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.



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 codeCompanyClosing pricePercentage changeMarket capVolume
MGT Magnetite Mines Ltd0.0171%$4,400,0007.2M
CT1 CCP Technologies Ltd0.0167%$5,400,0005.6M
GLA Gladiator Resources Ltd0.001550%$2,200,0001.2M
LKO Lakes Oil NL0.001550%$49,100,0001.3M
4DS 4DS Memory Ltd0.0845%$86,200,000136.7M
CCE Carnegie Clean Energy Ltd0.00433%$11,500,0004.9M
MHC Manhattan Corp Ltd0.00433%$3,000,00010.0k
NSE New Standard Energy Ltd0.00433%$3,200,000251.0k
SUR Sun Resources NL0.00433%$3,400,0002.1M
VMC Venus Metals Corp Ltd0.1629%$14,000,000166.1k
LCK Leigh Creek Energy Ltd0.2226%$106,700,00020.0M
1AG Alterra Ltd0.0326%$4,300,00093.2k
BLY Boart Longyear Ltd0.00525%$131,500,000150.0k
MDI Middle Island Resources Ltd0.00525%$5,200,0002.2M
TOM Tomizone Ltd0.0125%$4,300,00037.3k
WBE Whitebark Energy Ltd0.00525%$7,900,000250.0k
WWI West Wits Mining Ltd0.0125%$7,700,000374.8k
FCT Firstwave Cloud Technology Ltd0.2822%$68,800,0003.4M
BUG Buderim Group Ltd0.1721%$14,600,00020.0k
RLE Real Energy Corp Ltd0.1221%$37,700,0005.9M


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 codeCompanyClosing pricePercentage changeMarket capVolume
BEE Broo Ltd0.04-33%$27,200,000887.6k
ARO Astro Resources NL0.002-33%$2,500,00031.3k
DCL DomaCom Ltd0.1-22%$13,800,00091.9k
VRM Verdant Minerals Ltd0.01-22%$15,500,0002.5M
NES Nelson Resources Ltd0.09-21%$4,300,00078.7k
VN8 Vonex Ltd0.12-21%$17,100,000548.1k
ODA Orcoda Ltd0.12-20%$10,700,00029.2k
SRN Surefire Resources NL0.004-20%$1,800,000681.8k
SMI Santana Minerals Ltd0.004-20%$2,200,0002.8k
SBR Sabre Resources Ltd0.004-20%$1,600,000800k
ROG Red Sky Energy Ltd0.002-20%$1,600,0001.4M
BUY Bounty Oil & Gas NL0.004-20%$3,800,000750.0k
ALT Analytica Ltd0.004-20%$16,700,000628.1k
ABV Advanced Braking Technology Lt0.01-18%$4,200,000402.9k
BOC Bougainville Copper Ltd0.14-18%$60,200,00052.0k
NXM Nexus Minerals Ltd0.06-17%$5,100,000331.9k
RGL Riversgold Ltd0.05-17%$4,900,00094.4k
MXI MaxiTRANS Industries Ltd0.45-17%$83,300,000630.8k
VKA Viking Mines Ltd0.01-17%$3,100,00019.5k


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