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Good morning everyone, and welcome to 20 February, 2024 – a notable day in the history of a tiny percentage of Scottish people, as it was on this day in 1472 that the inhabitants of the Shetlands and Orkney Islands woke up to discover that they, their farms and their preposterously short horses were no longer Norwegian.

Much to their “sørprise and øutråge”, the folks on those islands found out that they, and their land, had been offered up as security to ensure that King James III of Scotland and Margaret of Denmark would tie the knot.

Margaret’s father, Christian of Denmark, had apparently talked a big game when it came to being fabulously wealthy, and had offered James a handsome dowry to go along with his daughter’s hand in marriage.

But, as Christian couldn’t cough up the dough, and had offered up the islands instead as security on the debt, they were handed over to Scotland and have been very, very Scottish ever since.

It seems like it was a decent swap, anyway – Scotland bagged a couple of islands, and James III of Scotland got a wife for 16 years, until she died. But he died two years later, so all’s well that ends well.

To more pressing matters, the team at Stockhead have put together a fabulous line up of stories for you this morning, including some timely advice from the always effervescent Rusty Delroy, and Nadine McGrath’s search for the fountain of youth continues.

And, as always there’s words and numbers down below to help you sound like you know what you’re doing when the market opens later on this morning.



Gold: US$2,019.90 (+0.31%)

Silver: US$23.18 (-1.18%)

Nickel (3mth): US$16,084/t (-0.85%)

Copper (3mth): US$8,321.15/t (+2.07%)

Oil (WTI): US$77.72 (-1.85%)

Oil (Brent): US$82.68 (-0.94%)

Iron 62pc Fe: US$128.87/t (+0.09%)

AUD/USD: 0.6540 (+0.03%)

Bitcoin: US$52,318.80 (+0.32%)



Eddy’s been looking into Aussie health stocks, and a handful of them aren’t looking quite as healthy as before…




Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks:

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Code Company Price % Volume Market Cap
TKL Traka Resources 0.002 100% 70,024 $1,750,659
BP8 Bph Global Ltd 0.0015 50% 319,046 $1,954,116
W2V Way2Vatltd 0.022 47% 58,796,461 $9,774,126
APM APM Human Services 1.21 46% 11,909,642 $761,261,015
29M 29Metalslimited 0.26 41% 22,946,825 $129,743,336
1MC Morella Corporation 0.004 33% 2,481,041 $18,536,398
HOR Horseshoe Metals Ltd 0.008 33% 1,812,071 $3,878,872
IPT Impact Minerals 0.013 30% 5,819,877 $28,647,039
RDM Red Metal Limited 0.22 26% 6,844,732 $52,281,834
AL8 Alderan Resource Ltd 0.005 25% 200,000 $4,427,445
PUR Pursuit Minerals 0.005 25% 478,241 $11,775,886
RR1 Reach Resources Ltd 0.0025 25% 2,277,575 $6,420,594
WML Woomera Mining Ltd 0.005 25% 10,851,108 $4,872,556
C7A Clara Resources 0.016 23% 82,951 $2,457,507
NC6 Nanollose Limited 0.03 20% 763,659 $4,300,159
CCO The Calmer Co Int 0.006 20% 11,191,875 $5,377,928
JCS Jcurve Solutions 0.031 19% 243,612 $8,536,929
COD Coda Minerals Ltd 0.125 19% 31,510 $14,948,994
ASO Aston Minerals Ltd 0.019 19% 802,475 $20,721,028
ELT Elementos Limited 0.13 18% 770,772 $21,421,409
SYA Sayona Mining Ltd 0.065 18% 130,776,590 $566,131,281
SHO Sportshero Ltd 0.013 18% 100,000 $6,796,161
PFE Panteraminerals 0.062 17% 480,988 $7,028,995
IMD Imdex Limited 1.875 17% 2,873,879 $819,427,023
AU1 The Agency Group Aus 0.035 17% 203,429 $12,857,298
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Yesterday’s Small Cap Winners included:

Most of the upward swings in Small Caps yesterday could be attributed to the increase in investor confidence in commodities, as the bulk of the big percentage movers made headway without the benefit of their own announcements to pin it on.

Impact Minerals (ASX:IPT) did drop some news, announcing that the company has managed to hit a crucial milestone, by achieving better than 99.99% (4N+) High Purity Alumina (Al2O3) from the company’s Lake Hope mud via its proprietary and patented Playa One Sulphate Process.

This is big news for Impact, as the company’s recent Scoping Study demonstrated an NPV of $1.3 billion for the project and an estimated operating cost to produce 4N HPA up to 50% lower than anyone else globally at less than US$4,000 per tonne.

