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 Code Name Last price Percentage change Market cap Volume
AUQ Alara Resources Ltd 0.03 50% $20,100,000 10.0M
SRO Shareroot Ltd 0.002 50% $2,400,000 2.2M
MRD Mount Ridley Mines Ltd 0.002 33% $4,700,000 1.1M
PNN PepinNini Lithium Ltd 0.004 33% $3,300,000 2.1M
MEI Meteoric Resources NL 0.01 30% $7,500,000 4.6M
CZN Corazon Mining Ltd 0.005 25% $6,300,000 497.0k
OEX Oilex Ltd 0.005 25% $10,300,000 161.6k
WBE Whitebark Energy Ltd 0.005 25% $7,900,000 2.0M
1ST 1st Group Ltd 0.03 21% $8,900,000 45.0k
PMY Pacifico Minerals Ltd 0.006 20% $9,900,000 2.1M
RFN Reffind Ltd 0.006 20% $3,100,000 1.0M
ARM Aurora Minerals Ltd 0.018 20% $2,100,000 23.2k
GID GI Dynamics Inc 0.018 20% $17,300,000 189.1k
EGL Environmental Group Ltd/The 0.06 20% $13,100,000 1.5M
GSS Genetic Signatures Ltd 1.26 19% $130,000,000 92.7k
CXZ Connexion Telematics Ltd 0.013 18% $10,900,000 357.0k
EM1 Emerge Gaming Ltd 0.03 18% $15,300,000 43.3M
SEI Speciality Metals Internationa 0.04 17% $19,400,000 4.1M
MDI Middle Island Resources Ltd 0.007 17% $7,300,000 2.0M
AVC Auctus Alternative Investments 0.34 16% $9,700,000 6.5k

 

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 Code Name Last price Percentage change Market cap Volume
AUH AustChina Holdings Ltd 0.002 -33% $2,200,000 2.2M
SUD Suda Pharmaceuticals Ltd 0.004 -20% $10,300,000 470.0k
SMI Santana Minerals Ltd 0.004 -20% $3,000,000 400
PRL Petrel Energy Ltd 0.004 -20% $12,100,000 15.1M
IAM Intiger Group Ltd 0.005 -17% $8,400,000 309.5k
FHS Freehill Mining Ltd 0.02 -17% $16,100,000 830.1k
BPL Broken Hill Prospecting Ltd 0.02 -16% $3,100,000 10.0k
PAK Pacific American Coal Ltd 0.04 -14% $6,000,000 250
MSR Manas Resources Ltd 0.003 -14% $7,900,000 100.0k
FGO Flamingo AI Ltd 0.006 -14% $6,700,000 5.0k
DRX Diatreme Resources Ltd 0.013 -13% $17,300,000 237.5k
LMG Latrobe Magnesium Ltd 0.007 -13% $9,100,000 661.5k
ALY Alchemy Resources Ltd 0.014 -13% $6,200,000 1.2M
RFG Retail Food Group Ltd 0.17 -11% $29,700,000 2.2M
CY5 Cygnus Gold Ltd 0.05 -11% $3,000,000 40.9k
CG1 Carbonxt Group Ltd 0.34 -11% $29,700,000 3.8k
SVT ServTech Global Holdings Ltd 0.02 -11% $3,600,000 1.1M
ZMI Zinc of Ireland NL 0.005 -10% $10,900,000 250.0k
WWI West Wits Mining Ltd 0.009 -10% $7,100,000 2.8M
ERL Empire Resources Ltd 0.009 -10% $5,600,000 345.0k