Those coming back to work today probably know all too well that braindead ‘I’m already planning an arvo nap’ feeling you get. But it could be worse.

Take this lady, who was trapped in a store overnight after she fell asleep testing a display mattress.

Local police, who were called to escort the well-rested punter out of the shop, called it “the best mattress endorsement we’ve ever heard”.

There’s certainly nothing relaxed about global markets as tensions between the US and Iran escalate.

Notably, oil prices rose by 3 to 3.5 per cent on Friday after a US air strike killed a top Iranian military commander and raised concerns of disruptions to Middle East oil supplies.

In morning trade, the ASX200 fell 0.59 per cent to 6,693.6 points and the Small Ords 0.67 per cent to 2,913.2 points.

 

GOING UP

Our #1 morning mover was pet pot purveyor CannPal (ASX:CP1), which has won an exclusive global licence to commercialise a CSIRO micro-encapsulation technology for animal health markets.

“It’s a highly effective technology with unmatched stability and protection capabilities, enabling us to deliver hemp and cannabis compounds to pets in a new and innovative way,” Cannpal boss Layton Mills says.

Investors agreed, sending the stock up 52 per cent in morning trade.

READ: Pet care is a $US125bn market; here are the small cap contenders

 

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks at 12pm Monday January 6:

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Ticker Name Price % Chg Market Cap
CP1 CannPal Animal Therapeutics 0.17 +52.17% $14.9M
OLL OpenLearning 0.23 +34.29% $32.1M
ALT Analytica 0.004 +33.33% $14.1M
ICG Inca Minerals 0.004 +33.33% $8.3M
UUV UUV Aquabotix 0.004 +33.33% $2.1M
ICU iSentric 0.009 +28.57% $1.7M
WWI West Wits Mining 0.014 +27.27% $13.1M
RNX Renegade Exploration 0.0025 +25.00% $1.8M
TSC Twenty Seven Co 0.011 +22.22% $13.4M
UCM Uscom 0.14 +21.74% $20.5M
SAU Southern Gold 0.2 +21.21% $17.7M
DTR Dateline Resources 0.003 +20.00% $24.6M
GMR Golden Rim Resources 0.012 +20.00% $14.0M
KGM KalNorth Gold Mines 0.006 +20.00% $5.4M
BCC Beam Communications 0.33 +20.00% $17.4M
EX1 Exopharm 0.32 +18.18% $31.0M
CAN Cann Group 0.95 +18.01% $136.7M
PSA Petsec Energy 0.07 +16.67% $27.9M

GOING DOWN

Fintech Sezzle (ASX:SZL) shares went into freefall after the California Department of Business Oversight (DBO) decided not to approve the company’s acquisition for a California Financing Law licence to make loans.

The DBO stated that Sezzle had engaged in “illegal unlicensed lending in the state”, the company said Friday.

That downward trend continued today, with the stock losing another 16 per cent in morning trade.

 

Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks at 12pm Monday January 6:

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Ticker Name Price % Chg Market Cap
VPR Volt Power Group 0.001 -33.33% $9.0M
ROG Red Sky Energy 0.002 -33.33% $3.3M
PCL Pancontinental Oil & Gas 0.002 -20.00% $10.8M
BMG BMG Resources 0.004 -20.00% $2.3M
BAS Bass Oil 0.002 -20.00% $6.7M
AUH AustChina Holdings 0.004 -20.00% $6.2M
AGE Alligator Energy 0.002 -20.00% $2.8M
EPM Eclipse Uranium 0.005 -16.67% $6.2M
SZL Sezzle Inc 1.17 -16.13% $233.7M
ESE eSense-Lab 0.011 -15.38% $2.1M
PNX PNX Metals 0.006 -14.29% $14.6M
DDT DataDot Technology 0.006 -14.29% $4.8M
NZS New Zealand Coastal Seafoods 0.013 -13.33% $6.9M
LOT Lotus Resources 0.05 -13.33% $16.0M
CGS Cogstate 0.4 -13.04% $67.3M
TOE Toro Energy 0.007 -12.50% $17.4M
TKL Traka Resources 0.007 -12.50% $2.8M
PMY Pacifico Minerals 0.007 -12.50% $20.2M
CE1 Calima Energy 0.007 -12.50% $15.1M