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 codeCompany namePrice% ChgMarket capVolume
AO1AssetOwl Ltd0.026225%$2,300,000484.7k
T3D333D Ltd0.003200%$2,600,0001.0M
FTCFinTech Chain Ltd0.14133%$81,300,0002.1M
NOXNoxopharm Ltd0.5444%$65,600,0001.3M
AAUAdcorp Australia Ltd0.0140%$6,400,0002.7M
AGEAlligator Energy Ltd0.00433%$4,000,0001.0M
ALYBoart Longyear Ltd0.00433%$6,200,0002.1M
DREDreadnought Resources Ltd0.00433%$4,300,000120.0k
GLVGlobal Vanadium Ltd0.00433%$11,300,00010.4M
MSRManas Resources Ltd0.00433%$10,600,00046.3k
PNNPepinNini Lithium Ltd0.00433%$3,900,000500.0k
SROShareroot Ltd0.00433%$3,100,0001.3M
VALValor Resources Ltd0.00433%$7,600,0001.2M
IVQInvitrocue Ltd0.0727%$36,000,00020.0k
KP2Kore Potash PLC0.0526%$42,100,000166.8k
WBTWeebit Nano Ltd0.5926%$37,200,000436.6k
NSENew Standard Energy Ltd0.00525%$3,900,0002.0M
SBRSabre Resources Ltd0.00525%$2,000,000500.0k
DCLDomaCom Ltd0.1422%$20,300,000227.4k

 

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 codeCompany namePrice% ChgMarket CapVolume
CADCaeneus Minerals Ltd0.002-80%$3,700,0003.5M
EPMEclipse Uranium Ltd0.002-33%$2,300,000395.3k
VECVector Resources Ltd0.012-25%$25,700,00024.4M
GGXGas2Grid Ltd0.003-25%$3,500,000375.5k
BUYBounty Oil & Gas NL0.003-25%$2,900,000172.0k
TNYTinybeans Group Pty Ltd0.54-24%$17,800,000122.1k
RWDReward Minerals Ltd0.1-23%$16,300,.000727.8k
AJJAsian American Medical Group L0.09-21%$32,100,00050.0k
RHTResonance Health Ltd0.14-21%$52,300,00014.2M
CXUCauldron Energy Ltd0.02-20%$6,600,00022.0k
RCPRedbank Copper Ltd0.02-20%$2,800,0002.8k
PECPerpetual Resources Ltd0.03-20%$7,900,00050.0k
MDXMindax Ltd0.002-20%$3,600,000410.0k
ANLAmani Gold Ltd0.002-20%$7,400,000454.2k
BXNBioxyne Ltd0.02-19%$10,900,000335.5k
AL8Alderan Resources Ltd0.04-18%$4,800,000148.4k
SYTSyntonic Ltd0.01-18%$22,500,0009.5M
JRLJindalee Resources Ltd0.24-17%$8,400,00017.5k
SFMSanta Fe Minerals Ltd0.08-17%$6,000,00014.9k

 

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