Snakes are not always dangerous but they are still a shock when they pop up when you don’t expect them – as these Queenslanders found out this week.

Two shots?

Pic: Brisbane Snake Catchers

Brisbane Snake Catchers had some useful advice:

“Make sure you check your pool table pockets before sticking your hand in.”

This specific snake, being a carpet python was harmless but… it’s better safe than sorry.

After passing through 3,000 yesterday the ASX Small Ords has lost 0.66 per cent, falling to 2,978. The ASX 200 is down 0.35 per cent to 6,794.

There’s been no significant economic news today but next week will be another big week. The most important will be inflation and private sector credit on Wednesday.

Going up

The biggest gainer was sandstone exporter Chongherr Investments (ASX: CDH) which rose up 333 per cent off the back of no news.

Connexion Telematics’ (ASX: CXZ) quarterly has sent it up 83 per cent today. It reported $1.7 million in total revenue and that its subscription base was consistently above the company’s predictions.

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks at lunchtime, Friday July 26:

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Code Name Price % Chg Market Cap Volume
CDH Chongherr Investments Ltd 0.01 +333.33% $101.2M 7.8k
CXZ Connexion Telematics Ltd 0.02 +84.62% $1.5M 70.0M
DHR Dark Horse Resources Ltd 0.005 +66.67% $10.1M 18.3M
CT1 CCP Technologies Ltd 0.01 +25.00% $7.4M 1.6M
BLY Boart Longyear Ltd 0.005 +25.00% $52.6M 500.0k
DRE Dreadnought Resources Ltd 0.005 +25.00% $5.3M 1.5M
LNY Laneway Resources Ltd 0.012 +22.22% $44.2M 31.5M
REV Real Estate Investar Group Ltd 0.011 +22.22% $2.6M 190.9k
OSL OncoSil Medical Ltd 0.07 +21.82% $41.6M 2.3M
OVN Oventus Medical Ltd 0.56 +20.43% $59.3M 561.1k
E2E Eon NRG Ltd 0.006 +20.00% $4.6M 213.3k
MTH Mithril Resources Ltd 0.006 +20.00% $2.5M 500.0k
PBX Pacific Bauxite Ltd 0.006 +20.00% $2.4M 191.9k
UTR Ultracharge Ltd 0.003 +20.00% $3.2M 1.7M
WBE Whitebark Energy Ltd 0.006 +20.00% $9.8M 250.0k
ANP Antisense Therapeutics Ltd 0.05 +20.00% $21.9M 1.8M
CZR Coziron Resources Ltd 0.02 +20.00% $31.1M 5.4M
FUN Funtastic Ltd 0.05 +17.02% $11.9M 517.9k

Going down

Shareholders of Focus Minerals (ASX: FML) had a happy Monday when it reported high value gold intersections. But today, despite having no news, it has lost 15 per cent.

Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks at lunchtime, Friday July 26:

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Code Name Price % Chg Market Cap Volume
XST XState Resources Ltd 0.001 -50.00% $2.3M 1.6M
CYQ Cycliq Group Ltd 0.002 -50.00% $1.9M 50.0k
PSM Peninsula Mines Ltd 0.002 -33.33% $3.0M 48.3k
CAD Caeneus Minerals Ltd 0.003 -33.33% $2.1M 352.5k
SRN Surefire Resources NL 0.004 -20.00% $2.5M 100.0k
BOC Bougainville Copper Ltd 0.11 -18.52% $44.1M 59.0k
PKD Parkd Ltd 0.06 -16.00% $4.7M 25.0k
KKT Konekt Ltd 0.22 -15.09% $23.8M 19.0k
MOH Moho Resources NL 0.05 -14.81% $1.9M 200.0k
GTE Great Western Exploration Ltd 0.003 -14.29% $3.8M 25.0k
CIO Connected IO Ltd 0.01 -14.29% $10.9M 26.6M
5GN 5G Networks Ltd/Australia 1.19 -12.18% $75.9M 1.9M
SKN Skin Elements Ltd 0.02 -12.00% $3.6M 190.0k
NET NetLinkz Ltd 0.19 -11.90% $289.4M 8.0M
B2Y Bounty Mining Ltd 0.08 -11.76% $32.7M 65.9k
BNR Bulletin Resources Ltd 0.02 -11.11% $4.8M 40.0k
LSR Lodestar Minerals Ltd 0.01 -11.11% $6.7M 5.2k