Here are the key ASX small cap winners and losers at lunchtime Friday June 15. 

The ASX Small Ords index was at a near seven-year high of 2,886.8 at 1pm — up 33 points or 1.2 per cent.

GOING UP

Baraka Energy and Resources (ASX:BKP) was the most active small cap on the market this morning, tripling in price after a group of shareholders moved to turn over the board.

Baraka said shareholders representing 5.19 per cent of the register asked for a general meeting to remove three directors (Collin Vost, Justin Vost and Mr Ray Chang) and replace them with Jason Brewer,  Christopher Zielinski and Patrick Glovac.

The shares moved from 0.1c to 0.3c with 130 million changing hands.

The meeting is due within two months.

Loss-making web developer Asia Pacific Digital (ASX:DIG) doubled to 12c by 1.15pm AEST Friday after a takeover offer from newly listed marketing agency Trimantium GrowthOps (ASX:TGO).

Asia Pacific Digital had been looking for a suitor since losing its major client Ford which it said in February had “negatively affected four consecutive reporting periods”.

Trimantium (ASX:TGO) has made a $20 million all-scrip takeover bid.

Asia Pacific endorsed the bid which offers one TGO share for every 8.9 APD shares based on TGO’s June 14 closing price of $1.23.

3D printer Robo 3D (ASX:RBO) jumped 68 per cent today after buying the world’s biggest library of 3D printable kits designed for schools.

Robo 3D will pay the owners of Atlanta-based MyStemKits $US2 million ($2.6 million) including $US1.2 million in cash plus shares issued under a 12-month escrow.

The shares were up 68 per cent this morning to an intraday high of 3.7c — though still well down on their one-year high of 7.2c. The shares cooled to 2.8c by 1.15pm AEST.

Gold explorer De Grey Mining (ASX:DEG) climbed 11 per cent to an intraday high of 20c on Friday after finding more gold mineralisation at shallow depths in the Pilbara.

Recent drilling at the Mallina prospect has returned several shallow gold hits – most of which are at less than 60m deep.

Graphite play Battery Minerals (ASX:BAT) was heavily traded this morning as it bounced back slightly after a 35 per cent drop earlier this week when investor Resource Capital Funds pulled out of a deal saying the graphite market “no longer meets its investment criteria”.

It’s been a rough time for ASX graphite stocks of late — with most sliding further this week.

Battery Minerals shares were up 10 per cent to an intraday high of 3.4c with more than 12 million shares changing hands by 1.20pm AEST.

Newly listed broadband disruptor 5G Networks (ASX:5GN) moved ahead 9 per cent today after telling investors it’s ahead of sales targets.

5G connects medium-sized businesses to high speed internet on fibre networks (and has nothing to do with 5G mobile networks).

5G shares have reached as high as 93c compared to their 25c issue price. Today they were up 9 per cent at an intraday high of 50c.

Here’s a snapshot of the best performing ASX small caps at 12.45pm AEST Friday June 15.

