On Stockhead today, the most in-demand stocks on the ASX right now, Aussie states now even cooking with hydrogen and the 30 ASX small caps that have already tripled this year.

But first, here’s what you need to know.

The week ahead

It’s a quiet week ahead in data. On Wednesday we’ll see the CBA Composite Purchasing Managers Index and ABS Skilled Vacancies.

Commentary from the RBA will be in focus, particularly a speech from central bank governor Philip Lowe on Thursday called “Inflation Targeting & Economic Welfare” (1:05pm eastern time).

The ASX quarterly reporting deadline is next Wednesday July 31 so we will see quarterlies trickling in as the week progresses, although the majority will come out next week.

Today we are expecting Saracen Mineral Holdings (ASX: SAR) to release results followed by Senex Energy (ASX: SXY) and Oz Minerals (ASX: OZL) on Tuesday.

Company news

The following companies are in trading halts and expected to exit in the next 48 hours.

Monday:

Volt Resources (ASX: VRC) – capital raising

Shareroot (ASX: SRO) – capital raising

Jiajiafu Modern Agriculture (ASX: JJF) – director replacement

Tuesday: 

BBX Minerals (ASX: BBX) – capital raising

New Energy Minerals (ASX: NXE) – statuatory demand outcome

Canyon Resources (ASX: CAY) – capital raising

Dotz Nano (ASX: DTZ) – capital raising

Markets

Gold: $US1,425.38 ($2,023.97) -0.98%

Silver: $US16.21 -0.80%

Oil (Brent): $US62.84 +1.47%

Oil (WTI): $US55.75 +0.81%

Coal: $US75.58 +0.95%

Iron ore 62pc fe: $US121.50 +0.5%

AUD/USD: $US0.7039 -0.52%

 

What got you talking last week

Over on Stockhead’s Facebook group chat, there were plenty of interesting stories and bits of research, posted by the Stockhead team and group members alike. Here’s a summary of some of our key insights from last week.

These were the five most-discussed stocks on trading gossip forum HotCopper at close on Friday, July 12:

Last week’s winners

Last week’s biggest winner was Imagion Biosystems (ASX: IBX) which gained 155 per cent last week after receiving FDA approval to enter the US market.

Ticker Name Price last Friday Price this Friday [intraday] Total Return % Market Cap
IBX IMAGION BIOSYSTEMS 0.02 0.055 155 $16,508,972.00
SPB SOUTH PACIFIC RESOURCES 0.003 0.007 133 $1,158,607.13
TPC TPC CONSOLIDATED 0.035 0.72 100 $7,864,929.00
GLV GLOBAL VANADIUM 0.001 0.002 100 $5,658,960.00
CYQ CYCLIQ GROUP 0.001 0.002 100 $1,943,936.25
SUR SUN RESOURCES 0.001 0.002 100 $1,882,115.13
TCN TECHNICHE 0.023 0.037 61 $7,796,615.00
OVN OVENTUS MEDICAL 0.0294 0.46 53 $47,672,644.00
PCH PROPERTY CONNECT 0.002 0.003 50 $2,057,590.38
CAD CAENEUS MINERALS 0.001 0.0015 50 $3,211,890.50
GGX GAS2GRID 0.002 0.003 50 $5,185,841.00
XPE XPED 0.002 0.003 50 $4,520,492.50
ARO ASTRO RESOURCES 0.002 0.003 50 $3,816,292.00
QGL QUANTUM GRAPHITE 0.002 0.003 50 $22,981,742.00
IPT IMPACT MINERALS 0.006 0.007 50 $11,895,118.00
NC6 NANOLLOSE 0.045 0.066 47 $4,949,999.50
AHQ ALLEGIANCE COAL 0.073 0.1 44 $57,296,532.00
MEM MEMPHASYS 0.038 0.054 42 $33,495,046.00
RNO RHINOMED 0.245 0.34 41 $48,966,980.00
HCO HYLEA METALS 0.052 0.073 40 $7,310,161.00
OVL ORO VERDE 0.005 0.0075 40 $12,289,750.00
NTI NEUROTECH INTERNATIONAL 0.02 0.027 40 $3,800,828.25
NME NEX METALS EXPLORATION 0.013 0.018 38 $3,469,452.25
AMT ALLEGRA ORTHOPAEDICS 0.105 0.0144 38 $14,436,063.00
OKU OKLO RESOURCES 0.12 0.17 38 $58,551,060.00
SAU SOUTHERN GOLD 0.11 0.155 36 $10,219,501.00

Last week’s losers

Code Name Price last Friday Price this Friday [intraday] Total Return % Market Cap
AJJ ASIAN AMERICAN MEDICAL GROUP 0.12 0.095 -21 $33,036,512.00
8CO 8COMMON 0.16 0.13 -22 $19,321,850.00
ANW AUS TIN MINING 0.009 0.007 -22 $15,227,549.00
CGO CPT GLOBAL 0.2 0.0155 -23 $5,862,823.50
LKE LAKE RESOURCES 0.086 0.065 -24 $31,085,468.00
GIB GIBB RIVER DIAMONDS 0.04 0.03 -25 $5,372,383.50
KTE K2 ENERGY 0.008 0.006 -25 $1,803,942.88
AOA AUSMON RESOURCES 0.004 0.003 -25 $1,648,918.00
HOR HORSESHOE METALS 0.016 0.012 -25 $2,335,826.25
ADV ARDIDEN 0.004 0.004 -25 $5,071,560.50
MLS METALS AUSTRALIA 0.002 0.0015 -25 $4,390,796.50
PCL PANCONTINENTAL OIL & GAS 0.002 0.001 -25 $8,110,073.00
AUL AUSTAR GOLD 0.004 0.003 -25 $10,170,931.00
SMI SANTANA MINERALS 0.004 0.003 -25 $2,025,598.50
XST XSTATE RESOURCES 0.002 0.0015 -25 $1,710,736.38
DEG DE GREY MINING 0.098 0.071 -25 $31,641,688.00
IVQ INVITROCUE 0.07 0.052 -26 $27,316,936.00
FIN FIN RESOURCES 0.014 0.01 -29 $2,916,914.50
PEN PENINSULA ENERGY 0.305 0.205 -31 $52,429,852.00
PNN PEPINNINI LITHIUM 0.003 0.003 -33 $3,714,035.25
ECT ENVIRONMENTAL CLEAN TECHNOLOGIES 0.006 0.004 -33 $19,202,066.00
IDZ INDOOR SKYDIVING AUSTRALIA 0.014 0.009 -40 $4,305,940.00
MPW MSL SOLUTIONS 0.13 0.072 -45 $17,988,506.00
GPP GREENPOWER ENERGY 0.002 0.001 -50 $1,943,207.13
GTE GREAT WESTERN EXPLORATION 0.006 0.003 -50 $3,758,098.25
RFN REFFIND 0.006 0.003 -50 $1,766,500.00

That’s all you need to know. Best of luck as the day the Secret Broker calls ‘Duck Soup Day’ gets closer and closer.