Geese are taking over — from the Untitled Goose Game, and now taxis.

The BBC reports that a goose was so keen for a ride it smashed through a taxi window in Nottingham in the UK.

The animal was taken to a vet for a check-up while the unfortunate taxi driver has been left having to cover the costs of the broken window, the broadcaster said.

Not smashing it were local markets, with the ASX small ords and ASX 200 down around 1 per cent.

Going up

The promise of a “new gastro weapon” made Immuron (ASX:IMC) the biggest winner before lunch on Wednesday.

The reality — $5.5 million in funding from the US Department of Defense to develop a new oral drug targeting certain bacteria — is less evocative than the headline, but shareholders responded resoundingly nonetheless; IMC shares flew 124 per cent to as high as 23.5c, their highest point since mid-April.

Meanwhile Nelson Resources (ASX:NES) jumped 25 per cent to 8c on news it had applied for a mining tenement within the vicinity of its Socrates, Grindall, Redmill and Harvey projects.

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks at lunchtime, Wednesday October 2:

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Code Name Price % Chg Market Cap Volume
EXO Ennox Group Ltd 0.003 +200.00% $5.3M 2.5M
VIC Victory Mines Ltd 0.002 +100.00% $7.4M 950.0k
IMC Immuron Ltd 0.19 +85.71% $33.6M 14.7M
UTR Ultracharge Ltd 0.003 +50.00% $3.4M 2.2M
EER East Energy Resources Ltd 0.007 +40.00% $22.4M 202.8k
NES Nelson Resources Ltd 0.08 +25.00% $3.4M 170.0k
CIO Connected IO Ltd 0.005 +25.00% $9.1M 5.0M
GBE Globe Metals & Mining Ltd 0.02 +25.00% $9.3M 127.0k
AJL AJ Lucas Group Ltd 0.14 +20.83% $97.5M 71.0k
DTR Dateline Resources Ltd 0.003 +20.00% $24.4M 3.0M
E2E Eon NRG Ltd 0.006 +20.00% $4.6M 90.0k
GTG Genetic Technologies Ltd 0.006 +20.00% $17.6M 2.7M
NWE Norwest Energy NL 0.006 +20.00% $20.3M 270.0k
ICI iCandy Interactive Ltd 0.04 +19.35% $12.5M 147.2k
SVY Stavely Minerals Ltd 1.02 +18.60% $187.8M 4.4M
LMW LandMark White Ltd 0.13 +18.18% $20.2M 401.9k
TIE Tietto Minerals Ltd 0.26 +18.18% $70.8M 873.4k
EEG Empire Energy Group Ltd 0.23 +17.95% $53.2M 456.6k
MYX Mayne Pharma Group Ltd 0.63 +17.92% $995.8M 20.8M

 

Going down

Buxton Resources (ASX:BUX) has fallen 11 per cent to 9c this morning. That’s despite news $3.8bn miner IGO is seeing something it likes at Buxton’s massive frontier nickel-copper project.

Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks at lunchtime, Wednesday October 2:

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Code Name Price % Chg Market Cap Volume
ENX Enegex Ltd 0.009 -25.00% $724K 10.0k
TSC Twenty Seven Co Ltd 0.003 -25.00% $3.7M 1.1M
UUV UUV Aquabotix Ltd 0.003 -25.00% $1.8M 9.2M
HMX Hammer Metals Ltd 0.03 -21.88% $11.0M 6.8M
MLS Metals Australia Ltd 0.002 -20.00% $5.9M 450.0k
GTE Great Western Exploration Ltd 0.004 -20.00% $5.0M 3.1M
GGX Gas2Grid Ltd 0.004 -20.00% $5.0M 49.2k
BMG BMG Resources Ltd 0.004 -20.00% $2.3M 285.7k
WRM White Rock Minerals Ltd 0.005 -16.67% $8.2M 5.0M
SHH Shree Minerals Ltd 0.005 -16.67% $3.0M 4.1M
AQD AusQuest Ltd 0.015 -16.67% $8.2M 150.0k
AD1 ApplyDirect Ltd 0.02 -15.79% $8.8M 646.8k
GO2 GO2 People Ltd/The 0.03 -13.79% $2.9M 148.0k
PIL Peppermint Innovation Ltd 0.013 -13.33% $12.8M 1.5M
OEX Oilex Ltd 0.004 -11.11% $11.5M 2.1M
BSM Bass Metals Ltd 0.008 -11.11% $22.5M 131.0k
SWF SelfWealth Ltd 0.25 -10.53% $43.8M 878.4k
BUX Buxton Resources Ltd 0.09 -10.53% $11.6M 126.8k
CR1 Constellation Resources Ltd 0.22 -10.42% $7.5M 81.3k