Coming up on Stockhead today, should you be happy about a small cap buyback, can cobalt come back from the grave, and which energy and EV stocks have our expert picking and flicking?

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

 

The day ahead in data

The Australian Bureau of Statistics will drop figures on employment in renewable energy activities today.

China today releases a March data deluge, with fixed asset investment and industrial production numbers, along with retail sales and Q1 GDP (forecast annual growth of 6.3 per cent).

 

Company news

Carbonxt (ASX:CG1) has 12.8 million shares coming out of escrow today.

The following 11 companies have shares due out of a trading halt in the next 48 hours:

Today:

  • AuMake International (ASX:AU8) – acquisition & capital raising
  • Canyon Resources (ASX:CAY) – exploration results
  • Argent Minerals (ASX:ARD) – capital raising
  • Admedus (ASX:AHZ) – Immunotherapies sale announcement

Thursday:

  • Tietto Minerals (ASX:TIE) – capital raising
  • Family Zone Cyber Safety (ASX:FZO) – capital raising
  • IPB Petroleum (ASX:IPB) – capital raising
  • Cardinal Resources (ASX:CDV) – release of addenum to 3 April release
  • 9 Spokes (ASX:9SP) – capital raising
  • Dotz Nano (ASX:DTZ) – capital raising
  • PNX Metals (ASX:PNX) – capital raising

 

Commodities

Gold: $US1,278.03 ($1,781.19) -0.86%

Silver: $US14.99 +0.03%

Oil (Brent): $US71.69 +0.90%

Oil (WTI): $US64.27 +0.47%

Coal: $US88.08 +1.09%

Iron ore 62% fe: $US93.97 +0.19%

AUD/USD: $US0.7175

 

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What got you talking yesterday

Can small cap tech companies do math? That’s the question we were all asking ourselves on the Stockhead Facebook chat forum, after both Dragontail Systems (ASX:DTS) and Pointerra (ASX:3DP) appeared to struggle with percentage calculations in their quarterly announcements.

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

 

 

Yesterday’s winners

Tuesday April 16 will go down as a hell of a day for a select group of small caps.

Property tech company Assetowl Limited (ASX:AO1) caught the market’s attention, posting a lazy 225 per cent gain to 2.6 cents.

It followed an announcement that listed real estate agency The Agency Group Australia Ltd (ASX:AU1) will carry out a trial of Assetowl’s Inspector360 platform as part of its service offering.

The aim of the platform is to improve the real estate inspection process by providing 360-degree imagery, videos and hotspot mapping at individual properties.

Fintech Chain (ASX:FTC) rocketed 133 per cent to 14c on news that it has helped facilitate $83.4 million in transactions on its partner China Merchants Bank’ network on a limited trial basis in four selected Chinese provinces.

Cancer fighting company Noxopharm Ltd (ASX:NOX) jumped 44 per cent to 54c after an update on its anti-cancer medication.

Pre-clinical trials showed that Idronoxil, the key component of the drug, “activates cells associated with both the innate and adaptive immune systems, increasing functional natural killer (NK) cells and CD4+ (T-helper) cell numbers”, the company said.

ASX code Company name Price % Chg Market cap Volume
AO1 AssetOwl Ltd 0.026 225% $2,300,000 484.7k
T3D 333D Ltd 0.003 200% $2,600,000 1.0M
FTC FinTech Chain Ltd 0.14 133% $81,300,000 2.1M
NOX Noxopharm Ltd 0.54 44% $65,600,000 1.3M
AAU Adcorp Australia Ltd 0.01 40% $6,400,000 2.7M
AGE Alligator Energy Ltd 0.004 33% $4,000,000 1.0M
ALY Boart Longyear Ltd 0.004 33% $6,200,000 2.1M
DRE Dreadnought Resources Ltd 0.004 33% $4,300,000 120.0k
GLV Global Vanadium Ltd 0.004 33% $11,300,000 10.4M
MSR Manas Resources Ltd 0.004 33% $10,600,000 46.3k
PNN PepinNini Lithium Ltd 0.004 33% $3,900,000 500.0k
SRO Shareroot Ltd 0.004 33% $3,100,000 1.3M
VAL Valor Resources Ltd 0.004 33% $7,600,000 1.2M
IVQ Invitrocue Ltd 0.07 27% $36,000,000 20.0k
KP2 Kore Potash PLC 0.05 26% $42,100,000 166.8k
WBT Weebit Nano Ltd 0.59 26% $37,200,000 436.6k
NSE New Standard Energy Ltd 0.005 25% $3,900,000 2.0M
SBR Sabre Resources Ltd 0.005 25% $2,000,000 500.0k
DCL DomaCom Ltd 0.14 22% $20,300,000 227.4k

 

Yesterday’s losers

Eclipse Uranium (ASX:EPM) had a rough day, falling by more than 30 per cent to 0.2 cents. Late last week, the company announced it had increased the size of its exploration area at the Ngalia Basin site in the Northern Territory.

ASX code Company name Price % Chg Market Cap Volume
CAD Caeneus Minerals Ltd 0.002 -80% $3,700,000 3.5M
EPM Eclipse Uranium Ltd 0.002 -33% $2,300,000 395.3k
VEC Vector Resources Ltd 0.012 -25% $25,700,000 24.4M
GGX Gas2Grid Ltd 0.003 -25% $3,500,000 375.5k
BUY Bounty Oil & Gas NL 0.003 -25% $2,900,000 172.0k
TNY Tinybeans Group Pty Ltd 0.54 -24% $17,800,000 122.1k
RWD Reward Minerals Ltd 0.1 -23% $16,300,.000 727.8k
AJJ Asian American Medical Group L 0.09 -21% $32,100,000 50.0k
RHT Resonance Health Ltd 0.14 -21% $52,300,000 14.2M
CXU Cauldron Energy Ltd 0.02 -20% $6,600,000 22.0k
RCP Redbank Copper Ltd 0.02 -20% $2,800,000 2.8k
PEC Perpetual Resources Ltd 0.03 -20% $7,900,000 50.0k
MDX Mindax Ltd 0.002 -20% $3,600,000 410.0k
ANL Amani Gold Ltd 0.002 -20% $7,400,000 454.2k
BXN Bioxyne Ltd 0.02 -19% $10,900,000 335.5k
AL8 Alderan Resources Ltd 0.04 -18% $4,800,000 148.4k
SYT Syntonic Ltd 0.01 -18% $22,500,000 9.5M
JRL Jindalee Resources Ltd 0.24 -17% $8,400,000 17.5k
SFM Santa Fe Minerals Ltd 0.08 -17% $6,000,000 14.9k

 

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