One undisclosed Sydney man is sick of the smell of it.

Having suffered sinus problems and headaches for nearly 20 years, the man sought help at Westmead Hospital — and it was discovered a “rubber capsule containing degenerate vegetable/plant matter” that turned out to be cannabis had been lodged in his nose.

The man then remembered that while he was in jail 18 years ago, a girlfriend had smuggled him a balloon full of the drug and he had shoved the package up his nose to avoid detection.

The small ords were also up today, 0.18 per cent to 2,876 points, though the ASX 200 fell 0.28 per cent to 6,671 points.

 

Going up

Stockhead covered two movers this morning in data security platform IXUP (ASX:IXU), up 22 per cent on a presentation release and a cap raise, and body measurement tech company MyFiziq (ASX:MYQ), up 18 per cent on a partnership. Read more here.

There were few big gainers before lunch on Thursday, though quite a number of stocks moved upwards on positive quarterly reports.

Subscription kit meal provider Marley Spoon (ASX:MMM) was one of those, up 15 per cent on news its year-to-date revenue rose 49 per cent and operating EBITDA improved from 31 per cent to 49 per cent.

New Zealand Coastal Seafoods (ASX:NZS) is up 14 per cent on news its customer cash receipts were double from a year ago to NZ$307,994 ($286,889).

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks at lunchtime, Thursday October 31:

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Ticker Name Share Price % Chg Market cap Volume
VIC Victory Mines Ltd 0.002 +100.00% $4.1M 5.0M
SUD Suda Pharmaceuticals Ltd 0.003 +50.00% $10.7M 3.3M
TPD Talon Petroleum Ltd 0.003 +50.00% $5.3M 1.5M
ECT Environmental Clean Technologi 0.002 +43.88% $9.6M 29.0M
ATP Atlas Pearls Ltd 0.01 +25.00% $4.3M 211.2k
GTG Genetic Technologies Ltd 0.005 +25.00% $20.3M 1.6M
RFN Reffind Ltd 0.005 +25.00% $3.2M 950.0k
BXN Bioxyne Ltd 0.02 +23.53% $13.4M 4.4M
IXU IXUP Ltd 0.08 +22.39% $13.0M 39.6k
TPS Threat Protect Australia Ltd 0.15 +20.00% $31.5M 125.0k
BNL Big Star Energy Ltd 0.006 +20.00% $3.5M 1.0M
MAY Melbana Energy Ltd 0.012 +20.00% $22.6M 4.1M
MYQ MyFiziq Ltd 0.26 +18.18% $26.3M 52.1k
MPR MPower Group Ltd 0.03 +16.00% $4.6M 100.0k
MMM Marley Spoon AG 0.44 +14.47% $62.4M 7.8k
GTE Great Western Exploration Ltd 0.004 +14.29% $5.0M 4.8M
NZS New Zealand Coastal Seafoods L 0.02 +14.29% $8.5M 9.0k
SI6 Six Sigma Metals Ltd 0.004 +14.29% $2.6M 2.2M
SMD Syndicated Metals Ltd 0.008 +14.29% $6.3M 100.0k
AVA Ava Risk Group Ltd 0.13 +13.64% $29.3M 443.6k

 

Going down

BuildingIQ (ASX:BIQ) was down 36 per cent thanks to a significant fall in its cash balance.

Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks at lunchtime, Thursday October 31:

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Ticker Name Price % Chg
CCE Carnegie Clean Energy Ltd 0.002 -75.00% $11.1M 412.1M
AFA ASF Group Ltd 0.06 -40.00% $47.6M 25.6k
BAS Bass Oil Ltd 0.002 -33.33% $6.7M 1.3M
BIQ BuildingIQ Inc 0.03 -25.64% $9.6M 1.1M
LHB LionHub Group Ltd 0.003 -25.00% $2.5M 100.0k
INP IncentiaPay Ltd 0.02 -20.00% $4.9M 1.5M
AEV Avenira Ltd 0.013 -18.75% $5.7M 811.3k
ROG Red Sky Energy Ltd 0.0025 -16.67% $3.9M 150.0k
OVL Oro Verde Ltd 0.01 -16.67% $20.0M 10.8M
ANL Amani Gold Ltd 0.0025 -16.67% $15.1M 23.9M
AEE Aura Energy Ltd 0.005 -16.67% $6.6M 512.3k
BCC Beam Communications Holdings L 0.19 -15.56% $9.5M 226.4k
HIP Hipo Resources Ltd 0.014 -12.50% $5.4M 1.1M
CRO Cirralto Ltd 0.007 -12.50% $4.6M 100.0k
AO1 AssetOwl Ltd 0.007 -12.50% $2.1M 39.9k
AMD Arrow Minerals Ltd 0.007 -12.50% $5.9M 302.6k
ADV Ardiden Ltd 0.0035 -12.50% $5.9M 262.5k
VBS Vectus Biosystems Ltd 0.51 -12.07% $12.0M 23.0k
VRC Volt Resources Ltd 0.011 -12.00% $17.7M 5.6M
PCK Painchek Ltd 0.26 -11.86% $245.8M 12.3M
LIO Lion Energy 0.02 -12.00%
AMG Ausmex Mining Group 0.1 -11.82%
PDZ Prairie Mining 0.24 -11.11%
TSC Twenty Seven Co 0 -11.11%
SRN Surefire Resources 0.01 -11.11%
DAU Dampier Gold 0.02 -11.11%
AUT Auteco Minerals 0.01 -11.11%
HIP Hipo Resources 0.02 -10.53%
INP IncentiaPay 0.03 -10.34%
RFN Reffind 0 -10.00%
PDI Predictive Discovery 0.01 -10.00%
MRR Minrex Resources 0.01 -10.00%
GPP Greenpower Energy 0.01 -10.00%