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 codeCompany namePrice% changeMarket capVolume
T3D 333D Ltd0.002100%$1,800,00017.3M
TMK Tamaska Oil & Gas Ltd0.002100%$3,900,000250.0k
VAR Variscan Mines Ltd0.002100%$2,500,000256.0k
NWE Norwest Energy NL0.00350%$10,100,0003.7M
FTT Factor Therapeutics Ltd0.004550%$4,700,00040.4M
MDI Middle Island Resources Ltd0.0140%$7,300,0002.4M
ECG eCargo Holdings Ltd0.1337%$80,000,00082.1k
ADV Ardiden Ltd0.00433%$6,700,0001.2M
GGX Gas2Grid Ltd0.00433%$4,600,0001.2M
IVO Invigor Group Ltd0.00433%$10,400,0002.0M
MX1 Micro-X Ltd0.2732%$41,000,000158.9k
EN1 engage:BDR Ltd0.0226%$8,300,00028.7M
QGL Quantum Graphite Ltd0.002525%$18,700,000855.0k
SBR Sabre Resources Ltd0.00525%$2,000,000200.0k
ENE Enevis Ltd0.2624%$17,300,0008.8k
ESK Etherstack PLC0.2624%$29,000,00044.6k
TNT Tesserent Ltd0.0723%$10,100,000447.7k
CAV Carnavale Resources Ltd0.0120%$4,000,0001.1M
CXU Cauldron Energy Ltd0.0220%$7,900,00040.0k
SCN Scorpion Minerals Ltd0.0220%$3,200,00016.6k
ICI iCandy Interactive Ltd0.0520%$17,000,00034.0k
EXP Experience Co Ltd0.3117%$175,100,0002.4M
MAG Magmatic Resources Ltd0.0417%$4,100,000160.0k
AGE Alligator Energy Ltd0.003517%$3,500,00078.0k
CTM Centaurus Metals Ltd0.0117%$16,100,0002.8M
ARQ ARQ Group Ltd1.9917%$236,600,0001.5M

 

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 codeCompany nameLast price% changeMarket capVolume
IBN Ibuynew Group Ltd0.05-43%$1,100,0004k
VAL Valor Resources Ltd0.001-33%$3,800,000340.0k
MRD Mount Ridley Mines Ltd0.001-33%$2,300,000140.0k
AKN Auking Mining Ltd0.002-33%$933,00013.0k
PNC Pioneer Credit Ltd2.17-30%$138,400,0002.9M
KPG Kelly Partners Group Holdings0.9-25%$40,500,000251.5k
SRN Surefire Resources NL0.003-25%$1,300,0005.4M
RNX Renegade Exploration Ltd0.003-25%$2,100,0001.6M
PCL Pancontinental Oil & Gas NL0.0015-25%$8,100,0002.9M
CLZ Classic Minerals Ltd0.0015-25%$4,100,00011.2M
CGM Cougar Metals NL0.0015-25%$1,500,0001.0M
OLI Oliver's Real Food Ltd0.021-22%$5,300,0007.8M
ATL Apollo Tourism & Leisure Ltd0.9-21%$164,300,0001.2M
GLB Globe International Ltd1.6-20%$66,300,000113.3k
RXL Rox Resources Ltd/Australia0.01-20%$10,100,0003.1M
ANL Amani Gold Ltd0.002-20%$3,700,000188.5k
OVT Ovato Ltd0.14-18%$76,500,000319.4k
THD Thred Ltd0.0025-17%$4,500,000130.4k
RLC Reedy Lagoon Corp Ltd0.005-17%$2,000,000140.8k
RFN Reffind Ltd0.005-17%$2,600,000130.0k
GTE Great Western Exploration Ltd0.005-17%$4,800,00050.0k
EPM Eclipse Uranium Ltd0.0025-17%$2,900,000560.0k
CIO Connected IO Ltd0.0025-17%$4,500,00016k
AHN Athena Resources Ltd/Australia0.01-17%$3,300,000128.4k
PDZ Prairie Mining Ltd0.33-15%$70,100,000105.0k
WML Woomera Mining Ltd0.05-15%$5,600,000308.7k

 

That’s all you need to know. Hop to it!