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Here are the key ASX small cap winners and losers at lunch Friday March 15.

The ASX Small Ords was up 2.7 points or 0.1 per cent to 2,791.3 at 12.10pm AEST.

GOING UP

Alara Resources (ASX:AUQ) is the morning’s biggest winner, up 50 per cent to 3c, thanks to a huge $96 million investment into Al Hadeetha Resources, a joint venture of Alara’s.

Qatar’s SAMA Global Investment tipped in the money for development of the Washihi-Mazzaza copper project in Oman.

1st Group (ASX:1ST) rose 21 per cent to 3c after it signed a strategic pilot agreement with Medibank.

1st’s MyHealth1st platform will power Medibank’s Members’ Choice Advantage online booking service.

GI Dynamics (ASX:GID) saw its shares jump 20 per cent to 1.8c after receiving some good news this week from the UK National Health Service.

New data on its patented EndoBarrier treatment showed a significant reduction in HbA1c, weight, liver fat and cardiovascular disease (CVD) risks as well as a reduction in the need for insulin in some patients.

Meteroic Resources (ASX:MEI) rose 30 per cent to 1c before putting its shares into a trading halt.

It will release information about an acquisition by Tuesday next week.

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks at 11.45am Friday March 15: 

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ASX CodeNameLast pricePercentage changeMarket capVolume
AUQ Alara Resources Ltd0.0350%$20,100,00010.0M
SRO Shareroot Ltd0.00250%$2,400,0002.2M
MRD Mount Ridley Mines Ltd0.00233%$4,700,0001.1M
PNN PepinNini Lithium Ltd0.00433%$3,300,0002.1M
MEI Meteoric Resources NL0.0130%$7,500,0004.6M
CZN Corazon Mining Ltd0.00525%$6,300,000497.0k
OEX Oilex Ltd0.00525%$10,300,000161.6k
WBE Whitebark Energy Ltd0.00525%$7,900,0002.0M
1ST 1st Group Ltd0.0321%$8,900,00045.0k
PMY Pacifico Minerals Ltd0.00620%$9,900,0002.1M
RFN Reffind Ltd0.00620%$3,100,0001.0M
ARM Aurora Minerals Ltd0.01820%$2,100,00023.2k
GID GI Dynamics Inc0.01820%$17,300,000189.1k
EGL Environmental Group Ltd/The0.0620%$13,100,0001.5M
GSS Genetic Signatures Ltd1.2619%$130,000,00092.7k
CXZ Connexion Telematics Ltd0.01318%$10,900,000357.0k
EM1 Emerge Gaming Ltd0.0318%$15,300,00043.3M
SEI Speciality Metals Internationa0.0417%$19,400,0004.1M
MDI Middle Island Resources Ltd0.00717%$7,300,0002.0M
AVC Auctus Alternative Investments0.3416%$9,700,0006.5k

 

GOING DOWN

No big falls in small cap land before lunch today, with fluctuating penny stocks high on the table.

Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks at 11.45am Friday March 15: 

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ASX CodeNameLast pricePercentage changeMarket capVolume
AUH AustChina Holdings Ltd0.002-33%$2,200,0002.2M
SUD Suda Pharmaceuticals Ltd0.004-20%$10,300,000470.0k
SMI Santana Minerals Ltd0.004-20%$3,000,000400
PRL Petrel Energy Ltd0.004-20%$12,100,00015.1M
IAM Intiger Group Ltd0.005-17%$8,400,000309.5k
FHS Freehill Mining Ltd0.02-17%$16,100,000830.1k
BPL Broken Hill Prospecting Ltd0.02-16%$3,100,00010.0k
PAK Pacific American Coal Ltd0.04-14%$6,000,000250
MSR Manas Resources Ltd0.003-14%$7,900,000100.0k
FGO Flamingo AI Ltd0.006-14%$6,700,0005.0k
DRX Diatreme Resources Ltd0.013-13%$17,300,000237.5k
LMG Latrobe Magnesium Ltd0.007-13%$9,100,000661.5k
ALY Alchemy Resources Ltd0.014-13%$6,200,0001.2M
RFG Retail Food Group Ltd0.17-11%$29,700,0002.2M
CY5 Cygnus Gold Ltd0.05-11%$3,000,00040.9k
CG1 Carbonxt Group Ltd0.34-11%$29,700,0003.8k
SVT ServTech Global Holdings Ltd0.02-11%$3,600,0001.1M
ZMI Zinc of Ireland NL0.005-10%$10,900,000250.0k
WWI West Wits Mining Ltd0.009-10%$7,100,0002.8M
ERL Empire Resources Ltd0.009-10%$5,600,000345.0k