On Stockhead today, is it officially the Decade of the Value Stock, Cyclopharm’s date night with the FDA finally arrives, and a fireside chat with PLL.

To catch you up, among the diggers, it’ll be a big week for lithium ahead after much of the market names embraced Allkem’s (ASX:AKE) mega-merger with US partner Livent, and gold stocks surrendered some of their recent outperformance as the $US rallied and gold struggled to make any real hay above the sunshine of $US2,000.

 

But first, the day ahead.

 

TRADING HALTS

The following stocks went into trading halts late last week and are expected out in the coming days:

Power Minerals (ASX:PNN) – Pending announcement of an acquisition.

Celsius Resources (ASX:CLA) – Pending announcement of non-binding term sheet and placement.

NextDC (ASX:NXT) – Equity raising.

Sunstone Metals (ASX:STM) – Capital raising.

Pancontinental Energy (ASX:PCL) – Capital raising.

Tempus Resources (ASX:TMR) – Capital raising.

GreenTech Metals (ASX:GRE) – Capital raising.

Optima Technology Group (ASX:OPA) – Capital raising.

Pivotal Metals (ASX:PVT) – Capital raising.

Chalice Mining (ASX:CHN) – Capital raising.

Adveritas (ASX:AV1) – Capital raising.

Magnum Mining (ASX:MGU) – Magnum halted to allow the company to provide clarification on the two announcements made on May 10 with respect to the non-binding MOU with Mitsubishi.

Cellnet Group (ASX:CLT) – Potential control transaction.

Australian Potash (ASX:APC) – Halt called until the federal Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water issues a correcting statement.

 

COMMODITY/FOREX/CRYPTO MARKET PRICES

Gold: $US2041.53 (-0.12%)

Silver: $US25.55 (-0.14%)

Nickel (3mth): $US24,025/t (+2.02%)

Copper (3mth): $US9002.50/t (+0.27%)

Oil (WTI): $US68.58 (+0.01%)

Oil (Brent): $US782.51 (+0.32%)

Iron 62pc Fe: $US107.50/t (-0.94%)

AUD/USD: 0.6610 (+0.14%)

Bitcoin: $US29,156 (+2.24%)

 

WHAT GOT YOU TALKING?

The state of nickel.


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Also, be sure to check in preopen each day for ‘Market highlights and 5 ASX small caps to watch’, and 10.30am for our daily ‘10 at 10’ column — a live summary of winners & losers at the opening bell.

 

ASX SMALL CAP LEADERS

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On Friday, Cellnet Group (ASX:CLT) announced it was the subject of a takeover bid by German private company Wentronic Holding GmbH.

The distributor of lifestyle technology products has entered a Scheme of Implementation Deed (SID) with Wentronic, which will see shareholders receive 2.7 cents/share in cash, valuing the company at ~$6.6 million, and representing a premium of 50% on the company’s closing share price on May 10.

Also finishing the week on a high was Cosmo Metals (ASX:CMO)  which believes its Minjina prospect “could be the beginning of a meaningful polymetallic mineral discovery” after drilling into decent silver grades up to 123g/t.

Drilling highlights like 11m @ 1.03% Zn, 0.22% Pb, 0.15% Cu, 33.50g/t Ag from 212m were unexpected, in a good way.

Stockhead’s Reuben Adams has it all.

 

TODAY’S ASX SMALL CAP LAGGARDS

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