4.5c.

Memphasys is developing a membrane codenamed Felix that separates quick swimmers from flabby floaters to improve IVF procedures.

Today Memphasys told investors it had “entered a pivotal stage in the commercial development” of Felix, signing “the first of a number of leading international andrology and IVF clinics as partners to conduct invitro [or test tube] assessments”.

Under the deal, Memphasys will work with a Stockholm-based male infertility clinic ANOVA Karolinska “on the clinical validation of the Felix device”.

Memphasys is hoping for European regulatory approval in late 2019 which would allow for human trials.

Invigor (ASX:IVO) rose 33 per cent to 0.8c after confirming a deal that would see its technology used in China’s hugely popular WeChat social network.

Invigor more than doubled last month after it first announced a three-year deal with Winning Group, a partner of WeChat owner Tencent.

The stock later cooled to 0.5c before today’s recovery.

Invigor told investors the deal had now “become unconditional with both parties waiving the initial three-month pilot period and moving to live deployment of WeChat Pay in South-East Asia with the first significant customer introduced by Invigor”.

Newly renamed medical imaging service ImExHS (ASX:IME) gained 20 per cent to 3.7c after signing its biggest contract to date.

ImExHS changed its name from Omni Market Tide in August after raising $5.5 million at 2.5c per share to buy a business called Imaging and Healthcare Services.

ImExHS aims to be “one of the leaders of the Imaging Latin America market, offering flexible and scalable imaging solutions”.

Under today’s deal a columbian radiology group called Colsubsidio will convert from analog film to digital imaging.

The deal was valued at $2 million to $2.8 million over five years.

Manganese explorer Element 25 (ASX:E25) gained 25 per cent to 20c this morning after it started new drilling at its “Butcherbird” project in central Western Australia.

Butcherbird is said to be Australia’s biggest onshore manganese resource “comprising large tonnages of near-surface manganese oxide ore in seven deposits”.

Element 25 told investors today it had received heritage clearances from the Nyiyaparli native title claim group.

Drilling of 200 holes for a total of 7000m was now underday. Assays (or test results) are due on December and a revised resource estimate is planned for January.

Shares in explorer Bellevue Gold (ASX:BGL) climbed 22 per cent to 41c this morning on news it now has a war chest of more than 1 million ounces of high-grade gold.

Bellevue bumped up its “inferred” resource for its namesake project, located 400km northwest of Kalgoorlie in Western Australia, to 1.04 million ounces at 12.3 grams per tonne (g/t) gold.

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks at 12.15pm Mon Oct 22:

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ASX code Company Price change today (12.15pm) Price (12.15pm) Volume Market Cap
MEM MEMPHASYS 0.40625 0.045 102M 11.6M
OEX OILEX 0.333333333333 0.004 3M 6.8M
IVO INVIGOR GROUP 0.333333333333 0.008 350k 9.0M
SMX SECURITY MATTERS 0.285714285714 0.36 366k 27.3M
E25 ELEMENT 25 0.25 0.2 30k 13.4M
LRS LATIN RESOURCES 0.25 0.005 50k 11.2M
BGL BELLEVUE GOLD 0.205882352941 0.41 6M 136.6M
RMX RED MOUNTAIN MIN 0.2 0.006 2M 3.4M
ENB ENEABBA GAS 0.2 0.006 784k 2.6M
SVL SILVER MINES 0.194444444444 0.043 5M 22.8M
IME IMEXHS 0.193548387097 0.037 2M 28.7M
NC6 NANOLLOSE 0.181818181818 0.13 90k 8.2M
WRM WHITE ROCK MINER 0.166666666667 0.007 6M 9.8M
NXE NEW ENERGY MINER 0.166666666667 0.105 40k 10.3M
CZN CORAZON MINING L 0.166666666667 0.007 817k 7.6M
ADN ANDROMEDA METALS 0.166666666667 0.007 90k 6.5M
IPB IPB PETROLEUM LI 0.161290322581 0.036 210k 6.2M
HRN HORIZON GOLD 0.157894736842 0.22 11k 14.5M
RHT RESONANCE HEALTH 0.153846153846 0.03 3M 10.5M
GED GOLDEN DEEPS 0.153846153846 0.045 20k 6.7M
KAS KASBAH RESOURCES 0.142857142857 0.008 900k 7.3M
FPL FREMONT PETROLEU 0.142857142857 0.008 1M 6.0M
CTO CITIGOLD CORP 0.142857142857 0.008 1M 15.0M
GUL GULLEWA 0.142857142857 0.024 1M 3.2M
ANP ANTISENSE THERAP 0.14 0.057 52M 18.6M
TBH BETMAKERS HOLDIN 0.136363636364 0.075 449k 14.8M
NTM NTM GOLD 0.135135135135 0.042 205k 12.2M
BKT BLACK ROCK MININ 0.133333333333 0.034 517k 15.7M
GZL GAZAL CORP 0.116504854369 4.6 17k 184.0M
RLC REEDY LAGOON 0.111111111111 0.01 105k 3.6M

