On Stockhead today – nickel companies are taking calls direct as supply shortfall looms, the most in-demand stocks on the ASX right now and the battery metals play tipped to rise over 300pc in 12 months.

But first, here’s what you need to know.

 

The week ahead

Monday: Chinese yearly foreign investment figures, RBA speech

Tuesday: NAB business figures, US consumer price data

Wednesday: Westpac consumer confidence for August, wage price index data, RBA speech

Thursday: Inflation expectations, employment data, US retail and business data

Friday: Euro trade balance data

Earnings

We will keep you updated on a day-to-date basis, but for a rundown of companies due to release earnings figures this week, view this handy calendar. Today, expect news to be dominated by JB HiFi (ASX:JBH).

Due out today:

Red Mountain Mining (ASX:RMX) – project acquisition

Due out tomorrow:

Meteoric Resources (ASX:MEI) – capital raise

Metalsearch (ASX:MSE) – potential acquisition

First Au (ASX:FAU) – capital raise

Australian Pacific Coal (ASX:AQC) – Planning commission panel decision on mining consent

 

 

Markets

Gold: $US1,496.84 ($2,205.29) -0.21%

Silver: $US16.94 +0.24%

Oil (Brent): $US58.53 +2.00%

Oil (WTI): $US54.50 +3.73%

Coal: $US72.10 -0.89%

Iron ore 62pc fe: $US93.61 -3.86%

AUD/USD: $US0.6786USD -0.24%

 

What got you talking yesterday

These were the five most discussed stocks among ASX investors on Friday August 9:

$JAT – Jatenergy

$GXY – Galaxy Resources

$RFF – Rural Funds Group

$ADN – Andromeda Metals

$AMP – AMP

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Yesterday’s winners

Ticker Name Price last Friday Price this Friday [intraday] Total Return % Market Cap
OPT OPTHEA 0.865 2.120 153 $546,200,000.00
ICU ISENTRIC 0.007 0.012 71 $2,203,860.50
FRX FLEXIROAM 0.020 0.034 70 $8,230,837.50
TMX TERRAIN MINERALS 0.003 0.004 67 $3,218,660.00
GMR GOLDEN RIM RESOURCES 0.011 0.020 64 $13,917,973.00
SVL SILVER MINES 0.084 0.130 61 $101,657,224.00
DDT DATADOT TECHNOLOGY 0.005 0.008 60 $6,484,851.00
AHK ARK MINES 0.020 0.032 60 $1,764,144.25
SKY SKY METALS 0.063 0.094 59 $25,469,564.00
MZN MARINDI METALS 0.001 0.002 50 $4,496,742.00
PSM PENINSULA MINES 0.002 0.003 50 $3,038,616.25
MLS METALS AUSTRALIA 0.001 0.002 50 $4,390,796.50
ELT ELEMENTOS 0.004 0.006 50 $9,265,986.00
VIC VICTORY MINES 0.001 0.002 50 $2,044,848.25
SRN SUREFIRE RESOURCES 0.006 0.008 50 $4,528,383.00
DEV DEVEX RESOURCES 0.060 0.090 42 $11,309,299.00
LML LINCOLN MINERALS 0.005 0.007 40 $4,024,885.75
KRM KINGSROSE MINING 0.037 0.047 38 $37,230,376.00
ERL EMPIRE RESOURCES 0.009 0.012 33 $7,461,776.50
IVR INVESTIGATOR RESOURCES 0.018 0.025 33 $17,759,328.00
GBZ GBM RESOURCES 0.003 0.004 33 $4,362,388.00
ANW AUS TIN MINING 0.006 0.008 33 $17,725,494.00
THD THRED 0.002 0.002 33 $3,578,781.75
GPP GREENPOWER ENERGY 0.002 0.001 33 $4,004,490.50
GTE GREAT WESTERN EXPLORATION 0.003 0.004 33 $5,010,798.00

Yesterday’s losers

Ticker Name Price last Friday Price this Friday [intraday] Total Return % Market Cap
WWG WISEWAY GROUP 0.220 0.170 -23 $20,582,580.00
BAR BARRA RESOURCES 0.026 0.020 -23 $10,777,815.00
NHL NOVITA HEALTHCARE 0.013 0.010 -23 $4,493,051.50
CIO CONNECTED IO 0.007 0.005 -23 $9,065,425.00
P2P P2P TRANSPORT 0.170 0.120 -24 $11,607,087.00
VP7 VELOCITY PROPERTY GROUP 0.025 0.019 -24 $6,876,508.50
TKM TREK METALS 0.004 0.003 -25 $1,314,764.63
LCY LEGACY IRON ORE 0.004 0.003 -25 $4,404,792.50
SBR SABRE RESOURCES 0.008 0.006 -25 $2,852,302.00
MHC MANHATTAN CORP 0.003 0.003 -25 $2,223,836.00
DRE DREADNOUGHT RESOURCES 0.004 0.004 -25 $4,399,018.50
OAR OAKDALE RESOURCES 0.012 0.010 -25 $1,878,573.25
CZR COZIRON RESOURCES 0.015 0.010 -27 $19,641,064.00
SVA SIMAVITA 0.017 0.013 -28 $5,431,115.50
CA8 COASSETS 0.140 0.100 -29 $20,654,316.00
FGO FLAMINGO AI 0.007 0.006 -29 $5,600,638.50
HOR HORSESHOE METALS 0.014 0.010 -29 $1,946,521.88
PBX PACIFIC BAUXITE 0.007 0.005 -29 $1,983,070.13
JHL JAYEX HEALTHCARE 0.048 0.035 -29 $5,868,843.00
COY COPPERMOLY 0.006 0.007 -30 $14,890,498.00
CAD CAENEUS MINERALS 0.002 0.001 -33 $2,141,260.25
UTR ULTRACHARGE 0.003 0.002 -33 $2,146,761.25
CAV CARNAVALE RESOURCES 0.003 0.002 -33 $2,265,653.75
MNC METMINCO 0.003 0.002 -33 $2,375,881.25
XPE XPED 0.002 0.001 -33 $1,506,830.75
RNX RENEGADE EXPLORATION 0.004 0.002 -38 $1,781,566.63
YPB YPB GROUP 0.010 0.007 -40 $6,899,631.50
AYM AUSTRALIA UNITED MINING 0.002 0.001 -50 $1,842,577.50
AKN AUKING MINING 0.002 0.001 -50 $932,584.44

There you have it – all you need to know.