Elsewhere, it’s mid-cap and large caps with news that made the Monday morning winners list, including APM Human Services (ASX:APM) after it confirmed that it’s received a conditional and non-binding indicative proposal pursuant to which funds or investment vehicles advised by CVC would acquire all of the shares in APM by way of a scheme of arrangement, following ongoing discussions between the pair.

Indeed, it was APM that ended up taking the winner’s spot on the overall podium, finishing the day 48.8% higher on the news.

And A2 Milk (ASX:A2M) was higher on news of a positive interim result with 3.7% revenue growth and 5.0% EBITDA growth for 1HFY24, off the back of the company managing to grow its infant milk formula revenue despite a large, double-digit decline in the Chinese market overall.

Way2VAT’s (ASX:W2V) upward rush has continued from the previous week, again without anything in the way of news since the company announced the launch of its AI-driven automated accounts payable auditing product, AI-AP Compliance, on 15 February.

A letter to shareholders from the boss at 29Metals (ASX:29M) seems to have done the trick, with the stock up close to 38% on Monday afternoon after the company’s recent form slump prompted the CEO to put pen to paper and reassure shareholders that 2024 is “a recovery year to set us up for long term success”.



Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks:

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Code Company Price % Volume MARKET CAP
PRX Prodigy Gold NL 0.005 -38% 10,801,156 $14,008,863
BP8 Bph Global Ltd 0.001 -33% 928,307 $2,931,174
MTL Mantle Minerals Ltd 0.002 -33% 55,555 $18,592,338
JCS Jcurve Solutions 0.026 -28% 313,559 $11,820,364
NVQ Noviqtech Limited 0.003 -25% 315,960 $5,237,781
AUK Aumake Limited 0.004 -20% 11,800 $9,572,034
GMN Gold Mountain Ltd 0.004 -20% 5,170,000 $11,389,393
PUR Pursuit Minerals 0.004 -20% 767,373 $14,719,857
RR1 Reach Resources Ltd 0.002 -20% 2,432,539 $8,025,743
NEU Neuren Pharmaceut. 18.845 -18% 2,130,108 $2,935,317,832
WWG Wisewaygroupltd 0.05 -17% 13,530 $10,037,632
AMM Armada Metals 0.02 -17% 273,810 $4,992,000
PUA Peak Minerals Ltd 0.0025 -17% 849,475 $3,124,130
PHL Propell Holdings Ltd 0.011 -15% 956,863 $2,669,622
SHO Sportshero Ltd 0.011 -15% 263,535 $8,031,827
RSH Respiri Limited 0.023 -15% 124,844 $28,616,461
FRB Firebird Metals 0.12 -14% 247,091 $19,930,596
IS3 I Synergy Group Ltd 0.006 -14% 400,143 $2,128,563
RGS Regeneus Ltd 0.006 -14% 125,000 $2,145,058
8CO 8Common Limited 0.043 -14% 165,704 $11,204,745
CBY Canterbury Resources 0.026 -13% 72,659 $5,152,227
DGR DGR Global Ltd 0.013 -13% 234,615 $15,655,402
ZMI Zinc of Ireland NL 0.013 -13% 20,000 $3,197,164
RKT Rocketdna Ltd. 0.007 -13% 121,501 $5,248,919
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Dateline Resources (ASX:DTR) – to allow the company the time necessary to plan and secure commitments from sophisticated and professional investors in relation to a proposed capital raising.

3D Energi Limited (ASX: TDO) – pending an announcement by the company to the market regarding a capital raising.

De.mem (ASX:DEM) – pending an announcement by the company to the market in relation to a capital raising.

Melodiol Global Health (ASX:ME1) – pending an announcement regarding a capital raising.

Cooper Metals (ASX:CPM) – pending an announcement regarding exploration results and a material capital raising.

American West Metals (ASX:AW1) – an announcement to the market regarding a proposed capital raising.

Gold Hydrogen (ASX:GHY) – pending the release of a prospective resource statement in relation to its flagship Ramsay Project.

Cosmo Metals (ASX:CMO) – pending an announcement regarding an accelerated non-renounceable entitlement offer and capital raising.

Simble Solutions (ASX:SIS) – pending an announcement in respect of a placement to be conducted via sophisticated investors.

Summit Minerals (ASX:SUM) – pending an announcement by Summit in relation to a strategic acquisition.

Star Entertainment Group (ASX:SGR) – pending an announcement to ASX regarding correspondence received from the NSW Independent Casino Commission (NICC) on 19 February 2024 regarding the commencement of an inquiry under the Casino Control Act 1992 (NSW).