On Stockhead today, Phoslock’s on the trail of a unicorn in China, the time The Secret Broker tried his hand at a bit of the old inside trading, and the companies the ASX’s ‘small-cap focused’ ETFs invest in.

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

 

The day ahead in data

The Australian Bureau of Statistics releases a health literacy report today.

The ASX 200 slid yesterday, down 18.9 points to 6,491.8, though the small ordinaries bucked the trend, up 15.1 points to 2,866.8.

 

Company news

No shares coming out of escrow today, on the day of your author’s partner’s birthday.

But the following nine companies are due out of a trading halt in the coming days:

Today:

  • Strandline Resources (ASX: STA) – capital raising
  • Twenty Seven (ASX: TSC) – capital raising
  • Myanmar Metals (ASX:MYL) – capital raising
  • Carbine Resources (ASX CRB) – response to a price query

Monday:

  • Bojun Agriculture (ASX:BAH) – management changes
  • Legend Corp (ASX:LGD) – response to media speculation
  • Vector Resources (ASX:VEC) – capital raising
  • Flamingo AI (ASX:FGO) – further announcement in relation to HSBC
  • Micro-X (ASX:MX1) – administrative matters

 

Commodities

Gold: $US1284.17 ($1,861.71) +0.81%

Silver: $US14.60 +1.00%

Oil (Brent): $US67.93 -4.35%

Oil (WTI): $US58.04 -5.29%

Coal: $US82.50 -1.08%

Iron ore 62pc fe: $US97.04 +0.50%

AUD/USD: $US0.6898

 

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What got you talking yesterday

Stockhead Facebook chat forum member Matthew Caporn: “Hey guys, love your work. I reckon it’s about time you had another look at TSN. They are kicking some serious goals in the cybersecurity market now and turning a healthy profit. Cheers.”

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

 

Yesterday’s winners

Underwater drone company Aquabotix (ASX:UUV) had a big day after signing another deal with the US military.

The defence force with the world’s largest military budget has taken a liking to UUV’s SwarmDivers — miniature vehicles which can be deployed in underwater diving operations.

 

The company said it’s been awarded a contract of around $150,000, which marks the US military’s fourth SwarmDiver order since April 2018. Shares in the company climbed by 83 per cent to 1.1c.

Also rocketing higher was Flamingo AI (ASX:FGO), which briefly doubled on news of a commercial deal with HSBC, before closing up 70 per cent to 0.9c.

After trialling a virtual AI assistant designed by Flamingo, the Hong Kong-based banking multinational has signed the Aussie company up to build them the real thing.

Ticker Name Price % Chg Market cap
LBT LBT INNOVATIONS LTD 0.16 1.29 32.15M
RXH REWARDLE HOLDINGS LTD 0.004 1 2.11M
CT1 CCP TECHNOLOGIES LTD 0.02 0.7 7.58M
PPK PPK GROUP LTD 2.26 0.68 183.94M
DTM DART MINING NL 0.008 0.6 8.09M
FRM FARM PRIDE FOODS LTD 0.32 0.6 17.66M
UUV UUV AQUABOTIX LTD 0.012 0.57 1.95M
ANL AMANI GOLD LTD 0.003 0.5 11.07M
MDI MIDDLE ISLAND RESOURCES LTD 0.006 0.5 6.28M
LCY LEGACY IRON ORE LTD 0.003 0.5 4.40M
LNU LINIUS TECHNOLOGIES LTD 0.04 0.48 43.51M
AER AEERIS LTD 0.19 0.48 10.48M
PBX PACIFIC BAUXITE LTD 0.02 0.45 6.35M
AND ANDROMEDA METALS LTD 0.014 0.44 17.62M
TDL TBG DIAGNOSTICS LTD 0.05 0.43 10.88M
MCT METALICITY LTD 0.01 0.43 6.02M
FGO FLAMINGO AI LTD 0.0085 0.42 9.52M
FTT FACTOR THERAPEUTICS LTD 0.006 0.38 5.74M
CGO CPT GLOBAL LIMITED 0.004 0.36 7.19M

 

Yesterday’s losers

On the other end of the spectrum, fintech software platform Intiger Group (ASX:IAM) got smashed after a deal with Commonwealth Bank fell through.

The company said its financial planning software met all of the standards and metrics agreed to between the two parties, however it was “unable to negotiate an ongoing commercial agreement”. Shares in Intiger fell to 0.2c.

Ticker Company Price % Chg Market cap
QGL Quantum Graphite Ltd 0.002 -33% $15.1m
GLA Gladiator Resources Ltd 0.001 -33% $1.5m
RD1 Registry Direct Ltd 0.03 -30% $3.6M
MGT Magnetite Mines Ltd 0.005 -29% $4.0M
AKN Auking Mining Ltd 0.0015 -25% $1.4M
RAG Ragnar Metals Ltd 0.007 -22% $2.2M
GTG Genetic Technologies Ltd 0.007 -22% $19.0M
JJF Jiajiafu Modern Agriculture Ltd 0.04 -20% $3.4M
TRL Tanga Resources Ltd 0.002 -20% $2.5M
MHC Manhattan Corp Ltd 0.004 -20% $3.0M
MBK Metal Bank Ltd 0.01 -20% $7.1M
CIO Connected IO Ltd 0.002 -20% $3.6M
AUT Auteco Minerals Ltd 0.004 -20% $4.0M
IMC Immuron Ltd 0.16 -18% $22.2M
HHM Hampton Hill Mining NL 0.01 -18% $4.1M
GTE Great Western Exploration Ltd 0.004 -17% $3.9M
TMX Terrain Minerals Ltd 0.0025 -17% $1.6M
NAE New Age Exploration Ltd 0.005 -17% $4.4M
HIP Hipo Resources Ltd 0.01 -17% $3.9M
ANL Amani Gold Ltd 0.0025 -17% $9.2M
ADX ADX Energy Ltd 0.005 -17% $6.1M
AAU Adcorp Australia Ltd 0.01 -17% $4.6M

 
That’s all you need to know. Have a great weekend.