Here are the key ASX small cap winners and losers at lunchtime Friday July 6.

The ASX Small Ords was up 16 points or 0.6 per cent to 2,843.6 at 1.15pm AEST.

GOING UP

Nigeria-focused zinc and lead explorer Symbol Mining (ASX:SL1) went flying today after winning final government approval for a mining lease at its Macy Project.

“Full scale mining operations are now underway,” Symbol told investors this morning.

The shares soared 45 per cent to an intraday high of 4.2c before cooling to 4c by 1.20pm AEST. About $1.3 million worth changed hands.

Business intelligence analysti Sentia (ASX:ISD) gained 18 per cent to an intraday high of 83c today after finally announcing it’s found a new CEO.

Yahoo7’s CEO Ed Harrison will join the company.

But on the same day the company had to issue the news that its chief financial officer, James Orlando, quit after only a year in the gig.

The shares were at 80c at 1.20pm AEST.

Lithium developer Anson Resources (ASX:ASN) put on 26 per cent to 12c following a Wednesday update that it had  received “further encouraging results” while fast-tracking Paradox project in Utah.

The shares were at 11c at 1.25pm AEST.

Former aquaculture player Cervantes (ASX:CVS) gained 33 per cent to an intraday high of 1.6c after confirming on Thursday that its purchase of the Paynes Find Gold Project from European Lithium (ASX:EUR) had been finalised.

Last month former aquaculture player Cervantes literally struck gold in Western Australia – and high-grade gold at that – sending its shares through the roof.

Healthcare software maker Alcidion Group (ASX:ALC) moved ahead 12 per cent to 5.8c after signing a deal with ACT Health worth $4.75 million.

Alcidion — which recently  finalised the acquisition of patient-tracker MKM Health for up to $16 million — will install an “electronic patient journey board” in Canberra hospitals under the leatest deal.

The shares were fetching 5.6c at 1.30pm AEST.

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks at 12.30pm Friday, July 6. 

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GOING DOWN

Kogi Iron shares (ASX:KFE) shares fell after a group of shareholders that had been angling for control of the Nigeria-focused iron ore play gave up on their attempt to spill the board.

The group’s shareholding has now dropped below the 5 per cent level that makes it a substantial shareholder.

This means the group also no longer has the ability to demand Kogi call a spill meeting.

Kogi shares fell 18 per cent to a low of 13.5c but recovered to 14.5c by 1.30pm AEST.

Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks at 12.30pm on Friday, July 6. 

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ASX code Company Today's price change (12.20pm) Price (12.20pm) Volume Market Cap
NIU NIUMINCO GROUP -0.5 0.001 500k 4.8M
MRD MOUNT RIDLEY -0.25 0.003 165k 5.3M
GCR GOLDEN CROSS RES -0.222222222222 0.035 130k 4.6M
KRL KANGAROO RES -0.166666666667 0.055 135k 226.7M
ZYB ZYBER -0.166666666667 0.005 645k 3.9M
AVA AVA RISK GROUP -0.161290322581 0.13 455k 32.7M
KFE KOGI IRON -0.133333333333 0.143 79k 107.5M
SDV SCIDEV -0.125 0.007 1M 4.6M
COY COPPERMOLY -0.125 0.007 600k 11.0M
JDR JADAR LITHIUM -0.117647058824 0.015 10M 6.6M
EMU EMU -0.114285714286 0.062 9k 5.5M
RAP RESAPP HEALTH -0.111111111111 0.12 128k 89.0M
KTE K2 ENERGY -0.111111111111 0.008 236k 2.7M
HCO HYLEA METALS -0.111111111111 0.008 1M 25.2M
DHR DARK HORSE RES -0.111111111111 0.016 452k 34.6M
G88 GOLDEN MILE RES -0.107142857143 0.375 2k 22.0M
LNU LINIUS TECH -0.106666666667 0.067 396k 70.2M
PMY PACIFICO MINERAL -0.1 0.009 2M 8.9M
AOA AUSMON RESOURCES -0.1 0.009 5M 5.2M
THX THUNDELARRA -0.0952380952381 0.019 9k 13.3M
CL8 COLLABORATE CORP -0.0952380952381 0.019 1M 13.0M
IMU IMUGENE -0.09375 0.029 151k 92.9M
FYI FYI RESOURCES -0.0909090909091 0.1 60k 20.4M
SRI SIPA RESOURCES -0.0909090909091 0.01 100k 13.2M
LMG LATROBE MAGNESIU -0.0909090909091 0.01 200k 13.8M