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ASX code Company Price change today (to 12.30pm ) Price Jun 14 (12.30pm) Market Cap Volume
DIG ASIA PACIFIC DIG 1 0.12 8.6M 3k
BDI BLINA MINERALS 1 0.002 4.3M 6M
WOF WOLF PETROLEUM 0.555555555556 0.014 6.4M 723k
LKO LAKES OIL 0.5 0.003 57.6M 6M
EMP EMPEROR ENERGY 0.5 0.003 1.8M 4M
CHP CHAPMANS 0.5 0.003 3.6M 1M
BKP BARAKA ENERGY 0.5 0.003 5.3M 30M
RBO ROBO 3D 0.363636363636 0.03 8.1M 621k
JPR JUPITER ENERGY 0.342857142857 0.047 5.4M 12k
TKF TIKFORCE 0.333333333333 0.004 581.6k 3M
MNB MINBOS RESOURCES 0.333333333333 0.004 16.0M 4M
PG1 PEARL GLOBAL 0.272727272727 0.21 22.6M 90k
ADT ADRIATIC 0.265625 0.405 41.9M 2M
SUD SUDA 0.25 0.01 9.8M 444k
CLZ CLASSIC MINERALS 0.25 0.005 6.9M 2M
OPG OPUS GROUP 0.246753246753 0.48 40.6M 526k
KPO KALINA POWER 0.235294117647 0.021 7.5M 460k
GLL GALILEE ENERGY 0.222222222222 0.22 34.1M 419k
XST XSTATE RESOURCES 0.2 0.006 3.9M 2M
TAU TRUSTEES AUSTRAL 0.2 0.18 12.9M 2k
ICG INCA MINERALS 0.2 0.006 13.0M 139k
DW8 DAWINE 0.2 0.006 2.9M 150k
CZR COZIRON RESOURCE 0.2 0.018 26.8M 165k
RAC RACE ONCOLOGY 0.19512195122 0.245 15.5M 43k
BAT BATTERY MINERALS 0.0967741935484 0.034 29.5M 11M
EOS ELECTRO OPTIC 0.0678571428571 2.99 254.6M 1k
PCK PAINCHEK 0.0677966101695 0.063 49.4M 126k
TV2 TV2U 0.0666666666667 0.016 29.4M 3M
DEG DE GREY MINING 0.0555555555556 0.19 60.2M 790k

GOING DOWN

Hawkstone Mining (ASX:HWK) fell 27 per cent on Friday morning after telling investors it’s not going ahead with the acquisition of USA Lithium.

The company — which was formerly South African-focused coal miner ZYL — told investors a deal could not be reached between the two parties.

The acquisition would have added two lithium projects – the Big Sandy lithium clay project in Arizona and the Lordsburg lithium brine project in New Mexico – to its portfolio.

As part of the deal, well known mining personality Klaus Eckhof was set to join the board.

The shares had slipped to an intra-day low of 1.6c by 1.20pm AEST Friday.

Here’s a snapshot of the worst performing ASX small caps at 12.45pm AEST Friday June 15.

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ASX code Company Price change today (to 12.30pm ) Price Jun 14 (12.30pm) Market Cap Volume
HWK HAWKSTONE MINING -0.272727272727 0.016 6.6M 991k
AQS AQUIS ENTERTAINM -0.25 0.03 7.4M 10k
THD THRED -0.25 0.003 7.2M 350k
RRS RANGE RESOURCES -0.25 0.003 30.4M 5M
BAS BASS OIL -0.2 0.004 13.0M 5M
SER STRATEGIC ENERGY -0.166666666667 0.005 5.0M 109k
EMU EMU -0.166666666667 0.075 7.0M 36k
DEV DEVEX RESOURCES -0.166666666667 0.005 5.5M 14M
CMD CASSIUS MINING -0.16 0.042 13.1M 20k
RXL ROX RESOURCES -0.153846153846 0.011 15.7M 376k
CAS CRUSADER RESOURC -0.151515151515 0.028 16.6M 1M
RVA REVA MEDICAL -0.142857142857 0.21 101.2M 45k
BMP BUYMYPLACE.COM.A -0.130434782609 0.1 7.8M 5k
AGE ALLIGATOR ENERGY -0.125 0.007 4.8M 200k
MSM MSM -0.125 0.021 10.3M 4M
TRL TANGA RESOURCES -0.111111111111 0.008 6.1M 756k
RMX RED MOUNTAIN -0.111111111111 0.008 6.1M 791k
QTM QUANTUM ENERGY -0.111111111111 0.016 19.4M 42k
DTM DART MINING -0.111111111111 0.008 5.8M 100k
AZI ALTA ZINC -0.111111111111 0.008 12.3M 36k
WMC WONHE MULTIMEDIA -0.10447761194 0.06 10.2M 61k
ENT ENTERPRISE METAL -0.1 0.018 7.1M 390k
CTL CENTENNIAL MININ -0.1 0.009 10.4M 2M
THX THUNDELARRA -0.0952380952381 0.019 13.3M 507k
DTZ DOTZ NANO -0.0945945945946 0.067 11.2M 561k