On Stockhead today, the ASX companies Eric Sprott’s backing, the company creating the ‘Big Aussie Battery’, and the lithium market that isn’t EV-related.

But first:

The day ahead

It’s the most important day on this week’s data calendar, with all eyes on this morning’s June quarter inflation print for the Australian economy (11:30am AEST).

The median forecast is for core CPI growth to remain sluggish at 1.5 per cent, after it fell to 1.42 per cent in the three months to March — the equal lowest level on record.

Later tonight, the US Federal Reserve will take centre stage with its latest monetary policy announcement, with a rate cut now fully priced in. The focus will then turn to the central bank’s press conference, for any further clues to its near-term outlook.

Company news

The following companies are scheduled to come out of a trading halt or voluntary suspension over the next 48 hours:

Wednesday:
Marmota (ASX: MEU) – drilling results
Superior Resources (ASX: SPQ) – capital raising
Greenland Minerals (ASX: GGG) – capital raising
Global Vanadium (ASX: GLV) – capital raising
Anglo Australian Resources (ASX: AAR) – exploration results
Zinc of Ireland (ASX: ZMI) – mineral resource estimate
Mako Gold (ASX: MKG) – capital raising
TV2U International (ASX: TV2) – new commercial agreement

Thursday:
Kyckr (ASX: KYK) – capital raise
Tinybeans (ASX: TNY) – capital raise
Equus Mining (ASX: EQE) – capital raise
NeuroScientific Biopharmaceuticals (ASX: NSB) – R&D updater
YPB (ASX: YPB) – capital raise
Regenesus (ASX: RGS) – capital raise
Spectrum Metals (ASX: SPX) – capital raise
Botanix Pharmaceuticals (ASX: BOT) – capital raise
Readcloud (ASX: RCL) – capital raise
Auroch Minerals (ASX: AOU) – capital raise
Strike Energy (ASX: STX) – well update
Warrego Energy (ASX: WGO) – well update

Markets

Gold: $US1,430.76 ($2,081.11) +0.84%

Silver: $US16.55 -0.11%

Oil (Brent): $US64.96 +0.08%

Oil (WTI): $US58.18 -0.31%

Coal: $US74.50 -0.67%

Iron ore 62pc fe: $US121.15 +2.70%

AUD/USD: $US0.6874 -0.41%

What got you talking yesterday

These were the five most-discussed stocks among ASX investors on Tuesday, July 30:

$BOT — Botanix Pharma Ltd
$STX — Strike Energy
$LYC — Lynas Corporation
$AJM — Altura Mining
$SZL — Sezzle Inc

Yesterday’s winners

There were four double-ups in the session, as a series of minnow resources stocks ticked higher to post 100 per cent gains.

But it was new entrant Sezzle (ASX: SZL) that turned heads when it listed at 12pm, rising to $2.50 before closing the session at $2.20 — an 80 per cent premium to its listing price of $1.22. Ord Minnett is the lead broker for Sezzle.

And engineering and construction company Weststar Industrial (ASX: WSI) jumped by almost 60 per cent after its quarterly 4C filing record cash receipts of $17.8m in the three months to June — an increase of 300 per cent.

These were the best performing stocks at the close of trade on Tuesday, July 30:

Code Name Price % Chg Market Cap Volume
CGM Cougar Metals NL 0.002 +100.00% $2.4M 993.0k
CLZ Classic Minerals Ltd 0.002 +100.00% $7.6M 204.3M
SUR Sun Resources NL 0.002 +100.00% $1.9M 1.0M
XST XState Resources Ltd 0.002 +100.00% $2.3M 2.0M
SPB South Pacific Resources Ltd 0.008 +60.00% $1.3M 2.1M
WSI Weststar Industrial Ltd 0.05 +58.62% $28.3M 347.6M
BRV Big River Gold Ltd 0.01 +50.00% $15.4M 67.9M
AJC Acacia Coal Ltd 0.0015 +50.00% $6.1M 2.3M
GPP Greenpower Energy Ltd 0.0015 +50.00% $3.0M 50.0k
LKO Lakes Oil NL 0.0015 +50.00% $50.0M 3.5M
PCH Property Connect Holdings Ltd 0.003 +50.00% $2.1M 13.6M
PSM Peninsula Mines Ltd 0.003 +50.00% $3.0M 333.3k
RBL Redbubble Ltd 1.46 +45.27% $374.0M 4.1M
AO1 AssetOwl Ltd 0.007 +40.00% $2.1M 1.4M
BUY Bounty Oil & Gas NL 0.004 +33.33% $3.8M 5.0M
SBR Sabre Resources Ltd 0.004 +33.33% $1.6M 2.9M
TSC Twenty Seven Co Ltd 0.004 +33.33% $3.9M 2.1M
AHK ARK Mines Ltd 0.02 +33.33% $1.0M 519.3k
WOA Wide Open Agriculture Ltd 0.17 +25.00% $12.4M 157.8k
AAU Adcorp Australia Ltd 0.01 +25.00% $4.6M 19.4k
AYR Alloy Resources Ltd 0.005 +25.00% $4.2M 1.2M
NOR Norwood Systems Ltd 0.005 +25.00% $10.4M 9.3M

Yesterday’s losers

These were the worst performing stocks at the close of trade on Tuesday, July 30:

Code Name Price % Chg Market Cap Volume
TPD Talon Petroleum Ltd 0.002 -33.33% $3.6M 40.0k
CAD Caeneus Minerals Ltd 0.001 -33.33% $2.1M 1.9M
AUH AustChina Holdings Ltd 0.002 -33.33% $2.2M 100.0k
AKN Auking Mining Ltd 0.001 -33.33% $933K 450.0k
RLE Real Energy Corp Ltd 0.03 -30.61% $11.9M 11.6M
TOM Tomizone Ltd 0.003 -25.00% $1.3M 1.6M
MNC Metminco Ltd 0.0015 -25.00% $1.8M 1.1k
MLS Metals Australia Ltd 0.0015 -25.00% $4.4M 1.1M
GBZ GBM Resources Ltd 0.003 -25.00% $3.3M 104.0k
ATH Alterity Therapeutics ltd 0.03 -20.00% $24.1M 2.1M
AAJ Aruma Resources Ltd 0.004 -20.00% $2.6M 1.1M
PNL Paringa Resources Ltd 0.07 -19.32% $32.7M 989.4k
FDM Freedom Oil and Gas Ltd 0.02 -18.18% $19.4M 6.5M
WBE Whitebark Energy Ltd 0.005 -16.67% $9.8M 1.0M
MTH Mithril Resources Ltd 0.005 -16.67% $2.1M 1.8M
GTG Genetic Technologies Ltd 0.005 -16.67% $14.7M 13.6M
GGX Gas2Grid Ltd 0.0025 -16.67% $4.3M 1.5M
DDT DataDot Technology Ltd 0.005 -16.67% $4.1M 110.0k
CDT Castle Minerals Ltd 0.005 -16.67% $1.1M 2.1M