Rise and Shine: What you need to know before the ASX opens
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The day ahead
The following companies are in trading halts and are expected to exit over the next two trading days:
K-Tig (ASX:KTG) – defence agreement
Story-I (ASX:SRY) – ASX query response
Torian Resources (ASX:TNR) – capital raising
Rightcrowd (ASX:RCW) – capital raising
Alta Zinc (ASX:AZI) – capital raising
Invictus Energy (ASX:IVZ) – capital raising
Element 25 (ASX:E25) – capital raising
Pan Asia Metals (ASX:PAM) – drilling update
Sayona Mining (ASX:SYA) – capital raising
Calidus Resources (ASX:CAI) – capital raising
Piedmont Lithium (ASX:PLL) – US public offering
Australian Potash (ASX:APC) – s.708A(f)(e) resolution
Xanadu Mines (ASX:XAM) – drilling results
Oceania Healthcare (ASX:OCA) – capital raising
Gold: $US1,727.85 ($2,265.81) (-0.62%)
Silver: $US25.06 ($32.86) (-2.77%)
Oil (WTI): $US57.51 (-6.56%)
Oil (Brent): $US60.53 (-6.38%)
Coal: $US95.50 (+0.55%)
Iron 62pc Fe: $US167.01 (-0.22%)
AUD/USD: $US0.7626 (-1.53%)
Bitcoin: $US54,893.91 (-2.01%)
Fun fact: There have been a dozen +11-bagger ASX battery metal stocks over the past 12 months.
A bunch more are knocking on the door as this sweeping battery metals recovery continues apace. #ASX #batterymetals
— Stockhead (@StockheadAU) March 22, 2021
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Leading the pack was Bass Metals (ASX:BSM), owner of the Graphmada graphite mining complex in Madagascar.
Shares in the company jumped after it announced it has been accepted into the European Battery Alliance, an initiative of the European Union set up to strengthen its battery industry.
Also rising strongly was online insurance platform Ensurance Ltd (ASX:ENA), which ripped higher by more than 60 per cent before telling the ASX it wasn’t aware of any news that would prompt such a jump.
And turning heads was ASX debutante Airtasker (ASX:ART), which raised 83.65 million at 65c per share and closed at $1.05.
It followed an IPO for the online job-connection platform that was more than five times oversubscribed. Nick Sundich has the details on Airtasker’s listing here.