On Stockhead today, we run through the wildest buy calls made by analysts, this fintech start-up wants to help small businesses get paid Quicka and the largest medical cannabis manufacturing centre in the southern hemisphere opens.

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

The day ahead

On the data front, Australia will get Q2 private sector capital expenditure data from the ABS. Markets will be focused on any changes to the capex outlook amid the current economic slowdown.

Looking abroad, the Eurozone will get an update on business confidence while key data in the US will be led by the second estimate of Q2 GDP. Westpac says there’s “little chance of a material revision” from the first reading of 2.1 per cent.

ASX futures are pointing higher after US stocks rose on light trading volumes, led by gains in the energy sector.

Company news

The following companies are due out of trading halts in the next 48 hours.

Thursday:

Cogstate (ASX:CGS) – commercial contract
Crowd Media Holdings (ASX:CM8) – major alliance & capital raising
Platina Resources (ASX:PGM) – joint venture opportunity
Argent Minerals (ASX:ARD) – capital raising

Friday:

Lustrum Metals (ASX:LRM) – project and ASX query review
Novita Healthcare (ASX:NHL) – capital raising
Silver Chef (ASX:SIV) – shareholder discussion

Markets:

Gold: $US1,539.27 ($2,285.48) +0.03%

Silver: $US18.36 +0.01%

Oil (Brent): $US59.89 +0.05%

Oil (WTI): $US55.90 +1.77%

Coal: $US65.10 -1.81%

Iron ore 62pc Fe: $US82.45 +0.02%

AUD/USD: $US0.6735 +0.03%

Bitcoin: $US9,673.06 -4.59%

What got you talking yesterday

The ASX Small Ords posted its second straight gain to close 1.11 per cent higher, as June earnings season rolled on with a number of positive results in resources and IT.

These were the five most discussed stocks among ASX investors on Wednesday:

$APT – Afterpay
$BAL – Bellamy’s Australia
$PLS – Pilbara Minerals
$STX – Strike Energy
$PNV – Polynovo

Yesterday’s winners

Code Name Price % Chg Market Cap Volume
PGY Pilot Energy Ltd 0.03 +66.67% $2.0M 33.5k
KEY Key Petroleum Ltd 0.01 +60.00% $13.4M 132.8M
DDD 3D Resources Ltd 0.0015 +50.00% $3.5M 9.7M
GLA Gladiator Resources Ltd 0.0015 +50.00% $2.4M 9.6M
LKO Lakes Oil NL 0.003 +50.00% $50.0M 1.7M
SUR Sun Resources NL 0.003 +50.00% $4.0M 686.7k
GBZ GBM Resources Ltd 0.004 +33.33% $4.4M 200.0k
AZS Azure Minerals Ltd 0.16 +33.33% $22.2M 1.6M
RD1 Registry Direct Ltd 0.015 +25.00% $2.6M 55.2k
MGT Magnetite Mines Ltd 0.005 +25.00% $4.0M 200.0k
PBX Pacific Bauxite Ltd 0.005 +25.00% $2.0M 607.8k
YPB YPB Group Ltd 0.005 +25.00% $5.7M 4.1M
MTO Motorcycle Holdings Ltd 2.24 +23.76% $138.2M 312.3k
NET NetLinkz Ltd 0.16 +23.08% $257.5M 6.7M
SHM Shriro Holdings Ltd 0.74 +22.50% $69.9M 247.7k
SF1 STEMify Ltd 0.03 +21.43% $5.2M 258.3k
WWG Wiseway Group Ltd 0.23 +21.05% $32.0M 190.0k

Yesterday’s losers

Code Name Price % Chg Market Cap Volume
VAR Variscan Mines Ltd 0.001 -50.00% $1.6M 400.0k
CAD Caeneus Minerals Ltd 0.001 -50.00% $2.1M 700.0k
RPM RPM Automotive Group Ltd 0.17 -44.26% $1.6M 1.2M
RXH Rewardle Holdings Ltd 0.003 -40.00% $1.6M 333.4k
XST XState Resources Ltd 0.002 -33.33% $2.3M 750.0k
SDA SpeedCast International Ltd 0.75 -33.19% $181.0M 46.4M
AJL AJ Lucas Group Ltd 0.13 -30.56% $93.8M 705.3k
MMR MEC Resources Ltd 0.01 -25.00% $3.8M 100.0k
PEC Perpetual Resources Ltd 0.03 -25.00% $9.3M 100.0k
TSC Twenty Seven Co Ltd 0.004 -20.00% $4.0M 3.1M
SPQ Superior Resources Ltd 0.008 -20.00% $6.0M 2.4M
IVO Invigor Group Ltd 0.002 -20.00% $5.7M 43.5k
DTM Dart Mining NL 0.004 -20.00% $4.1M 47.9k
BUY Bounty Oil & Gas NL 0.004 -20.00% $3.8M 1.7M
CVL Civmec Ltd 0.25 -19.05% $127.8M 136.5k
ATP Atlas Pearls Ltd 0.01 -18.18% $3.9M 900.0k
IME ImExHS Ltd 0.04 -17.31% $39.8M 4.0M