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.

 

Commodities

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 code Company Name Price Percentage Change Market Cap Volume
KGM Kalnorth Gold Mines Ltd 0.007 133% $6,300,000 528.0k
SRN Surefire Resources NL 0.005 67% $2,200,000 6.2M
SKN Skin Elements Ltd 0.04 54% $6,200,000 368.3k
SRK Strike Resources Ltd/Australia 0.1 52% $15,300,000 4.2M
CLZ Classic Minerals Ltd 0.002 50% $4,500,000 1.0M
RMG RMG Ltd 0.011 38% $6,600,000 721.7k
HMX Hammer Metals Ltd 0.027 35% $8,500,000 3.8M
CYQ Cycliq Group Ltd 0.004 33% $3,800,000 2.7M
DHR Dark Horse Resources Ltd 0.004 33% $7,900,000 2.8M
LRS Latin Resources Ltd 0.002 33% $6,500,000 6.4M
MHC Manhattan Corp Ltd 0.004 33% $3,000,000 500.0k
XST XState Resources Ltd 0.004 33% $4,600,000 499.2k
DTR Dateline Resources Ltd 0.003 25% $19,000,000 8.9M
ICG Inca Minerals Ltd 0.005 25% $15,100,000 850.0k
PRL Petrel Energy Ltd 0.005 25% $10,900,000 2.3M
STM Sunstone Metals Ltd 0.04 25% $48,600,000 44.7M
ANR Anatara Lifesciences Ltd 0.44 24% $22,000,000 71.1k
CT1 CCP Technologies Ltd 0.011 22% $4,900,000 1.5M
ADN Andromeda Metals Ltd 0.006 20% $6,800,000 1.2M
GTE Great Western Exploration Ltd 0.006 20% $5,800,000 150.0k

 

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 code Company Name Price Percentage Change Market Cap Volume
VMG VDM Group Ltd 0.001 -50% $6,300,000 230.0k
VPR Volt Power Group Ltd 0.001 -33% $8,200,000 1.0M
GPP Greenpower Energy Ltd 0.002 -33% $3,100,000 361.6k
ARO Astro Resources NL 0.002 -33% $3,800,000 775.7k
AKN Auking Mining Ltd 0.001 -33% $933,000 2.0M
NSE New Standard Energy Ltd 0.003 -25% $2,400,000 2.0k
ADV Ardiden Ltd 0.003 -25% $5,000,000 6.8M
TTA TTA Holdings Ltd 0.015 -25% $2,100,000 20.0k
GID GI Dynamics Inc 0.015 -25% $14,500,000 239.1k
RMP Red Emperor Resources NL 0.016 -24% $7,900,000 46.1M
XPE Xped Ltd 0.002 -20% $3,000,000 1.9M
REF Reverse Corp Ltd 0.02 -20% $1,500,000 226.8k
QGL Quantum Graphite Ltd 0.002 -20% $15,000,000 24.0M
OEX Oilex Ltd 0.004 -20% $10,300,000 20.0k
MEB Medibio Ltd 0.016 -20% $3,200,000 544.5k
FTT Factor Therapeutics Ltd 0.004 -20% $4,200,000 9.4M
FYI FYI Resources Ltd 0.05 -20% $10,400,000 430.1k
RFN Reffind Ltd 0.005 -17% $2,600,000 75.3k
NVO NVOI Ltd 0.005 -17% $4,700,000 2.4M
LNY Laneway Resources Ltd 0.005 -17% $18,400,000 1.8M

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