This morning’s market open (10am eastern time) coincided with the start of the biggest event on the US sporting calendar — Super Bowl LIV.

This year’s big game features the Kansas City Chiefs going up against the San Fransisco 49ers, and heading into halftime it was all tied up at 10-10.

Of course, that’s when the second act begins; the Super Bowl halftime show which this year is being headlined by a couple of latina legends from the “naughties” — Jennifer Lopez and Shakira. (And there’s a plethora of witty Super Bowl advertisements for good measure).

Now, the NFL may not be as popular as the AFL or NRL Down Under, but the sport still has a reasonably strong following here. Which means there may be a higher incidence of annual leave days (and a few “sickies”) to start the week.

And if you’re an ASX stock picker, market analyst or fund manager, today was probably a good day to avoid showing up to work.

The local index slumped by more than 1.5 per cent, on the back of a brutal selloff in the US on Friday night when concerns about the spread of coronavirus gave rise to a hefty dose of risk-off sentiment.

The ASX Small Ords index fell to 2,946.70 points heading into midday trade — a fall of 1.63 per cent.



Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks at 12pm Monday February 3:

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Ticker Name Price % Chg Market Cap
VMG VDM Group Ltd 0.0015 +50.00% $10.4M
ADV Ardiden Ltd 0.004 +33.33% $7.2M
HCT Holista CollTech Ltd 0.12 +27.66% $28.1M
GMR Golden Rim Resources Ltd 0.01 +25.00% $11.6M
DTR Dateline Resources Ltd 0.0025 +25.00% $20.5M
PNN PepinNini Lithium Ltd 0.0025 +25.00% $3.6M
ANL Amani Gold Ltd 0.0025 +25.00% $15.3m
KGM KalNorth Gold Mines Ltd 0.005 +25.00% $4.5M
BMG BMG Resources Ltd 0.005 +25.00% $2.9M
KIN Kin Mining NL 0.04 +22.58% $21.7M
ARE Argonaut Resources NL 0.006 +20.00% $9.5M
VRC Volt Resources Ltd 0.013 +18.18% $22.6m
OEC Orbital Corp Ltd 0.51 +17.24% $38.8M
WWI West Wits Mining Ltd 0.014 +16.67% $13.1M
GTE Great Western Exploration Ltd 0.0035 +16.67% $5.1M
IMS Impelus Ltd 0.007 +16.67% $4.8m
BNL Big Star Energy Ltd 0.007 +16.67% $5.1M
KAI Kairos Minerals Ltd 0.007 +16.67% $7.1M
MTC MetalsTech Ltd 0.05 +15.00% $5.4M
BKY Berkeley Energia Ltd 0.22 +13.16% $55.6M
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Holista CollTech (ASX:HCT)

Broadly speaking, the threat of untreatable disease has a negative effect on economic activity. But for some companies, it also creates opportunitites.

Holista went into a trading halt last week after announcing a spike in demand out of Malaysia for its disinfectant spray, NatShield. In morning trade today the stock jumped by more than 2c to 11.5c, for an intra-day gain of around 20 per cent.

Golden Rim Resources (ASX:GRM)

The minnow metals explorer also had a good start to the week, after announcing some high-grade gold strikes at its Kouri project in the land-locked West African nation of Burkina Faso.



Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks at 12pm Monday February 3:

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Ticker Name Price % Chg Market Cap
CAD Caeneus Minerals Ltd 0.001 -50.00% $2.6M
SE1 Sensera Ltd 0.03 -40.43% $9.0M
ROG Red Sky Energy Ltd 0.001 -33.33% $3.3M
PRM Prominence Energy Ltd 0.002 -33.33% $1.3M
AAJ Aruma Resources Ltd 0.001 -33.33% $1.4M
GLV Global Oil & Gas Ltd 0.002 -33.33% $3.1M
FGO Flamingo AI Ltd 0.001 -33.33% $1.1M
CZL Consolidated Zinc Ltd 0.007 -30.00% $11.7M
WNB Wellness and Beauty Solutions 0.005 -28.57% $5.2M
EXL Elixinol Global Ltd 0.57 -25.97% $80.0M
VAL Valor Resources Ltd 0.003 -25.00% $5.7M
APG Austpac Resources NL 0.0015 -25.00% $4.4M
HWK Hawkstone Mining Ltd 0.006 -25.00% $4.9M
MRQ MRG Metals Ltd 0.011 -21.43% $11.6M
SIS Simble Solutions Ltd 0.02 -21.05% $2.5M
OPL Opyl Ltd 0.12 -20.00% $3.6M
SMI Santana Minerals Ltd 0.004 -20.00% $10.7M
DDD 3D Resources Ltd 0.002 -20.00% $2.3M
MSG MCS Services Ltd 0.02 -20.00% $3.2M
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Sensera Limited (ASX:SE1)

The telecommunications company rejoined the ASX boards after going into a voluntary suspension last week, and announced a $3.5m capital raising via a convertible notes issue.

Sensera also released a company update where it outlined “what went wrong” in its recent of course operations, along with plans to right the ship. But that wasn’t enough to prevent a selloff in morning trade which saw the stock slump more than 40 per cent.