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On Stockhead today, a small cap that proves you can have more women than men on a board – yes, more women! Also, what people think they know about lithium-ion batteries, but don’t, and some essential advice for traders from a very, very successful one.

But first, here’s what you need to know right now on this International Womens Day:

 

The day ahead in data

Two releases from the Australian Bureau of Statistics today. The first is data on schools across the country, while the second is possibly even a little more grim: figures on livestock and meat from January, including an estimate on the number of animals slaughtered. Yikes.

 

Company news

Quantify Technologies (ASX:QFY) has a massive 163 million shares being released from escrow today, while Matador Mining (ASX:MZZ) has 4.5 million shares being released.

Three companies are due out of trading halts today. Sensera (ASX:SE1)Red Sky Energy (ASX:ROG) and Atrum Coal (ASX:ATU) all have news coming out about capital raises.

 

Commodities

Gold: $US1285.09 ($1,829.94) -0.04%

Silver: $US14.99 -0.34%

Oil (Brent): $US66.23 +0.53%

Oil (WTI): $US56.54 +0.73%

Coal: $US95 -0.54%

Iron ore 62% fe: $US85.79 -0.83%

AUD/USD: $US0.7022

 

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What got you talking

Generating interest on the Stockhead Facebook chat forum was resources editor Angie East’s coverage of the Canterbury Resources (ASX:CBY) debut.

Member Jeannine Delahunty said: I gave up waiting for CBY to list. Got into Galan Lithium (ASX:GLN) instead.” 

These were the five most-discussed stocks on trading gossip forum HotCopper at close on Thursday:

 

 

Yesterday’s winners

Red Emperor Resources (ASX: RMP) was a big winner yesterday, rising 75 per cent to 10c after updating the market on its Alaskan drilling operations.

The oil & gas play said it had reached total depth of 6,800 feet (2,072 metres), with “multiple potential pay zones identified, including in the primary target zone”.

Red Emperor will now carry out a wireline logging program to verify the zones of interest, which is expected to take around 10 days.

That also sent the 88 Energy (ASX:88E) share price up 44 per cent to 2.3c.

ASX code Company name Price Percentage change Market cap Volume
IDZ Indoor Skydiving Australia Gro 0.016 +77.78% $2,200,000 2.1M
RMP Red Emperor Resources NL 0.1 +75.44% $52,500,000 37.8M
HOR Horseshoe Metals Ltd 0.012 +50.00% $2,300,000 298.0k
VPR Volt Power Group Ltd 0.002 +50.00% $12,400,000 25.5k
FPL Fremont Petroleum Corp Ltd 0.009 +50.00% $11,100,000 15.1M
88E 88 Energy Ltd 0.023 +43.75% $142,500,000 155.9M
IPB IPB Petroleum Ltd 0.043 +38.71% $8,600,000 4.5M
AOA Ausmon Resources Ltd 0.002 +33.33% $2,200,000 760.0k
ARO Astro Resources NL 0.004 +33.33% $5,100,000 827.0k
CLZ Classic Minerals Ltd 0.002 +33.33% $6,000,000 3.7M
PRL Petrel Energy Ltd 0.004 +33.33% $9,700,000 4.5M
XST XState Resources Ltd 0.002 +33.33% $4,600,000 6.4M
AQS Aquis Entertainment Ltd 0.05 +25.00% $9,300,000 72.5k
CIO Connected IO Ltd 0.003 +25.00% $4,500,000 94.2k
QGL Quantum Graphite Ltd 0.003 +25.00% $18,700,000 730.0k
RLC Reedy Lagoon Corp Ltd 0.005 +25.00% $2,000,000 1.4M
SMI Santana Minerals Ltd 0.005 +25.00% $2,800,000 2.2M
SUD Suda Pharmaceuticals Ltd 0.005 +25.00% $12,900,000 67.3M
SCT Scout Security Ltd 0.16 +24.00% $18,500,000 428.5k
NET NetLinkz Ltd 0.04 +23.33% $51,100,000 4.5M
GOO Gooroo Ventures Ltd 0.04 +22.86% $4,500,000 285.4k
MBM Mobecom Ltd 0.14 +22.73% $30,000,000 52.5k
N27 Northern Cobalt Ltd 0.04 +21.21% $2,100,000 260.1k
VMC Venus Metals Corp Ltd 0.14 +20.83% $13,100,000 150.6k

 

Yesterday’s losers

There were no standout disasters today, with most of the falls taking place among various minnow penny-stocks.

ASX code Company name Last price % change Market cap Volume
KLH Kalia Ltd 0.002 -33% $5,000,000 2.1M
AHK ARK Mines Ltd 0.008 -27% $409,000 145.3k
ADV Ardiden Ltd 0.003 -25% $5,000,000 2.3M
JCI Jiancheng International Group 0.42 -21% $27,000,000 1.3k
ARC Australian Rural Capital Ltd 0.5 -20% $6,300,000 5.0k
OAR Oakdale Resources Ltd 0.01 -20% $805,000 1.4k
QFY Quantify Technology Holdings L 0.01 -20% $7,800,000 6.3M
PCL Pancontinental Oil & Gas NL 0.002 -20% $10,800,000 275.0k
MZN Marindi Metals Ltd 0.004 -20% $7,900,000 101.0k
LRS Latin Resources Ltd 0.002 -20% $6,000,000 17.5M
CZN Corazon Mining Ltd 0.004 -20% $5,100,000 232.0k
ACL Alchemia Ltd/Australia 0.008 -20% $2,600,000 1.4M
CUX Crossland Strategic Metals Ltd 0.005 -17% $5,100,000 100.0k
AUT Auteco Minerals Ltd 0.005 -17% $5,400,000 508.5k
CGO CPT Global Ltd/Australia 0.15 -17% $5,600,000 2.0k
AFR African Energy Resources Ltd 0.011 -15% $6,900,000 52.0k
KIS King Island Scheelite Ltd 0.06 -14% $15,700,000 114.5k
TKM Trek Metals Ltd 0.01 -14% $1,900,000 350.0k
MSR Manas Resources Ltd 0.003 -14% $7,900,000 202.7k
MLS Metals Australia Ltd 0.003 -14% $7,000,000 631.7k
E2E Eon NRG Ltd 0.006 -14% $4,600,000 14.1M
BLX Blaze International Ltd 0.024 -14% $259,300,000 254.0k
SBW Shekel Brainweigh Ltd 0.25 -14% $34,100,000 22.8k
EBG Eumundi Group Ltd 0.86 -14% $32,800,000 1.5k

 

That’s all you need to know.

DCM, lucky Victorians and Tasmanians.