On Stockhead today, here’s how to pick a successful drug out of the 99 per cent of failures, hydrogen investments are taking off in Australia and how Stavely became one of the most successful exploration IPOs in recent years.

But first…

 

The week ahead

This week in economic data begins on a quiet note but will pick up as the week progresses.

On Wednesday, keep your eye out for construction work done in the December quarter followed by private capital expenditure on Thursday. Then on Friday, private sector credit for the month of January.

The following companies are in trading halts and are expected to exit in the next two trading days.

Monday:

Vection Technologies (ASX:VR1) – acquisition
Apollo Consolidated (ASX:AOP) – capital raising
Sky Metals (ASX:SKY) – capital raising
Maximus Resources (ASX:MXR) – capital raising
Alicanto Minerals (ASX:AQI) – capital raising
DGO Gold (ASX:DGO) – capital raising
Triangle Energy Global (ASX:TEG) – operational update

Tuesday:

Holista CollTech (ASX:HCT) – clarification of announcement
Big Star Energy (ASX:BNL) – acquisition of new leases

 

Markets

Gold: $US1,643.70 ($2,489.82) (-0.00%)

Silver: $US18.45 (+0.20%)

Oil (WTI): $US53.44 (-0.64%)

Oil (Brent): $US58.24 (-1.80%)

Coal: $US67.60 (-0.52%)

Iron 62pc Fe: $US86.42 (+0.31%)

AUD/USD: $US0.6603 (-0.36%)

Bitcoin: $US9,873.06 (+1.77%)

 

What got you talking last week

Few industries have gained from the coronavirus other than bug killing substance makers. But there has been speculation non-Chinese rare earths projects could be another area to benefit and this got the most attention on Twitter as well as in our Facebook small and micro cap chat group.

If you’re not yet a member we’d love to have you join – which you can here.

Also popular last week was our latest edition of Money Talks. It is always a hit among our readers but Friday’s instalment in particular was because of its focus on gold stocks. VP Capital’s John So gave us three of his picks among gold stocks.

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

Last week’s winners

Code Name Price last Friday Price this Friday Return % Market Cap
SHK STONE RESOURCES AUSTRALIA LTD 0.001 0.002 100 1.67M
AGD AUSTRAL GOLD LTD 0.090 0.160 78 89.50M
FHS FREEHILL MINING LTD 0.022 0.039 77 52.98M
NSX NSX LTD 0.120 0.210 75 40.87M
TGO TRIMANTIUM GROWTHOPS LTD 0.061 0.099 62 13.76M
CE1 CALIMA ENERGY LTD 0.005 0.008 60 17.24M
FOD FOOD REVOLUTION GROUP LTD/TH 0.058 0.089 53 64.50M
MSR MANAS RESOUCES LTD 0.002 0.003 50 7.93M
RIM RIMFIRE PACIFIC MINING NL 0.002 0.003 50 4.53M
AWV ANOVA METALS LTD 0.008 0.012 50 7.67M
SRN SUREFIRE RESOURCES NL 0.002 0.003 50 1.88M
MTC METALSTECH LTD 0.051 0.076 49 8.89M
NWM NORWEST MINERALS LTD 0.110 0.160 45 13.41M
HRN HORIZON GOLD LIMITED 0.170 0.245 44 18.75M
SM8 SMART MARINE SYSTEMS LTD 0.070 0.100 43 33.51M
LSA LACHLAN STAR LTD 0.007 0.010 43 7.54M
PUA PURE ALUMINA LTD 0.012 0.017 42 3.77M
OEL OTTO ENERGY LTD 0.022 0.031 41 76.27M
CWL CHANT WEST HOLDINGS LTD 0.071 0.100 41 12.39M
A3D AURORA LABS LTD 0.160 0.220 38 25.80M
KIN KIN MINING NL 0.048 0.065 35 37.12M
EHH EAGLE HEALTH HOLDINGS LTD 0.115 0.155 35 54.42M
BRV BIG RIVER GOLD LTD 0.024 0.032 33 42.15M
ADV ARDIDEN LTD 0.003 0.004 33 7.15M
PCL PANCONTINENTAL OIL & GAS NL 0.002 0.002 33 10.81M
AYR ALLOY RESOURCES LTD 0.002 0.002 33 4.18M
GTE GREAT WESTERN EXPLORATION LT 0.003 0.004 33 5.78M
LTR LIONTOWN RESOURCES LTD 0.110 0.145 32 245.63M
HCT HOLISTA COLLTECH LTD 0.145 0.190 31 49.10M
CRM CARBON MINERALS LTD 0.230 0.300 30 5.64M
RGL RIVERSGOLD LTD 0.010 0.013 30 3.21M
AX8 ACCELERATE RESOURCES LTD 0.027 0.035 30 2.08M

 

Last week’s losers

Code Name Price last Friday Price this Friday Return % Market Cap
MQR MARQUEE RESOURCES LIMITED 0.060 0.045 -25 2.86M
EFE EASTERN IRON LTD 0.004 0.003 -25 1.24M
APG AUSTPAC RESOURCES NL 0.002 0.002 -25 4.36M
YPB YPB GROUP LTD 0.004 0.003 -25 5.08M
BMG BMG RESOURCES LTD 0.004 0.003 -25 1.76M
ANL AMANI GOLD LTD 0.002 0.002 -25 9.20M
ICG INCA MINERALS LTD 0.002 0.002 -25 6.08M
BLZ BLAZE INTERNATIONAL LTD 0.016 0.012 -25 2.52M
IDZ INDOOR SKYDIVING AUSTRALIA 0.008 0.006 -25 2.02M
OKJ OAKAJEE CORP 0.035 0.026 -26 2.38M
MRQ MRG METALS LTD 0.011 0.008 -27 8.47M
SWM SEVEN WEST MEDIA LTD 0.255 0.185 -27 284.54M
CSD CONSOLIDATED TIN MINES LTD 0.200 0.145 -28 95.67M
CLT CELLNET GROUP LTD 0.180 0.130 -28 8.14M
OTW OVER THE WIRE HOLDINGS LTD 4.460 3.200 -28 165.25M
IMS IMPELUS LTD 0.007 0.005 -29 4.02M
IEC INTRA ENERGY CORP LTD 0.007 0.005 -29 1.94M
AO1 ASSETOWL LTD 0.007 0.005 -29 1.51M
ZEU ZEUS RESOURCES LTD 0.007 0.005 -29 900.75k
SFX SHEFFIELD RESOURCES LTD 0.188 0.130 -31 40.16M
SE1 SENSERA LTD 0.013 0.009 -31 2.90M
UCM USCOM LTD 0.395 0.265 -33 39.61M
AYM AUSTRALIA UNITED MINING LTD 0.003 0.002 -33 3.69M
EER EAST ENERGY RESOURCES LTD 0.006 0.004 -33 12.80M
LCY LEGACY IRON ORE LTD 0.002 0.001 -33 6.25M
GGX GAS2GRID LTD 0.003 0.002 -33 2.51M
IKW IKWEZI MINING LTD 0.003 0.002 -33 8.13M
CCE CARNEGIE CLEAN ENERGY LTD 0.002 0.001 -33 11.14M
ELT ELEMENTOS LTD 0.003 0.002 -33 5.09M
FE8 FASTER ENTERPRISES LTD 0.012 0.008 -33 887.08k
WTC WISETECH GLOBAL LTD 29.050 18.880 -35 6.01B
FGO FLAMINGO AI LTD 0.002 0.001 -50 1.12M