Here are the key ASX small cap winners and losers at lunch Tuesday Sep 4:

The ASX Small Ords was up three points or 0.1 per cent to 2,877.7 at 12.45pm AEST.


Chemical waste water treatment company SciDev (ASX:SDV) rose 22 per cent to an intraday high of 1.1c — its highest point since February — after announcing a commercial trial of its OptiFlox System at an Iluka Resources (ASX:ILU) mineral sands operation.

SciDev told shareholders yesterday it had received a purchase order — but kept mum on the identity of the buyer until this morning. It’s expected to run three to six months.

SciDev is one of a handful of companies tackling waste water treatment, a sector that appears to be trending down of late.

Gina Rinehart-backed Lakes Oil (ASX:LKO) rose 50 per cent to an intraday high of 0.3c with 21 million trades after it increased its voting power in Rawson Oil & Gas (ASX:RAW) to 64.43 per cent.

Last month Stockhead reported that the two were attempting to tie the knot. At the time, Lakes chairman Chris Tonkin said he felt confident the Rawson shareholders would allow the deal.

Emperor Energy (ASX:EMP) was up 33 per cent to 0.4 this morning after telling investors late yesterday that it had made significant progress towards completing an independent resource statement for its Judith Gas Field in the offshore Gippsland Basin.

The reservoir engineering studies have been completed and have been handed over for independent auditing and assessment.

Alligator Energy (ASX:AGY) was up 11 per cent to an intraday high of 10c after telling investors it had started drilling for uranium at its Arnhem Land site.

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks at 12pm Tuesday Sep 4:

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ASX code Company Price change today (at 12pm) Price (12pm) Volume Market Cap
AO1 ASSETOWL 0.379310344828 0.04 50k 2.6M
S3R SERPENTINE TECHN 0.333333333333 0.004 2M 2.2M
OEX OILEX 0.333333333333 0.004 23k 6.0M
JKA JACKA RESOURCES 0.333333333333 0.004 1M 2.3M
4CE FORCE COMMODITIE 0.307692307692 0.034 4M 11.0M
NVO NVOI 0.285714285714 0.009 55k 2.9M
TPD TALON PETROLEUM 0.25 0.005 10k 4.6M
OVL ORO VERDE 0.25 0.005 572k 7.0M
HDY HARDEY RESOURCES 0.25 0.005 92M 10.6M
GPP GREENPOWER ENERG 0.25 0.005 900k 5.8M
AUL AUSTAR GOLD 0.25 0.005 7M 8.5M
8IH 8I HOLDINGS-CDI 0.25 0.15 114k 43.6M
SDV SCIDEV 0.222222222222 0.011 2M 5.7M
MED MERLIN DIAMONDS 0.2 0.006 52M 18.2M
LRS LATIN RESOURCES 0.2 0.006 2M 15.3M
PGY PILOT ENERGY 0.166666666667 0.028 308k 1.5M
EXO ENNOX GROUP 0.166666666667 0.007 10M 10.6M
FIG FREEDOM INSURANC 0.157894736842 0.22 1M 45.5M
TZN TERRAMIN AUSTRAL 0.149425287356 0.1 10k 162.7M
MZN MARINDI METALS 0.142857142857 0.008 7M 12.5M
PKD PARKD 0.138888888889 0.205 153k 13.5M
FGF FIRST GROWTH FUN 0.133333333333 0.017 7M 23.3M
SI6 SIX SIGMA METALS 0.125 0.009 213k 3.7M
CTM CENTAURUS METALS 0.125 0.009 1M 18.4M
DRO DRONESHIELD 0.12 0.168 460k 25.5M
G88 GOLDEN MILE RESO 0.116279069767 0.24 201k 12.3M
SLZ SULTAN RESOURCES 0.111111111111 0.2 139k 5.7M
MUS MUSTANG RESOURCE 0.111111111111 0.01 6M 10.3M
MSM MSM CORPORATION 0.111111111111 0.01 4M 4.5M
GEV GLOBAL ENERGY VE 0.111111111111 0.2 1M 58.7M



Though there was no news, IPB Petroleum (ASX:IPB) found its stock tumbling 11 per cent today to an intraday low of 8.3c.

Stockhead reported IPB’s remarkable 132 per cent rise a couple of weeks ago, which attracted a query from the ASX.

However nearly 5 million shares traded hands before lunch as the stock flew down.

Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks at 12pm Tuesday Sep 4:

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ASX code Company Price change today (at 12pm) Price (12pm) Volume Market Cap
FHS FREEHILL MINING -0.285714285714 0.02 100k 11.3M
WBE WHITEBARK ENERGY -0.25 0.003 2M 6.3M
MAR MALACHITE RES -0.25 0.003 1M 4.8M
CM1 COOLGARDIE MINER -0.166666666667 0.15 939k 18.6M
AVDDD ANTILLES OIL -0.166666666667 0.03 132k 4.9M
AXP AIRXPANDERS -0.148148148148 0.115 2M 75.3M
ZNO ZOONO GROUP -0.142857142857 0.072 461k 13.7M
TSN TRANSACTION SOL -0.142857142857 0.006 900k 15.2M
KGM KALNORTH GOLD -0.142857142857 0.006 2M 6.3M
CXZ CONNEXION MEDIA -0.142857142857 0.006 1M 5.1M
CTO CITIGOLD CORP -0.142857142857 0.006 120k 13.4M
ABT ABUNDANT PRODUCE -0.142857142857 0.18 9k 11.5M
ARM AURORA MINERALS -0.133333333333 0.026 20k 3.5M
BLY BOART LONGYEAR -0.125 0.007 3M 210.3M
CAP CARPENTARIA RESO -0.121212121212 0.087 105k 19.7M
9SP 9 SPOKES INT -0.12 0.022 6M 12.4M
SPQ SUPERIOR RES -0.111111111111 0.008 212k 6.2M
SEI SPECIALITY METAL -0.111111111111 0.016 2M 10.0M
IMS IMPELUS -0.111111111111 0.016 6M 10.0M
AUH AUSTCHINA -0.111111111111 0.008 6M 10.0M
ACL ALCHEMIA -0.111111111111 0.008 63k 2.9M
GPR GEOPACIFIC RESOU -0.107142857143 0.025 2M 58.3M
KEY KEY PETROLEUM -0.1 0.009 4M 13.5M
AME ALTO METALS -0.0925925925926 0.049 13k 10.5M
BUG BUDERIM GROUP -0.0909090909091 0.3 2k 28.4M
RXL ROX RESOURCES -0.0909090909091 0.01 340k 13.8M
NCR NUCOAL RESOURCES -0.0909090909091 0.01 484k 8.5M
INF INFINITY LITHIUM -0.0909090909091 0.07 203k 14.6M
CAY CANYON RESOURCES -0.0862068965517 0.265 3M 99.3M
IPB IPB PETROLEUM -0.0860215053763 0.085 13M 18.6M