Good morning Thursday, Friday is next! Coming up on Stockhead today – who became a substantial holder, who’s in the $130 billion gaming market and who’s cashing in on killing peeps?

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

 

The day ahead in data

Today is all about employment and unemployment: the Australia Bureau of Statistics will release data on rates of change in employment and unemployment across Australia.

The Reserve Bank of Australia will also will be releasing foreign exchange data today.

Visit the ABS’ and RBA’s websites for the hot goss.

 

Company news

Just one company is due out of a trading halt today — Andromeda Metals (ASX:ADN), regarding a capital raise. Euro Manganese (ASX:EMN) has 330,186 shares coming out of escrow today.

 

Commodities

Gold: $US1343.46 +0.07%

Silver: $US16.07 +0.13%

Oil (Brent): $US67.06 +0.66%

Oil (WTI): $US56.81 +0.81%

Coal: $US93.70 -0.21%

Iron ore 62% fe: $US88.53 -0.03%

AUD/USD: $US0.7168 +0.04%

 

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What got you talking yesterday

GetSwift (ASX:GSW) making a couple of acquisitions was of interest over the in the Stockhead Facebook Small Cap and Micro Cap Chat group, as was CCP Technologies (ASX:CT1), which had a remarkable rise yesterday after telling investors it would break even by June.

Join the fun here.

Over on stock gossip day trading forum HotCopper, these were the most-discussed stocks when the market closed on Wednesday:

4DS Memory (ASX:4DS) was one of the biggest movers at lunch, as it has completed analysis of 300mm memory wafers, with endurance analysis showing it can cycle its Interface Switching ReRAM memory cells into the millions of cycles.

All you need to know is that’s a first.

 

 

Yesterday’s winners

After dumping its CEO and COO two weeks ago, CCP Technologies (ASX:CT1) had some better news that sent its share price up a whopping 150 per cent.

The company reckons it will break even sometime after June thanks to cost cutting and “expanding contract development work”.

And the aforementioned 4DS Memory (ASX:4DS), which seasoned day traders will know regularly features amongst the most-traded companies each day, actually shifted 45 per cent up on its battery news, to 8.4c.

And Leigh Creek Energy (ASX:LCK) was still moving on news it can now produce commercial quantities of synthetic gas. It was up 26 per cent yesterday to 22c.

ASX code Company Closing price Percentage change Market cap Volume
MGT Magnetite Mines Ltd 0.01 71% $4,400,000 7.2M
CT1 CCP Technologies Ltd 0.01 67% $5,400,000 5.6M
GLA Gladiator Resources Ltd 0.0015 50% $2,200,000 1.2M
LKO Lakes Oil NL 0.0015 50% $49,100,000 1.3M
4DS 4DS Memory Ltd 0.08 45% $86,200,000 136.7M
CCE Carnegie Clean Energy Ltd 0.004 33% $11,500,000 4.9M
MHC Manhattan Corp Ltd 0.004 33% $3,000,000 10.0k
NSE New Standard Energy Ltd 0.004 33% $3,200,000 251.0k
SUR Sun Resources NL 0.004 33% $3,400,000 2.1M
VMC Venus Metals Corp Ltd 0.16 29% $14,000,000 166.1k
LCK Leigh Creek Energy Ltd 0.22 26% $106,700,000 20.0M
1AG Alterra Ltd 0.03 26% $4,300,000 93.2k
BLY Boart Longyear Ltd 0.005 25% $131,500,000 150.0k
MDI Middle Island Resources Ltd 0.005 25% $5,200,000 2.2M
TOM Tomizone Ltd 0.01 25% $4,300,000 37.3k
WBE Whitebark Energy Ltd 0.005 25% $7,900,000 250.0k
WWI West Wits Mining Ltd 0.01 25% $7,700,000 374.8k
FCT Firstwave Cloud Technology Ltd 0.28 22% $68,800,000 3.4M
BUG Buderim Group Ltd 0.17 21% $14,600,000 20.0k
RLE Real Energy Corp Ltd 0.12 21% $37,700,000 5.9M

 

Yesterday’s losers

Beer brewer Broo (ASX:BEE) was yesterday’s biggest loser, dropping a third of its value from 6.6c a share to 4.4c. It had no news out, but got a speeding ticket on Monday after the company’s shares rose 122 per cent over the course of a week.

It replied it had no idea why this happened.

ASX code Company Closing price Percentage change Market cap Volume
BEE Broo Ltd 0.04 -33% $27,200,000 887.6k
ARO Astro Resources NL 0.002 -33% $2,500,000 31.3k
DCL DomaCom Ltd 0.1 -22% $13,800,000 91.9k
VRM Verdant Minerals Ltd 0.01 -22% $15,500,000 2.5M
NES Nelson Resources Ltd 0.09 -21% $4,300,000 78.7k
VN8 Vonex Ltd 0.12 -21% $17,100,000 548.1k
ODA Orcoda Ltd 0.12 -20% $10,700,000 29.2k
SRN Surefire Resources NL 0.004 -20% $1,800,000 681.8k
SMI Santana Minerals Ltd 0.004 -20% $2,200,000 2.8k
SBR Sabre Resources Ltd 0.004 -20% $1,600,000 800k
ROG Red Sky Energy Ltd 0.002 -20% $1,600,000 1.4M
BUY Bounty Oil & Gas NL 0.004 -20% $3,800,000 750.0k
ALT Analytica Ltd 0.004 -20% $16,700,000 628.1k
ABV Advanced Braking Technology Lt 0.01 -18% $4,200,000 402.9k
BOC Bougainville Copper Ltd 0.14 -18% $60,200,000 52.0k
NXM Nexus Minerals Ltd 0.06 -17% $5,100,000 331.9k
RGL Riversgold Ltd 0.05 -17% $4,900,000 94.4k
MXI MaxiTRANS Industries Ltd 0.45 -17% $83,300,000 630.8k
VKA Viking Mines Ltd 0.01 -17% $3,100,000 19.5k

 

That’s all you need to know. Hop to it!