Thinking about joining Richard Branson in space on Virgin Galactic? Here’s what you’ll be wearing – courtesy of clothing company Under Armour.

 

Richard’s promised not to wear it again until he is in space which would please both those who’ve been waiting this long for Virgin Galactic to launch flights; and those who aren’t a fan of the attire.

The first flight will take off in 2020 and each one will contain 6 passengers and 2 crew. But it won’t come cheap.

Today markets are mixed. The ASX Small Ords is up 0.04 per cent to 2,893 but ASX 200 down 0.27 per cent to 6,719.

Monthly jobs data came out today, with seasonally adjusted unemployment falling slightly from 5.3 per cent to 5.2 per cent in September but the trend unemployment rate remained unchanged.

Going up

Northern Cobalt (ASX:N27) led today’s gainers, up 133 per cent. The catalyst was an earn-in agreement with a gold project in Alaska, that is surrounding Northern Star’s (ASX:NST) gold-rich Pogo mine.

Mach7 Technologies (ASX:M7T) is up 16 per cent off the back of a quarterly it claimed to be the strongest cash flow result in its history.

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks at lunchtime, Thursday October 17:

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Code Name Price % Chg Market Cap Volume
N27 Northern Cobalt Ltd 0.09 +132.50% $6.3M 5.8M
TKM Trek Metals Ltd 0.03 +36.36% $1.6M 98.6k
BPH BPH Energy Ltd 0.004 +33.33% $4.5M 1.3M
GLV Global Vanadium Ltd 0.004 +33.33% $6.3M 5.0M
HWK Hawkstone Mining Ltd 0.013 +30.00% $10.6M 1.4M
AAP Australian Agricultural Projects 0.02 +25.00% $3.0M 500.0k
ECT Environmental Clean Technologi 0.005 +25.00% $12.0M 3.5M
FGO Flamingo AI Ltd 0.005 +25.00% $2.8M 597.0k
RFN Reffind Ltd 0.005 +25.00% $3.2M 5.8M
AVA Ava Risk Group Ltd 0.14 +22.73% $30.4M 842.7k
CNJ Conico Ltd 0.011 +22.22% $4.2M 32.5k
RDN Raiden Resources Ltd 0.0085 +21.43% $3.5M 415.0k
BNL Big Star Energy Ltd 0.006 +20.00% $3.5M 13.9k
CE1 Calima Energy Ltd 0.006 +20.00% $25.9M 1.6M
PRO Prophecy International Holding 0.52 +19.32% $33.6M 46.6k
HMX Hammer Metals Ltd 0.03 +18.18% $11.4M 1.4M
TMK Tamaska Oil & Gas Ltd 0.007 +16.67% $3.7M 125.0k
M7T Mach7 Technologies Ltd 0.79 +16.18% $118.0M 2.4M
UNL United Networks Ltd 0.03 +16.00% $3.6M 17.2k
MMM Marley Spoon AG 0.46 +15.00% $68.4M 2.2k

Going down

Avecho Biotechnology (ASX:AVE) fell 33 per cent after losing its Japanese business partner.

Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks at lunchtime, Thursday October 17:

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Code Name Price % Chg Market Cap Volume
VPR Volt Power Group Ltd 0.002 -33.33% $8.2M 600.0k
ICG Inca Minerals Ltd 0.002 -33.33% $7.1M 3.2M
AVE Avecho Biotechnology Ltd 0.002 -33.33% $6.3M 19.1M
ALT Analytica Ltd 0.003 -25.00% $10.6M 49.0k
TRL Tanga Resources Ltd 0.003 -20.00% $3.2M 10.0M
CMD Cassius Mining Ltd 0.008 -20.00% $2.1M 561.8k
MGT Magnetite Mines Ltd 0.005 -16.67% $4.0M 38.1k
AZI Alta Zinc Ltd 0.005 -16.67% $9.1M 6.2k
OAR Oakdale Resources Ltd 0.011 -15.38% $5.5M 1.1M
PPL Pureprofile Ltd 0.02 -15.00% $2.0M 25.0k
SER Strategic Energy Resources Ltd 0.006 -14.29% $5.7M 2.4M
ELT Elementos Ltd 0.003 -14.29% $4.6M 11.7M
DTM Dart Mining NL 0.006 -14.29% $6.4M 500.0k
DTI DTI Group Ltd 0.03 -13.79% $8.6M 527.0k
OIL Optiscan Imaging Ltd 0.04 -13.64% $17.9M 1.5M
TNR Torian Resources Ltd 0.014 -12.50% $4.4M 150.0k
AEV Avenira Ltd 0.007 -12.50% $7.4M 400.0k
FEX Fenix Resources Ltd 0.04 -12.00% $12.1M 851.3k
BSX Blackstone Minerals Ltd 0.12 -11.54% $22.0M 1.8M