On Stockhead today, can the ASX solve its scoping study issues, The Secret Broker wonders whether Zuck’s Libra bucks will suck, and Barry FitzGerald grabs Hot Chili’s MD for a breaking update on some big news.

But first:

The day ahead

It’s a quiet one on the data front in Australia to end the week.

Looking abroad, Japan has May inflation data and there’s a raft of preliminary PMI readings (manufacturing and services) for June across Japan, Europe, the US and UK.

Company news

The following companies are scheduled to come out of a trading halt or voluntary suspension over the next 48 hours:

Friday:

Emu (ASX: EMU) – outcome of exploration tenement negotiations
Syrah Resources (ASX: SYR) – capital raising outcome
KneoMedia (ASX: KNM) – capital raising

Monday:

FYI Resources (ASX: FYI) – capital raising
Dreadnought Resources (ASX: DRE) – capital raising
Tesserent (ASX: TNT) – capital raising
P2P Transport (ASX: P2P) – trading update
Quantify Technology (ASX: QFY) – capital raising
Otto Energy (ASX: OEL) – update on production
Empire Energy Group (ASX: EEG) – transaction
Avenira (ASX: AEV) – short term funding

Markets

Gold: $US1389.99 ($2,008.26) +2.03%

Silver: $US15.24 +1.68%

Oil (Brent): $US64.43 +4.43%

Oil (WTI): $US56.88 +5.80%

Coal: $US70.50 +1.18%

Iron ore 62pc Fe: $US106.20 +0.39%

AUD/USD: $US0.6921 +0.58%

What got you talking yesterday

Over on the Stockhead Facebook group chat, member Kevin Sharpe chimed in on Rachel Williamson’s coverage of Botanix (ASX:BOT), which says one of its cannabis formulations can kill superbugs.

This has huge potential, and I think this was an unanticipated finding from the 3 trials they’re running for psoriasis, dermatitis and acne – all of which are looking good even though early stages,” Sharpe said.

And these were the five most-discussed stocks on trading gossip forum HotCopper at close on Thursday, June 20:

Yesterday’s winners

Speaking of Botanix, markets reacted positively to the company update as BOT stock closed 46.43 per cent higher.

Also performing strongly was Legacy Iron Ore (ASX: LCY), which doubled up to 0.4 cents two days after exploration drilling will commence this week at its Mt Bevan nickel project.

Orion Metals (ASX: ORM) was the other stock to post a 100 per cent gain, climbing to two cents per share after releasing its annual report and quarterly cashflow numbers.

These were the best performing stocks at market close on Thursday, June 20:

TickerNamePrice% ChgMarket CapVolume
LCYLegacy Iron Ore Ltd0.004+100.00%$5.9M13.4M
ORMOrion Metals Ltd0.02+100.00%$9.6M5.6k
AKNAuking Mining Ltd0.0015+50.00%$1.4M634.1k
CAVCarnavale Resources Ltd0.003+50.00%$2.2M1.6M
EMPEmperor Energy Ltd0.003+50.00%$3.1M250.0k
BOTBotanix Pharmaceuticals Ltd0.2+46.43%$158.5M75.8M
TPPTempo Australia Ltd0.06+41.86%$14.7M565.5k
PODPodium Minerals Ltd0.09+41.54%$8.8M20.0k
RMGRMG Ltd0.0015+36.36%$9.2M50.6k
ABLAbilene Oil and Gas Ltd0.002+33.33%$1.6M8.0k
MLSMetals Australia Ltd0.002+33.33%$5.9M500.0k
SUPSuperior Lake Resources Ltd0.03+31.82%$25.1M653.0k
AQXAlice Queen Ltd0.013+30.00%$8.5M1.0M
MRRMinrex Resources Ltd0.013+30.00%$1.2M240.4k
CSVCSG Ltd0.17+26.92%$73.5M2.7M
AHNAthena Resources Ltd0.02+26.32%$6.5M250.0k
BASBass Oil Ltd0.0025+25.00%$6.5M1.9M
DLCDelecta Ltd0.005+25.00%$3.5M232.0k
RLCReedy Lagoon Corp Ltd0.005+25.00%$2.0M1.4M
AQDAusQuest Ltd0.02+23.08%$8.8M1.2M
CZRCoziron Resources Ltd0.011+22.22%$19.6M240.0k

Yesterday’s losers

Energy minnows led the falls in Thursday trade, with Bounty Oil & Gas (ASX: BUY) and Jupiter Energy (ASX: JPR) both falling by more than 30 per cent.

These were the worst performing stocks at market close on Thursday, June 20:

TickerCompanyPrice ($)% ChgVolumeMarket Cap
BUYBounty Oil & Gas NL0.002-33.33%$1.9M3.1M
JPRJupiter Energy Ltd0.011-31.25%$1.7M54.0k
NVUNanoveu Ltd0.05-28.57%$6.6M200.0k
NMENex Metals Exploration Ltd0.011-26.67%$2.1M180.0k
IDZIndoor Skydiving Australia Group0.011-26.67%$1.5M209.8k
XPEXped Ltd0.0015-25.00%$2.3M1.3M
THDThred Ltd0.0015-25.00%$2.7M328.0k
AVWAvira Resources Ltd0.003-25.00%$3.0M700.0k
ABVAdvanced Braking Technology Ltd0.02-23.81%$4.8M569.4k
OLVOtherlevels Holdings Ltd0.007-22.22%$2.0M395.8k
KPOKalina Power Ltd0.02-21.43%$16.0M6.1M
ARUArafura Resources Ltd0.1-20.00%$78.1M40.8M
UTRUltracharge Ltd0.002-20.00%$2.1M476.8k
RFNReffind Ltd0.004-20.00%$2.1M16.7k
PSMPeninsula Mines Ltd0.002-20.00%$2.0M200.0k
OVLOro Verde Ltd0.002-20.00%$3.1M335.0k
MNCMetminco Ltd0.002-20.00%$2.4M281.4k
PSMMagnetite Mines Ltd0.004-20.00%$2.0M3.0M
IPT Impact Minerals Ltd0.004-20.00%$5.3M537.3k
ANLAmani Gold Ltd0.002-20.00%$10.4M789.0k