 

GOING DOWN

Jayex Healthcare (ASX:JHL) was down 28 per cent to 2.3c after confirming a July deal with Kiwi cannabis play MediCann NZ had been terminated.

Jayex had been planning to license remote dispensing terminals to MediCann ahead of expected changes in New Zealand law.

Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks at 12.15pm Mon Oct 22:

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ASX code Company Price change today (12.15pm) Price (12.15pm) Volume Market Cap
RRS RANGE RESOURCES -0.5 0.001 3M 12.8M
LKO LAKES OIL NL -0.5 0.001 21M 45.4M
NGY NUENERGY GAS -0.297297297297 0.026 175k 54.8M
XST XSTATE RESOURCES -0.25 0.003 500k 3.6M
MLS METALS AUSTRALIA -0.25 0.003 130k 9.4M
JHL JAYEX HEALTHCARE -0.25 0.024 80k 5.4M
INK INDAGO ENERGY -0.215384615385 0.051 6k 13.8M
CCE CARNEGIE CLEAN E -0.2 0.008 10M 28.8M
AUL AUSTAR GOLD -0.2 0.004 2M 17.0M
EVE EVE INVESTMENTS -0.142857142857 0.006 3M 15.9M
MQR MARQUEE RESOURCE -0.129032258065 0.135 4k 6.6M
OXX OCTANEX -0.125 0.007 110k 2.2M
EAR ECHO RESOURCES L -0.125 0.105 2M 58.6M
ADV ARDIDEN -0.125 0.007 1M 13.4M
POH PHOSPHAGENICS -0.125 0.021 449k 37.9M
SCU STEMCELL UNITED -0.117647058824 0.03 62M 17.5M
HT8 HARRIS TECHNOLOG -0.117647058824 0.015 100k 2.6M
CPH CRESO PHARMA -0.110169491525 0.525 346k 68.4M
LCT LIVING CELL TECH -0.101694915254 0.053 56M 33.7M
RXL ROX RESOURCES -0.1 0.009 2M 12.6M
RTR RUMBLE RESOURCES -0.1 0.045 30k 17.9M
ARN ALDORO RESOURCES -0.1 0.18 3k 6.9M
ONX ORMINEX -0.1 0.225 207k 134.6M
AGS ALLIANCE RESOURC -0.1 0.135 141k 15.6M
CGN CRATER GOLD MINI -0.0952380952381 0.019 25k 5.9M
CG1 CARBONXT GROUP -0.0918803418803 0.425 15k 34.5M
SRK STRIKE RESOURCES -0.0909090909091 0.05 78k 8.0M
KRM KINGSROSE MINING -0.0909090909091 0.05 2M 40.2M
DMG DRAGON MOUNTAIN -0.0909090909091 0.01 55k 2.9M
BNL BIG STAR ENERGY -0.0909090909091 0.01 51k 3.6M