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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 codeCompany namePricePercentage changeMarket capVolume
IDZ Indoor Skydiving Australia Gro0.016+77.78%$2,200,0002.1M
RMP Red Emperor Resources NL0.1+75.44%$52,500,00037.8M
HOR Horseshoe Metals Ltd0.012+50.00%$2,300,000298.0k
VPR Volt Power Group Ltd0.002+50.00%$12,400,00025.5k
FPL Fremont Petroleum Corp Ltd0.009+50.00%$11,100,00015.1M
88E 88 Energy Ltd0.023+43.75%$142,500,000155.9M
IPB IPB Petroleum Ltd0.043+38.71%$8,600,0004.5M
AOA Ausmon Resources Ltd0.002+33.33%$2,200,000760.0k
ARO Astro Resources NL0.004+33.33%$5,100,000827.0k
CLZ Classic Minerals Ltd0.002+33.33%$6,000,0003.7M
PRL Petrel Energy Ltd0.004+33.33%$9,700,0004.5M
XST XState Resources Ltd0.002+33.33%$4,600,0006.4M
AQS Aquis Entertainment Ltd0.05+25.00%$9,300,00072.5k
CIO Connected IO Ltd0.003+25.00%$4,500,00094.2k
QGL Quantum Graphite Ltd0.003+25.00%$18,700,000730.0k
RLC Reedy Lagoon Corp Ltd0.005+25.00%$2,000,0001.4M
SMI Santana Minerals Ltd0.005+25.00%$2,800,0002.2M
SUD Suda Pharmaceuticals Ltd0.005+25.00%$12,900,00067.3M
SCT Scout Security Ltd0.16+24.00%$18,500,000428.5k
NET NetLinkz Ltd0.04+23.33%$51,100,0004.5M
GOO Gooroo Ventures Ltd0.04+22.86%$4,500,000285.4k
MBM Mobecom Ltd0.14+22.73%$30,000,00052.5k
N27 Northern Cobalt Ltd0.04+21.21%$2,100,000260.1k
VMC Venus Metals Corp Ltd0.14+20.83%$13,100,000150.6k

 

Yesterday’s losers

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

ASX codeCompany nameLast price% changeMarket capVolume
KLHKalia Ltd0.002-33%$5,000,0002.1M
AHKARK Mines Ltd0.008-27%$409,000145.3k
ADVArdiden Ltd0.003-25%$5,000,0002.3M
JCIJiancheng International Group0.42-21%$27,000,0001.3k
ARCAustralian Rural Capital Ltd0.5-20%$6,300,0005.0k
OAROakdale Resources Ltd0.01-20%$805,0001.4k
QFYQuantify Technology Holdings L0.01-20%$7,800,0006.3M
PCLPancontinental Oil & Gas NL0.002-20%$10,800,000275.0k
MZNMarindi Metals Ltd0.004-20%$7,900,000101.0k
LRSLatin Resources Ltd0.002-20%$6,000,00017.5M
CZNCorazon Mining Ltd0.004-20%$5,100,000232.0k
ACLAlchemia Ltd/Australia0.008-20%$2,600,0001.4M
CUXCrossland Strategic Metals Ltd0.005-17%$5,100,000100.0k
AUTAuteco Minerals Ltd0.005-17%$5,400,000508.5k
CGOCPT Global Ltd/Australia0.15-17%$5,600,0002.0k
AFRAfrican Energy Resources Ltd0.011-15%$6,900,00052.0k
KISKing Island Scheelite Ltd0.06-14%$15,700,000114.5k
TKMTrek Metals Ltd0.01-14%$1,900,000350.0k
MSRManas Resources Ltd0.003-14%$7,900,000202.7k
MLSMetals Australia Ltd0.003-14%$7,000,000631.7k
E2EEon NRG Ltd0.006-14%$4,600,00014.1M
BLXBlaze International Ltd0.024-14%$259,300,000254.0k
SBWShekel Brainweigh Ltd0.25-14%$34,100,00022.8k
EBGEumundi Group Ltd0.86-14%$32,800,0001.5k

 

That’s all you need to know.

DCM, lucky Victorians and Tasmanians.