Last night’s TV Week Logies awards were fun to watch as always. Everyone is talking about the speeches of Kerry O’Brien or Tom Gleeson. But the winner that stood out most to Stockhead was the Graham Kennedy Award for the most outstanding newcomer.

Paralympian and ABC presenter Dylan Alcott took out the honour. While he is confined to a wheelchair, he has not let his disability hold him back in his career — or his speech last night.

“There are four and a half million people, like me, with a disability so whether it’s in education, employment, going on a date, please give them an opportunity too because there’s a lot of bloody talented people out there and I promise you, they won’t disappoint,” he said.

He certainly has not. We certainly love watching him on TV. He loves his career, “because I love sharing stories but also to show that people with a disability can be talented, funny, humorous, just normal people enjoying their lives”.

Well done Dylan.

Before we leave the Logies, a word has to be said about Tom Gleeson and his campaign. While this author is an unashamed fan of Gleeson, we think this is a good last word on this subject.

While we certainly have not heard the last word on trade talks or interest rates, the most recent words have given optimism to markets. The ASX Small Ords is up by nearly half a percent, climbing 14 points to 2,848 points as of 12pm.

Going up

Medibio (ASX:MEB) climbed over 200 per cent. The medtech play signed on British food service conglomerate Compass Group to the pilot program for its corporate mental health app, ilumen. While some stocks don’t jump at all after announcing significant deals, arguably what helped is Compass also commenting to Medibio shareholders. The group safety and sustainability director argued the partnership, “demonstrates our commitment to supporting the mental wellbeing of our workforce and that of our customers.”

Phoslock Environmental Technologies (ASX:PET) jumped after announcing it was gaining traction in China following successful trials. YPB Group (ASX:YPB) is up after announcing restructuring moves had been successful and the company was beginning to generate revenue from a high profile contract.

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks at lunchtime, Monday July 1:

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Code Name Price % Chg Market Cap Volume
MEB Medibio Ltd 0.03 2.3333 $7.5M 38.7M
PSM Peninsula Mines Ltd 0.003 0.5 $3.0M 1.8M
SUD Suda Pharmaceuticals Ltd 0.004 0.3333 $14.2M 5.7M
SMI Santana Minerals Ltd 0.004 0.3333 $2.7M 125.0k
GLH Global Health Ltd 0.18 0.2857 $6.1M 2.2k
FFG Fatfish Blockchain Ltd 0.02 0.2857 $11.8M 15.8M
NEW Norwest Energy NL 0.0025 0.25 $8.5M 450.0k
CTO Citigold Corp Ltd 0.005 0.25 $10.8M 1.0M
CZL Consolidated Zinc Ltd 0.01 0.25 $11.8M 1.9M
MGT Magnetite Mines Ltd 0.005 0.25 $4.0M 100.0k
MMR MEC Resources Ltd 0.005 0.25 $2.1M 81.0k
PET Phoslock Environmental Technology 1.07 0.2299 $595.4M 5.8M
CFO CFOAM Ltd 0.19 0.2258 $22.3M 268.4k
SVT ServTech Global Holdings Ltd 0.02 0.2143 $11.2M 240.8k
EM2 Eagle Mountain Mining Ltd 0.15 0.2 $15.6M 165.9k
YPB YPB Group Ltd 0.006 0.2 $5.5M 1.2M
IPT Impact Minerals Ltd 0.006 0.2 $7.9M 572.5k
MTH Mithril Resources Ltd 0.006 0.2 $2.5M 2.2M
REV Real Estate Investar Group Ltd 0.006 0.2 $2.8M 150.0k
PNN PepinNini Lithium Ltd 0.003 0.2 $3.7M 8.1M

Going down

Among today’s losers are Adacel Technologies (ASX:ADA) and Superloop (ASX:SLC), which both announced multi-million dollar profit downgrades. Adacel was hit nearly three times as bad, falling by over a third because its multi-million profit turned into nearly a multi-million dollar loss.

Regional Express (ASX:REX) fell on accusations of a poor safety culture despite the company labelling the claims as “baseless”.

Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks at lunchtime, Monday July 1:

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Code Name Price % Chg Market Cap Volume
ADA Adacel Technologies Ltd 0.39 -34.45% $29.4M 1.3M
QGL Quantum Graphite Ltd 0.002 -33.33% $15.3M 10.0k
LRS Latin Resources Ltd 0.001 -33.33% $3.9M 10.7M
CAD Caeneus Minerals Ltd 0.0015 -25.00% $3.2M 1.7M
POD Podium Minerals Ltd 0.07 -19.57% $7.1M 328
GMC Gulf Manganese Corp Ltd 0.005 -16.67% $24.6M 5.4M
RIM Rimfire Pacific Mining NL 0.0025 -16.67% $2.7M 100.0k
GSS Genetic Signatures Ltd 1.13 -16.30% $117.6M 36.4k
JRL Jindalee Resources Ltd 0.34 -16.25% $11.7M 600
CE1 Calima Energy Ltd 0.02 -15.79% $23.1M 1.5M
GMR Golden Rim Resources Ltd 0.011 -15.38% $8.0M 2.0M
ERL Empire Resources Ltd 0.007 -12.50% $4.4M 2.0M
SLC Superloop Ltd 1.35 -12.18% $342.0M 1.9M
EEG Empire Energy Group Ltd 0.19 -11.90% $42.8M 110.8k
REX Regional Express Holdings Ltd 1.25 -11.66% $137.7M 241.2k
IVO Invigor Group Ltd 0.004 -11.11% $11.4M 35.0k
UWL Uniti Wireless Ltd 1.64 -11.11% $238.9M 1.7M
DNA Donaco International Ltd 0.13 -10.34% $107.1M 769.3k
BD1 Bard1 Life Sciences Ltd 0.03 -10.34% $33.1M 23.1M