On Stockhead today, how ASX food stocks can shake off the chill, where’s the next EV battery breakthrough coming from, and why everyone’s got their eye on Hot Chili as the next big takeover target.

But first, here’s what you need to know about the day ahead.

 

The day ahead in data

Plenty happening today, including consumer inflation expectations for May from the Melbourne Institute and a heap of employment data from the ABS. The Reserve Bank of Australia’s assistant governor Michele Bullock will also deliver a speech.

Both the ASX200 and the ASX small ords had good days yesterday, closing up 0.7 and 0.8 per cent respectively.

 

Company news

No shares coming out of escrow today. These eight companies are due out of a trading halt in the next 48 hours:

Thursday:

  • Symbol Mining (ASX:SL1) – operational update and debt restructuring
  • Alto Metals (ASX:AME) – takeover update
  • Alliance Mineral Assets (ASX:A40) – capital raising

Friday:

  • Otto Energy (ASX:OEL) – exploration update
  • Chesser Resources (ASX:CHZ) – capital raising
  • Northern Minerals (ASX:NTU) – R&D tax incentive application
  • Great Western Exploration (ASX:GTE) – capital raising
  • Connected IO (ASX:CIO) – Appeal of court decision

 

Commodities

Gold: $US1,298.47 ($1,873.69) -0.05%

Silver: $US14.76 -0.11%

Oil (Brent): $US71.81 0.88%

Oil (WTI): $US62.13 +0.57%

Coal: $US85 -0.87%

Iron ore 62pc fe: $US93.88 -0.53%

AUD/USD: $US0.6930
 

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What got you talking last week

A great discussion occurring on the Stockhead Facebook chat forum, started by member Kelly Allen: “Hi all. I’m new to trading. I’m wondering which trading platform everyone is using?

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

 

Yesterday’s winners

The biggest winner was Crowd Media (ASX:CM8), up 169 per cent to 4.3c at the close.

The global media and marketing company has secured some big marketing contracts with a number of international brands including PJ Masks (popular kids TV series), Expedia (leading travel website), N26 (leading European Fintech challenger bank) and Pasta Garofalo (Italy’s leading pasta brand).

It was a good morning for health stocks. BTC Health (ASX:BTC) was in the green, up 35 per cent to 11.5c after raising $8 million — including $2 million from Sigma Healthcare (ASX:SIG) — to fund the acquisition of the Hospital Infusion Business from Admedus (ASX: AHZ).

TickerNamePrice% ChgVolumeMarket cap
CM8CROWD MEDIA HOLDINGS0.043169%122.8M$10,000,000
YOJYOJEE0.1365%32.8M$110,200,000
DDTDATADOT TECHNOLOGY0.00950%3.7M$7,300,000
KKLKOLLAKORN CORP0.0143%220.1K$2,100,000
BTCBTC HEALTH0.11535%51.3K$15,000,000
CMLCHASE MINING CORPORATION 0.03135%6.5M$6,400,000
EFEEASTERN IRON0.00433%374.9K$1,600,000
FDMFREEDOM OIL AND GAS0.05432%1.8M$58,200,000
RIMRIMFIRE PACIFIC MINING0.00525%1.2M$5,300,000
RLCREEDY LAGOON CORP0.00525%500.0K$2,000,000
VMTVMOTO0.12525%1.7M$27,600,000
GLVGLOBAL VANADIUM0.00320%9.0M$8,500,000
VICVICTORY MINES0.00320%1.7M$3,700,000
CDTCASTLE MINERALS0.00620%478.2K$1,300,000
SI6SIX SIGMA METALSD0.00620%5.0M$2,700,000
COBCOBALT BLUE HOLDINGS0.15519%305.5K$19,300,000
BGTBIO-GENE TECHNOLOGY0.1318%83.6K$16,800,000
BC8BLACK CAT SYNDICATE0.2618%1.0M$17,900,000
FTZFERTOZ0.218%4.2K$25,600,000

 

Yesterday’s losers

Yesterday, battery metals explorer Greenpower (ASX:GPP) announced it was going to change tack and buy an old gold mine in Queensland.

Shareholders didn’t seem to like it, sending the stock down 33 per cent, though that was only a tenth of a cent.

TickerCompanyPrice% ChgVolumeMarket cap
APGAustpac Resources NL0.001-33%1.64M$4,200,000
ROGRed Sky Energy0.002-33%1.00M$2,200,000
EXPExperience0.235-20%2.33M$127,800,000
NAGNagambie Mining Ltd0.04-20%83.25K$17,500,000
CTOCitigold Corporation0.004-20%0.80K$8,600,000
DAFDiscovery Africa Ltd0.008-20%62.38K$1,500,000
BCKBrockman Mining Ltd0.027-16%273.07K$295,000,000
HIPHipo Resources0.011-15%10.62K$4,300,000
ESREstrella Resources Ltd0.011-15%7.08M$5,800,000
BWXBWX Ltd1.708-15%5.04M$212,500,000
YOJYojee0.113-13%7.83M$94,900,000
GPRGeopacific Resources Ltd0.013-13%56.48M$33,700,000
SILSmiles Inclusive0.17-13%526.94K$10,200,000
BLYBoart Longyear0.004-13%2.44M$39,400,000
CFOCfoam0.185-12%54.26K$21,700,000
AVAAva Risk Group0.15-12%310.00K$31,600,000
CM8Crowd Mobile0.038-12%26.22M$8,900,000
PUAPure Alumina0.054-11%1.45M$9,200,000
CUL0.011-15%20.5K$1,900,000

 

That’s all you need to know. Move along now.

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