On Stockhead today, the battery sector’s downstream hopefuls, how to pick stocks after the ‘tick-like’ COVID recovery, and can Bubs make infant formula work in the US?

But first … the day ahead…

Scheduled to list on the ASX today (but subject to change) are Australian Rare Earths (ASX:AR3), Arcadia Minerals (ASX:AM7), Open Negotiation (ASX:OPN), Torque Metals (ASX:TOR) and WAM Strategic Value (ASX:WAR).



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


Family Zone Cyber Safety (ASX:FZO) – capital raising
Seafarms (ASX:SFG) – capital raising
Empire Energy (ASX:EEG) – s.708A(5)(e) correction
Catapult (ASX:CAT) – acquisition and capital raising
Renergen (ASX:RLT) – capital raising
Janison (ASX:JAN) – capital raising


Geopacific Resources (ASX:GPR) – project financing
Warrego Energy (ASX:WGO) – capital raising



Gold: $US1,774.90 ($2,339.76) (-0.22%)

Silver: $US25.93 ($34.18) (+0.27%)

Oil (WTI): $US73.31 (+0.31%)

Oil (Brent): $US75.59 (+0.53%)

Coal: $US125.45 (+3.04%)

Iron 62pc Fe: $US213.75 (-0.02%)

AUD/USD: $US0.7585 (+0.15%)

Bitcoin: $US34,797.67 (+4.42%)



Who said politics was boring?


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OM Holdings (ASX:OMH) closed 23% higher after the vertically integrated manganese ore and ferroalloy producer debuted on the Malaysian bourse, where it appears to have closed at the equivalent of ~$1.16AUD per share.

This is a huge +40% jump up from OM’s Wednesday ASX close of 82c per share.

Outside of resources winners, biotech company Bluechiip (ASX:BCT) closed 19% higher after announcing it has successfully resolved a legal dispute in the US state of California with one of its primary customers, Labcon.

The agreement will see Labcon return cash and assets to the value of US$1.6m to Bluechiip, with the two companies also hammering out a revised supply agreement as part of the settlement.



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