On Stockhead today, Guy Le Page’s Euro potash play comes good, Capo charts the big metal performances, and it’s Fitch v iron ore history.

But first… the day ahead.

 

TRADING HALTS

The following companies went into trading halts today and are expected out in the next few days:

Equity Story Group (ASX:EQS) – announcement in relation to a material acquisition

carsales.com (ASX:CAR) – capital raising

3D Resources (ASX:DDD) – capital raising

Grand Gulf Energy (ASX:GGE) – announcement regarding test results at Jesse 1A helium well

Volt Resources Limited (ASX:VRC) – capital raising

Electro Optic Systems Holdings Limited (ASX:EOS) – capital raising

Cyprium Metals (ASX:CYM) – capital Raising

Corella Resources (ASX:CR9) – capit… wait!  I’m getting some late mail… This one’s because there’s news about HPA test work results from Corella’s Tampu Kaolin Project.

Field Solutions Holdings (ASX:FSG) – there’s a substantial long-term customer contract announcement in the pipeline…

Medlab Clinical (ASX:MDC) –  aaaand we’re raising capital

 

MARKETS

Gold: $US1,819.10 (-0.27%)

Silver: $US20.82 (-1.50%)

Nickel (3mth): $US23,145/t (+1.15%)

Copper (3mth): $US8,400/t (+0.51%)

Lithium Carbonate, China (Benchmark Minerals Intelligence, June 17): $US69,750/t (0.4% weekly)

Lithium Hydroxide, China (Benchmark Minerals Intelligence, June 17): $US70,875/t (0.0% weekly)

Oil (WTI): $111.92 (+2.10%)

Oil (Brent): $US117.50(+2.09%)

Iron 62pc Fe: $US131.01 (+0.06%)

AUD/USD: $US0.6908 (-0.3%)

Bitcoin: $US20,309 (-2.62%)

 

WHAT GOT YOU TALKING YESTERDAY?

Some cool health stocks did some cool things yesterday morn, like sign a 25-year exclusive patent and trademark licence deal with BioHorizons for the manufacture of Striate+ – a resorbable collagen membrane used in guided bone and tissue regeneration procedures.

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YESTERDAY’S BIGGEST SMALL CAP WINNERS

(Stocks highlighted in yellow rose after making announcements during the trading day).

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HRL Holdings Limited (ASX: HRL) says it’s on the happy end of an unsolicited, non-binding indicative offer from ALS Limited (ASX:ALQ) to acquire 100% of the ordinary shares of HRL for $0.16 cash per share.

And lookout mum, the infant milk formula company of the hour, Bubs (ASX:BUB) continues to make hay in the sun-shiny States after sneakily getting the jump on its bigger and suddenly looking more ungainly competition, signing with the American retail giant Target.

 

YESTERDAY’S BIGGEST SMALL CAP LOSERS

(Stocks highlighted in yellow fell after making announcements during the trading day).

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Meanwhile BWX (ASX:BWX), the owner of the Sukin range of beauty products, is going to need to break out the concealer, after a bruising selldown on the heels of its earnings downgrade and plans to source a further $23m from the market to add ballast to a thin balance sheet.