Coming up on Stockhead today, what you need to know about the state of renewables in Australia right now, why the International Space Station is getting lithium-ion batteries, and how all the dots point to commodity prices rising.

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


The day ahead in data

Not much data today: just the ANZ Roy Morgan weekly consumer confidence figures.


Company news

Just one company has shares coming out of escrow today: Lepidico (ASX:LPD), with 3.6 million. You can view our recent wrap of companies releasing escrowed shares here.

The following six companies may appear from a trading halt today:

  • Vivid Technology (ASX:VIV), capital raise
  • The Data Exchange (ASX:DXN), capital raise
  • Orinoco Gold (ASX:OGX), capital raise. (Its new chairman Adrian Byass spoke with StockheadRead that here. resources editor Angie East yesterday. )
  • Consolidated Zinc (ASX:CZL), related to the company’s ore toll treatment and offtake agreement
  • Element 25 (ASX:E25), funding arrangements
  • Animoca Brands (ASX:AB1), a major partnership
  • Fremont Petroleum (ASX:FPL), capital raise



Gold: $USD1320.02 ($1,857.80) +0.65%

Silver: $USD15.56 +0.76%

Oil (Brent): $USD67.20 +0.36%

Oil (WTI): $USD59.02 -0.12%

Coal: $USD88.22 -0.63%

Iron ore 62% fe: $USD85.89 +0.28%

AUD/USD: $USD0.7105


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What got you talking yesterday

The troubles of tech company Tikforce (ASX:TKF) were outlined on the Stockhead Facebook chat forum.

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

Emerge Gaming (ASX:EM1) was still generating plenty of discussion thanks to its tie-up with iCandy (ASX:ICI), while Nuheara (ASX:NUH) revealed that the UK’s NHS has reclassified its IQBuds Boost as “niche technology” hearables.

They’ll no longer be considered hearing aids, a category Nuheara has been targeting for some time.



Yesterday’s winners

Alaska-focused Zinc miner White Rock Minerals (ASX:WRM) got a boost yesterday, following news that the $1.1 billion Sandfire Resources (ASX:SFR) could inject up to $30 million in the company, in return for a 70 per cent stake.

Shares in the minnow jumped 27 per cent to 0.7 cents.

ApplyDirect (ASX:AD1) rose 46 per cent to 2c on Monday after announcing late on Friday that it had completed an acquisition of a software company, as well as raising $990,000 from a placement to an institutional investors.

ASX codeCompany NamePricePercentage ChangeMarket CapVolume
CGM Cougar Metals NL0.002100%$2,100,0001.0M
DDD 3D Resources Ltd0.00250%$3,300,000128.4k
DTR Dateline Resources Ltd0.00350%$22,900,000733.7k
GPP Greenpower Energy Ltd0.00350%$4,700,0001.7M
AD1 ApplyDirect Ltd0.0246%$8,100,000734.3k
CHZ Chesser Resources Ltd0.0539%$11,900,0003.0M
ADV Ardiden Ltd0.00433%$6,700,000375.0k
FSG Field Solutions Holdings Ltd0.0231%$9,000,00045.0k
LI3 Lithium Consolidated Ltd0.0630%$5,400,000370.5k
QFY Quantify Technology Holdings L0.00929%$8,800,00012.4M
HOR Horseshoe Metals Ltd0.01427%$2,700,00031.8k
WRM White Rock Minerals Ltd0.00727%$11,500,00029.5M
UNL United Networks Ltd0.01525%$1,900,00010.4k
MNC Metminco Ltd0.00325%$3,000,0001.0M
PSM Peninsula Mines Ltd0.00525%$4,300,000100.0k
QGL Quantum Graphite Ltd0.00325%$18,900,000250.0k
THD Thred Ltd0.00325%$4,500,0001.0M
OOK Ookami Ltd0.0223%$7,200,0003.1M
LNY Laneway Resources Ltd0.00823%$27,600,00024.7M


Yesterday’s losers

As much as $90 million was wiped from the market cap of OncoSil Medical (ASX:OSL) as it slumped by 87 per cent after getting some bad news from UK medical authorities.

The biotech aims to treat liver and pancreatic cancer by implanting a tiny device directly into tumours with a needle to irradiate them.

However, the British Standards Institute concluded that “insufficient clinical benefit has been demonstrated to recommend approval” for Oncosil’s treatment.

ASX codeCompany NamePricePercentage ChangeMarket CapVolume
OSL OncoSil Medical Ltd0.05-70%$31,500,00058.2M
NWE Norwest Energy NL0.002-33%$6,800,000780.5k
CLZ Classic Minerals Ltd0.001-33%$3,000,00010.8M
NAE New Age Exploration Ltd0.005-29%$4,400,000352.6k
TV2 TV2U International Ltd0.006-25%$15,100,00024.8M
SI6 Six Sigma Metals Ltd0.003-25%$1,400,000835.0k
IVO Invigor Group Ltd0.003-25%$7,800,000100.0k
DHR Dark Horse Resources Ltd0.003-25%$5,900,000100.0k
TZL TZ Ltd0.18-25%$12,700,00015.9k
AGJ Agricultural Land Trust0.03-23%$3,000,00025.3k
PSA Petsec Energy Ltd0.08-21%$29,100,000704.4k
SUD Suda Pharmaceuticals Ltd0.004-20%$10,300,0001.5M
MTB Mount Burgess Mining NL0.004-20%$1,800,00035.7k
KMT Kopore Metals Ltd0.013-19%$7,100,0001.2M
ARN Aldoro Resources Ltd0.13-19%$4,600,00010.0k
CZR Coziron Resources Ltd0.009-18%$19,600,00014.1k
SES SECOS Group Ltd0.04-18%$11,500,00042.2k
JPR Jupiter Energy Ltd0.04-18%$5,700,00067.0k
9SP 9 Spokes International Ltd0.03-29%$12,400,00016.3M
CYP Cynata Therapeutics Ltd1.25-29%$127,300,0003.1M
GCR Golden Cross Resources Ltd0.03-30%$2,800,00052.5k
DDD 3D Resources Ltd0.002-33%$2,200,000503.3k
BLK Blackham Resources Ltd0.02-33%$24,800,00040.7M
CLZ Classic Minerals Ltd0.001-50%$3,000,0005.5M


That’s all you need to know. Go go go!