Coming up on Stockhead today, the case for rising copper prices, things you didn’t know about semiconductors, and is the resources IPO train rumbling into life?

But first, here’s what you need to know right now:

 

The day ahead in data

Not a great deal today — just the Australian Bureau of Statistics release data on construction work around the country. The ABS has a wealth of data you can get lost in, and the construction work data and much more can be found here.

 

Company news

Five companies are due out of a trading halt today, with four of them set to release news about either initiating or completing a capital raise: Superloop (ASX:SLC), Memphasys (ASX:MEM), AVZ Minerals (ASX:AVZ) and Kibaran Resources (ASX:KNL).

Just one company with shares coming out of escrow today: High Grade Metals (ASX:HGM), with 40 million shares being released, roughly 9 per cent of its issued capital.

 

Commodities

Gold: $US1327.61 ($1849.10) +0.03%

Silver:$US15.89 +0.03%

Oil (Brent):$US65.07 +0.65%

Oil (WTI):$US55.54 +0.04%

Coal:$US95.15 +1.44%

Iron ore 62% fe:$US87.50 No change

AUD/USD:$US0.7179 +0.17%

 

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What got you talking yesterday

Probiotec (ASX:PBP) was of interest on the Stockhead Small Cap and Micro Cap Chat forum, thanks to a $12.9 million profit that was, in actuality, just $1.1 million, because the company sold off a number of its brands during the half-year.

Join the fun here.

Over on stock gossip forum HotCopper, these were the most-discussed stocks at close on Tuesday:

 

 

Yesterday’s winners

The big winners in yesterday’s trading session were all at the super-small end of town, led by tiny 3D-printing outfit 333D (ASX:T3D).

Shares in the company were up from 0.1 cent to as high as 0.3 cent — a tidy gain of 200 per cent.

It followed a spike in volume yesterday when more than 34 million shares in the company changed hands, prompting a formal price query from the ASX.

The other big movers in percentage terms were Tamaska Oil & Gas (ASX: TMK) and Variscan Mines Ltd (ASX: VAR) which both rose by 100 per cent to 0.2 cents a share.

ASX code Company name Price % change Market cap Volume
T3D 333D Ltd 0.002 100% $1,800,000 17.3M
TMK Tamaska Oil & Gas Ltd 0.002 100% $3,900,000 250.0k
VAR Variscan Mines Ltd 0.002 100% $2,500,000 256.0k
NWE Norwest Energy NL 0.003 50% $10,100,000 3.7M
FTT Factor Therapeutics Ltd 0.0045 50% $4,700,000 40.4M
MDI Middle Island Resources Ltd 0.01 40% $7,300,000 2.4M
ECG eCargo Holdings Ltd 0.13 37% $80,000,000 82.1k
ADV Ardiden Ltd 0.004 33% $6,700,000 1.2M
GGX Gas2Grid Ltd 0.004 33% $4,600,000 1.2M
IVO Invigor Group Ltd 0.004 33% $10,400,000 2.0M
MX1 Micro-X Ltd 0.27 32% $41,000,000 158.9k
EN1 engage:BDR Ltd 0.02 26% $8,300,000 28.7M
QGL Quantum Graphite Ltd 0.0025 25% $18,700,000 855.0k
SBR Sabre Resources Ltd 0.005 25% $2,000,000 200.0k
ENE Enevis Ltd 0.26 24% $17,300,000 8.8k
ESK Etherstack PLC 0.26 24% $29,000,000 44.6k
TNT Tesserent Ltd 0.07 23% $10,100,000 447.7k
CAV Carnavale Resources Ltd 0.01 20% $4,000,000 1.1M
CXU Cauldron Energy Ltd 0.02 20% $7,900,000 40.0k
SCN Scorpion Minerals Ltd 0.02 20% $3,200,000 16.6k
ICI iCandy Interactive Ltd 0.05 20% $17,000,000 34.0k
EXP Experience Co Ltd 0.31 17% $175,100,000 2.4M
MAG Magmatic Resources Ltd 0.04 17% $4,100,000 160.0k
AGE Alligator Energy Ltd 0.0035 17% $3,500,000 78.0k
CTM Centaurus Metals Ltd 0.01 17% $16,100,000 2.8M
ARQ ARQ Group Ltd 1.99 17% $236,600,000 1.5M

 

Yesterday’s losers

The headaches at Oliver’s Real Food (ASX:OLI) — the owner of those healthy fast food options you find at big servos usually next to a McDonalds or a KFC — are continuing, with chairman Mark Richardson walking out on the company.

Shares dipped 4 per cent to 2.6c on the news, just short of their all-time low of 2.1c earlier this month.

ASX code Company name Last price % change Market cap Volume
IBN Ibuynew Group Ltd 0.05 -43% $1,100,000 4k
VAL Valor Resources Ltd 0.001 -33% $3,800,000 340.0k
MRD Mount Ridley Mines Ltd 0.001 -33% $2,300,000 140.0k
AKN Auking Mining Ltd 0.002 -33% $933,000 13.0k
PNC Pioneer Credit Ltd 2.17 -30% $138,400,000 2.9M
KPG Kelly Partners Group Holdings 0.9 -25% $40,500,000 251.5k
SRN Surefire Resources NL 0.003 -25% $1,300,000 5.4M
RNX Renegade Exploration Ltd 0.003 -25% $2,100,000 1.6M
PCL Pancontinental Oil & Gas NL 0.0015 -25% $8,100,000 2.9M
CLZ Classic Minerals Ltd 0.0015 -25% $4,100,000 11.2M
CGM Cougar Metals NL 0.0015 -25% $1,500,000 1.0M
OLI Oliver's Real Food Ltd 0.021 -22% $5,300,000 7.8M
ATL Apollo Tourism & Leisure Ltd 0.9 -21% $164,300,000 1.2M
GLB Globe International Ltd 1.6 -20% $66,300,000 113.3k
RXL Rox Resources Ltd/Australia 0.01 -20% $10,100,000 3.1M
ANL Amani Gold Ltd 0.002 -20% $3,700,000 188.5k
OVT Ovato Ltd 0.14 -18% $76,500,000 319.4k
THD Thred Ltd 0.0025 -17% $4,500,000 130.4k
RLC Reedy Lagoon Corp Ltd 0.005 -17% $2,000,000 140.8k
RFN Reffind Ltd 0.005 -17% $2,600,000 130.0k
GTE Great Western Exploration Ltd 0.005 -17% $4,800,000 50.0k
EPM Eclipse Uranium Ltd 0.0025 -17% $2,900,000 560.0k
CIO Connected IO Ltd 0.0025 -17% $4,500,000 16k
AHN Athena Resources Ltd/Australia 0.01 -17% $3,300,000 128.4k
PDZ Prairie Mining Ltd 0.33 -15% $70,100,000 105.0k
WML Woomera Mining Ltd 0.05 -15% $5,600,000 308.7k

 

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