On Stockhead today, eight potential M&A gold targets in 2021, GEV’s hydrogen ship on track, and why silver still has plenty more road to run.

But first…

The week ahead

The Christmas-shortened week means it will be quiet on the data and events front, with most domestic attention likely to be focused on the COVID-19 outbreak in NSW.

The ASX will be open Monday to Thursday but will close early on Christmas Eve – at 2.10pm (AEDT).

The following companies are in trading halts and are expected to exit in the next two days:

Monday:

Hexagon Energy Materials (ASX:HXG) – acquisition
Essential Metals (ASX:ESS) – test work results
Vital Metals (ASX:VML) – offtake agreement
Alligator Energy (ASX:AGE) – capital raising
Acrux (ASX:ACR) – capital raising
Beston (ASX:BFC) – capital raising
Latitude Consolidated (ASX:LCD) – capital raising

Tuesday: 

Pepinnini (ASX:PNN) – capital raising
HSC Technology (ASX:HSC) – capital raising
Blue Star Helium (ASX:BNL) – acquisition of mineral leases
Impact Minerals (ASX:IPT) – exploration results

Markets

Gold: $US1,881.04 ($2,466.94) (-0.26%)

Silver: $US25.77 ($33.80) (-1.07%)

Oil (WTI): $US49.08 (+1.47%)

Oil (Brent): $US52.28 (+1.51%)

Coal: $US83.25 (+0.60%)

Iron 62pc Fe: $US152.49 (+0.74%)

AUD/USD: $US0.7589 (-0.43%)

Bitcoin: $US22,937.97 (+0.55%)

What got you talking last week

Among the many developments that got Stockhead readers talking last week, chief among them was the fact that China needs uranium to meet its ambitious renewable energy targets — and lots of it.

We also sat down with Max Cunningham, the ASX’s head of listings, for a 30-minute chat to discuss what turned out to be one of the most historic years on record for the ASX.

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Also, be sure to check in at 10.20am each day for our daily 10 at 10 column — a live summary of winners & losers at the opening bell.

Last week’s winners

Code Company Price ReturnWRoll% MktCap$
LCY Legacy Iron Ore 0.036 414 $ 249,889,540.68
BIQ Buildingiq, Inc 0.017 89 $ 11,494,568.60
SHH Shree Minerals Ltd 0.021 62 $ 16,993,974.73
MRD Mount Ridley Mines 0.004 60 $ 13,740,852.18
CVV Caravel Minerals Ltd 0.18 50 $ 50,291,484.78
SVS Sunvest Corporation 0.42 50 $ 3,404,526.72
PCL Pancontinental Oil 0.0015 50 $ 5,406,715.49
PBX Pacific Bauxite Ltd 0.003 50 $ 1,189,842.10
CLZ Classic Min Ltd 0.0015 50 $ 15,268,268.31
VIA Viagold Rare Earth 0.028 47 $ 2,332,747.31
ERA Energy Resources 0.235 47 $ 849,018,135.54
DOC Doctor Care Anywhere 1.23 40 $ 210,370,436.08
AKM Aspire Mining Ltd 0.099 39 $ 53,301,883.43
FEL Fe Limited 0.041 37 $ 21,295,118.04
SGC Sacgasco Ltd 0.047 34 $ 17,062,924.55
ANP Antisense Therapeut. 0.13 34 $ 86,098,225.65
XST Xstate Resources 0.004 33 $ 7,244,963.59
XPE Xped Limited 0.002 33 $ 3,585,724.05
DDT DataDot Technology 0.008 33 $ 7,451,216.80
BMN Bannerman Resources 0.08 33 $ 85,988,164.96
VBC Verbrec Limited 0.28 33 $ 53,007,757.61
VMY Vimy Resources Ltd 0.06 33 $ 49,056,025.35
LOT Lotus Resources Ltd 0.13 33 $ 104,987,591.15
MLX Metals X Limited 0.13 31 $ 113,408,258.38
VMS Venture Minerals 0.055 31 $ 57,452,873.52
BKY Berkeley Energia Ltd 0.74 29 $ 192,661,037.90
BRK Brookside Energy Ltd 0.009 29 $ 12,150,000.00
RNO Rhinomed Ltd 0.18 29 $ 44,416,598.10
ASM Ausstratmaterials 5.45 28 $ 622,630,338.94
DSE Dropsuite Ltd 0.14 27 $ 73,452,035.41
IGO IGO Limited 6.41 27 $ 4,782,593,855.88
SVA Simavita Ltd 0.019 27 $ 19,615,720.47

Last week’s losers

Code Company Price ReturnWRoll% Market Cap
CGB Cann Global Limited 0.0065 -50 $ 30,500,582.20
MSB Mesoblast Limited 2.42 -46 $ 2,215,202,160.60
DVL Dorsavi Ltd 0.043 -46 $ 12,244,143.65
PIN Pinchme.Com 0.04 -43 $ 5,656,271.80
SCU Stemcell United Ltd 0.018 -42 $ 13,902,293.14
SI6 SI6 Metals Limited 0.025 -42 $ 30,887,942.10
ESR Estrella Res Ltd 0.071 -41 $ 67,463,418.08
SRN Surefire Rescs NL 0.029 -34 $ 26,677,979.05
FZR Fitzroy River Corp 0.16 -33 $ 13,818,144.16
TOM Tomizone Limited 0.002 -33 $ 850,401.35
BAS Bass Oil Ltd 0.001 -33 $ 3,342,140.10
ROO Roots Sustainable 0.0205 -29 $ 10,707,639.02
KPE Kina Petroleum Corp 0.185 -29 $ 2,475,917.93
EXL Elixinol Global 0.21 -29 $ 49,414,497.45
MMJ MMJ Group Hlds Ltd 0.125 -29 $ 32,193,557.90
4CE Force Com Ltd 0.02 -29 $ 19,718,017.16
CAN Cann Group Ltd 0.505 -28 $ 145,792,104.12
ANX Anax Metals Ltd 0.046 -28 $ 12,765,295.60
S2R S2 Resources 0.13 -28 $ 39,361,397.38
EM1 Emerge Gaming Ltd 0.076 -28 $ 62,837,656.21
DOU Douugh Limited 0.16 -27 $ 62,893,916.93
CNB Carnaby Resource Ltd 0.28 -26 $ 35,317,619.40
RGI Roto-Gro Intl Ltd 0.059 -26 $ 14,374,659.75
RMP Red Emperor Resource 0.02 -26 $ 10,505,855.52