On Stockhead today: Dr Boreham’s prognosis on Clinuvel, which stocks are in most demand right now, what small cap directors are splashing out on and Barry FitzGerald’s take on Ardiden looking for a golden opportunity in Canada.

But first…

The week ahead

This week is a quiet week in data. On Wednesday at 11am, month on month skilled vacancies will be released and on Thursday the Commonwealth Bank will release the Purchasing Managers’ Index.

However, with the quarterly deadline looming next Thursday (October 31) companies have begun to lodge them and these will trickle in across the week notwithstanding the majority that will come out closer to the deadline.

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

Monday:
Karios Minerals (ASX:KAI)
– capital raising
Ultracharge (ASX:UTR) – proposed acquisition
Palla Pharma (ASX:PAL) – capital raising
Great Souther Mining (ASX:GSN) – capital raising
WiseTech Global (ASX:WTC) – response to J Capital report

Tuesday:
Millennium Minerals (ASX:MOY)
– finance facility increase
CropLogic (ASX:CLI) – response to ASX query

Markets

Gold: US$1,491.59 (-0.14%)

Silver: $17.55 (+0.09%)

Oil (WTI): $53.78 (-0.43%)

Oil (Brent): $59.15 (-1.02%)

Coal: $68.80 (+0.07%)

Iron 62pc Fe: $85.50 (Unchanged)

AUD/USD: 0.6856 (+0.47%)

Bitcoin: US$7,916.59 (-0.29%)

What got you talking last week

On Twitter our followers were most interested in Australian Vanadium’s (ASX:AVL) latest sales deal for its vanadium batteries with the agricultural sector.

Meanwhile, in our Facebook small and micro chat group, members were most interested in what sectors Asian investors looking towards Australia were interested in. You can join our group here.

These were the 5 most tipped stocks (weekly) on Stocks in Play:

Last week’s winners

Code Name Price last Friday Price this Friday (1pm) Return Market Cap
N27 NORTHERN COBALT LTD 0.038 0.083 118 5.48M
XST XSTATE RESOURCES LTD 0.001 0.002 100 2.28M
ZNO ZOONO GROUP LTD 0.082 0.150 83 24.50M
ADR ADHERIUM LTD 0.036 0.055 53 9.57M
SPT SPLITIT PAYMENTS LTD 0.600 0.910 52 279.86M
AOA AUSMON RESOURCES LTD 0.002 0.003 50 1.65M
XPE XPED LTD 0.001 0.002 50 2.26M
MAG MAGMATIC RESOURCES LTD 0.075 0.110 47 13.01M
FSG FIELD SOLUTIONS HOLDINGS LTD 0.019 0.027 42 11.61M
AJQ ARMOUR ENERGY LTD 0.050 0.070 40 41.26M
UNL UNITED NETWORKS LTD 0.021 0.029 38 3.65M
ENT ENTERPRISE METALS LTD 0.009 0.012 33 4.82M
SBR SABRE RESOURCES LTD 0.003 0.004 33 1.90M
SUD SUDA PHARMACEUTICALS LTD 0.003 0.004 33 14.23M
MSE METALSEARCH LTD 0.012 0.016 33 17.35M
SRO SHAREROOT LTD 0.002 0.002 33 5.92M
QGL QUANTUM GRAPHITE LTD 0.002 0.002 33 15.32M
TDL TBG DIAGNOSTICS LTD 0.030 0.040 33 8.70M
EOL ENERGY ONE LTD 1.900 2.520 33 54.26M
PRO PROPHECY INTERNATIONAL HLDGS 0.440 0.580 32 37.13M
AVA AVA RISK GROUP LTD 0.100 0.130 30 30.44M

Last week’s losers

Code Name Price last Friday Price this Friday (1pm) Return Market Cap
CDT CASTLE MINERALS LTD 0.009 0.007 -22 1.57M
AQD AUSQUEST LTD 0.018 0.014 -22 7.69M
TMX TERRAIN MINERALS LTD 0.004 0.003 -25 2.15M
ANL AMANI GOLD LTD 0.004 0.003 -25 15.64M
VAR VARISCAN MINES LTD 0.002 0.002 -25 2.34M
BPH BPH ENERGY LTD 0.002 0.002 -25 4.49M
ELT ELEMENTOS LTD 0.004 0.003 -25 4.63M
ENX ENEGEX LTD 0.012 0.009 -25 724.50k
RFN REFFIND LTD 0.006 0.004 -25 2.88M
HSC HOMESTAY CARE LTD 0.007 0.005 -26 4.00M
KTG K-TIG LTD 0.450 0.335 -26 48.44M
RFR RAFAELLA RESOURCES LTD 0.150 0.110 -27 7.75M
SRN SUREFIRE RESOURCES NL 0.010 0.007 -30 4.40M
JPR JUPITER ENERGY LTD 0.010 0.007 -30 1.07M
FRX FLEXIROAM LTD 0.040 0.028 -30 7.26M
ICG INCA MINERALS LTD 0.003 0.002 -33 7.06M
BAS BASS OIL LTD 0.003 0.002 -33 6.23M
IAM INTIGER GROUP LTD 0.002 0.001 -33 1.68M
VMG VDM GROUP LTD 0.003 0.002 -33 13.86M
AVE AVECHO BIOTECHNOLOGY LTD 0.006 0.004 -33 6.31M
EXO ENNOX GROUP LTD 0.003 0.002 -33 3.54M
FGO FLAMINGO AI LTD 0.003 0.002 -33 2.24M
TRL TANGA RESOURCES LTD 0.003 0.002 -33 3.16M
LCY LEGACY IRON ORE LTD 0.005 0.003 -40 4.40M