It’s Friday, and we’re in love with… these stories on Stockhead today:

But first, here’s what you need to know right now:


The day ahead in data

Not much out today – just data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics on crime and preschool education.


Company news

Two companies have shares coming out of escrow today — Kingwest Resources (ASX:KWR) with 437,500 and Wattle Health (ASX:WHA) with 59 million.

And three companies are due out of a trading halt: Environmental Clean Technologies (ASX:ECT)Blackham Resources (ASX:BLK) and Alara Resources (ASX:AUQ).

ECT is awaiting the outcome of a board meeting held by NMDC, its Indian partner; BLK and AUQ with funding updates.



Gold: $US1293.90 (1,831.13) -1.00%

Silver: $US15.15 -1.71%

Oil (Brent): $US67.06 -0.64%

Oil (WTI): $US58.39 +0.39%

Coal: $US92.75 +0.36%

Iron ore 62% fe: $US85.01 -0.35%

AUD/USD: $US0.7065


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What got you talking yesterday

Thanks to that fricken Facebook and Instagram outage yesterday, there was bugger-all action on the Stockhead Facebook chat forum.

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



Yesterday’s winners

Kalnorth Gold (ASX:KGM) was the day’s biggest winner, rising 133 per cent based on no news. Shares jumped from 0.3c to 0.7c.

Reece Pharmaceuticals (ASX:RCE) rose 20 per cent to 18c after it was granted a US patent for a new synthetic antibiotic its developing, setting the stage for human trials this year.

Director James Graham says they plan to start a phase 1 human clinical trial in the early second half of calendar 2019, under the US FDA’s antibiotic development program, and said they hadn’t yet decided whether to partner with another company to take it to market or do that themselves.

Lithium player Strike Resources (ASX:SRK) was a big mover, jumping almost 40 per cent to 9 cents.

It follows an announcement yesterday that Strike has acquired a 90 per cent interest in 12,000 hectares of prospective lithium concessions in Argentina.

ASX codeCompany NamePricePercentage ChangeMarket CapVolume
KGM Kalnorth Gold Mines Ltd0.007133%$6,300,000528.0k
SRN Surefire Resources NL0.00567%$2,200,0006.2M
SKN Skin Elements Ltd0.0454%$6,200,000368.3k
SRK Strike Resources Ltd/Australia0.152%$15,300,0004.2M
CLZ Classic Minerals Ltd0.00250%$4,500,0001.0M
RMG RMG Ltd0.01138%$6,600,000721.7k
HMX Hammer Metals Ltd0.02735%$8,500,0003.8M
CYQ Cycliq Group Ltd0.00433%$3,800,0002.7M
DHR Dark Horse Resources Ltd0.00433%$7,900,0002.8M
LRS Latin Resources Ltd0.00233%$6,500,0006.4M
MHC Manhattan Corp Ltd0.00433%$3,000,000500.0k
XST XState Resources Ltd0.00433%$4,600,000499.2k
DTR Dateline Resources Ltd0.00325%$19,000,0008.9M
ICG Inca Minerals Ltd0.00525%$15,100,000850.0k
PRL Petrel Energy Ltd0.00525%$10,900,0002.3M
STM Sunstone Metals Ltd0.0425%$48,600,00044.7M
ANR Anatara Lifesciences Ltd0.4424%$22,000,00071.1k
CT1 CCP Technologies Ltd0.01122%$4,900,0001.5M
ADN Andromeda Metals Ltd0.00620%$6,800,0001.2M
GTE Great Western Exploration Ltd0.00620%$5,800,000150.0k


Yesterday’s losers

Red Emperor (ASX:RMP) lost 24 per cent as the fallout from 88 Energy’s (ASX:88E) busted Alaskan oil well continues.

ASX codeCompany NamePricePercentage ChangeMarket CapVolume
VMG VDM Group Ltd0.001-50%$6,300,000230.0k
VPR Volt Power Group Ltd0.001-33%$8,200,0001.0M
GPP Greenpower Energy Ltd0.002-33%$3,100,000361.6k
ARO Astro Resources NL0.002-33%$3,800,000775.7k
AKN Auking Mining Ltd0.001-33%$933,0002.0M
NSE New Standard Energy Ltd0.003-25%$2,400,0002.0k
ADV Ardiden Ltd0.003-25%$5,000,0006.8M
TTA TTA Holdings Ltd0.015-25%$2,100,00020.0k
GID GI Dynamics Inc0.015-25%$14,500,000239.1k
RMP Red Emperor Resources NL0.016-24%$7,900,00046.1M
XPE Xped Ltd0.002-20%$3,000,0001.9M
REF Reverse Corp Ltd0.02-20%$1,500,000226.8k
QGL Quantum Graphite Ltd0.002-20%$15,000,00024.0M
OEX Oilex Ltd0.004-20%$10,300,00020.0k
MEB Medibio Ltd0.016-20%$3,200,000544.5k
FTT Factor Therapeutics Ltd0.004-20%$4,200,0009.4M
FYI FYI Resources Ltd0.05-20%$10,400,000430.1k
RFN Reffind Ltd0.005-17%$2,600,00075.3k
NVO NVOI Ltd0.005-17%$4,700,0002.4M
LNY Laneway Resources Ltd0.005-17%$18,400,0001.8M

That’s all you need to know. Your weekend beckons.