The game was over 2-0, but Lionel Messi had a 600th club goal to send home for Barcelona. So he did, better than anyone else could:

His chief GOAT rival, Cristiano Ronaldo, will no doubt be spending several days brooding, but at least he’ll be brooding while hooning around some scenic curves somewhere in the world’s most expensive car. He’s rumoured to be the new owner of this one-off Bugatti La Voiture Noire valued around $16 million.

Back home, Kidman investors had plenty of cash to splash, which we’ll get to in a moment. The ASX Small Ords index was down 2.6 points to 2865.8 by 12:20pm AEST.

Here’s all your morning small cap winners and losers for Thursday, May 2:
 

WINNERS

Kidman Resources (ASX:KDR) was the talk of the town this morning, after multi-industry conglomerate Wesfarmers (ASX:WES) launched a mega $776 million takeover offer. Kidman was worth about $522 million prior the announcement and had more than $200 million added to its market cap before lunch. Not too bad.

Wesfarmers, which most people know as the owner of Bunnings, Officeworks, Kmart, Target and formerly Coles, is after Kidman because of its 50 per cent holding of the Mt Holland lithium project in Western Australia, which needs about $600 million to get up and running in 2022.

Kidman is in favour of the bid.

Microcap Quantify Technology (ASX:QFY) had a 50 per cent jump in shares to 0.9c on news it had appointed Taiwanese manufacturer CASwell to manufacture the company’s IoT product suite for both domestic and international markets.

The initial production run commences now, with first items expected to be delivered to Australia in July 2019.

Talga Resources (ASX:TLG) rebounded 19 per cent to 62c at lunch, after falling 27 per cent to 52c at close yesterday on the back of its quarterly report.

Managing director Mark Thompson described it as “another highly successful quarter”, so perhaps shareholders overreacted.

Your morning winners:

Ticker Name Price % Chg Market Cap Volume
CAD Caeneus Minerals Ltd 0.002 +100.00% $3,700,000 700.0k
GLA Gladiator Resources Ltd 0.002 +50.00% $2,200,000 5.3M
QFY Quantify Technology Holdings L 0.009 +50.00% $8,800,000 10.5M
FSG Field Solutions Holdings Ltd 0.03 +47.06% $9,500,000 173.5k
KDR Kidman Resources Ltd 1.84 +42.44% $744,800,000 14.6M
MAU Magnetic Resources NL 0.08 +36.36% $61,100,000 1.0k
MLS Metals Australia Ltd 0.002 +33.33% $5,400,000 7.0M
POH Phosphagenics Ltd 0.004 +33.33% $6,300,000 1.9M
NGY NuEnergy Gas Ltd 0.01 +27.27% $20,700,000 100.0k
DHR Dark Horse Resources Ltd 0.005 +25.00% $9,900,000 1.1M
DW8 Digital Wine Ventures Ltd 0.003 +25.00% $3,900,000 1.5M
GLV Global Vanadium Ltd 0.005 +25.00% $7,100,000 792.0k
GTE Great Western Exploration Ltd 0.005 +25.00% $4,800,000 1.0M
TV2 TV2U International Ltd 0.005 +25.00% $11,100,000 1.1M
ADN Andromeda Metals Ltd 0.006 +20.00% $8,100,000 710.0k
GMC Gulf Manganese Corp Ltd 0.006 +20.00% $24,300,000 1.7M
VAL Valor Resources Ltd 0.006 +20.00% $11,400,000 3.1M
VIC Victory Mines Ltd 0.003 +20.00% $3,700,000 700.0k
MPR MPower Group Ltd 0.03 +20.00% $4,800,000 26.0k

 

LOSERS

Dome Gold Mines (ASX:DME) had a 36 per cent fall, to 15c, though it had no news out.

Apollo Tourism & Leisure (ASX:ATL) shares were slashed by 24 per cent, to 65c, after telling investors its profit for the 2019 financial year would be 27 per cent lower than it forecast when it released its half-year results back in February.

At the time, Apollo said FY19 profit could be as high as $24 million, but now it says the maximum will be $19.5 million, which is only a sliver more than the $19.2 million it made in FY18.

Your morning losers:

Ticker Name Price % Chg Market Cap Volume
SRO Shareroot Ltd 0.001 -50.00% $1,600,000 13.5M
DME Dome Gold Mines Ltd 0.15 -36.17% $41,100,000 50.0k
IBN Ibuynew Group Ltd 0.03 -35.42% $676,000 51.3k
SUD Suda Pharmaceuticals Ltd 0.003 -25.00% $7,700,000 225.0k
ROG Red Sky Energy Ltd 0.003 -25.00% $3,300,000 8.0k
ATL Apollo Tourism & Leisure Ltd 0.65 -23.84% $123,800,000 1.1M
CA8 CoAssets Ltd 0.11 -21.43% $22,600,000 18.4k
UTR Ultracharge Ltd 0.004 -20.00% $3,800,000 1.1M
PCL Pancontinental Oil & Gas NL 0.002 -20.00% $10,800,000 500.0k
ALT Analytica Ltd 0.004 -20.00% $13,300,000 269.5k
HAV Havilah Resources Ltd 0.19 -17.78% $40,400,000 397.7k
AMI Aurelia Metals Ltd 0.62 -16.78% $535,900,000 16.5M
RFN Reffind Ltd 0.005 -16.67% $2,600,000 25.0k
EPM Eclipse Uranium Ltd 0.003 -16.67% $2,900,000 100.0k
ADV Ardiden Ltd 0.003 -16.67% $4,200,000 1.4M
AQI Alicanto Minerals Ltd 0.03 -14.71% $3,800,000 66.9k
MOY Millennium Minerals Ltd 0.12 -14.29% $106,900,000 7.4M
AD1 ApplyDirect Ltd 0.012 -14.29% $5,100,000 21.1k
SMX Security Matters Ltd 0.43 -14.00% $47,300,000 313.5k