On Stockhead today – brewers saving our beer from climate change, why BHP will never get St George’s ‘freakish’ nickel belt, and an expert’s hot tech stock tips.

But first here’s what you need to know.

 

The day ahead

All eyes tomorrow are on the RBA’s monetary policy statement, due out shortly after lunchtime. There’s little else in terms of Australian economic data, but there are several reports from China, including consumer price index and money supply.

Baby Bunting (ASX:BBN), Tamawood (ASX:TWD) and Mayfield Childcare (ASX:MFD) are due to report earnings today, alongside REA Group (ASX:REA), the real estate group owned by News Corp.

The following companies are expected to come out of trading halts in the next 48 hours:

Friday:

MEC Resources (ASX: MMR) – legal disputes

BPH Energy (ASX: BPH) – legal disputes

Monday:

Red Mountain Mining (ASX:RMX) – project acquisition

 

Markets

Gold: $US1,499.65 ($2,209.28)

Silver: $US16.94 -1.05%

Oil (Brent): $US57.61 +2.67%

Oil (WTI): $US53.01 -1.74%

Coal: $US72.75 -0.07%

Iron ore 62pc fe: $US95.56 -2.96%

AUD/USD: $US0.6789 -0.19%

 

What got you talking yesterday

These were the five most discussed stocks among ASX investors on Tuesday August 6:

$JAT – Jatenergy

$GXY – Galaxy Resources

$LTR– Liontown Resources

$RFF – Rural Funds Group

$PLS – Pilbara Metals

No surprise Jatenergy was up there — it made an acquisition meaning it now controls its entire supply chain.

Rural Funds Group is generating chatter thanks to its response to Bonitas on the ASX yesterday — it described Bonitas as a “short activist with an acknowledged financial interest in a declining RFF security price”.

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Yesterday’s winners

That Rural Funds chatter sent their share price flying, which would appear to be to the dismay of Bonitas.

Code Name Price % Chg Market Cap Volume
THD Thred Ltd 0.002 +100.00% $3.6M 350.0k
E2E Eon NRG Ltd 0.006 +50.00% $4.6M 100.0k
EMP Emperor Energy Ltd 0.003 +50.00% $3.4M 3.1M
GLV Global Vanadium Ltd 0.003 +50.00% $8.5M 4.1M
SYT Syntonic Ltd 0.003 +50.00% $10.0M 4.5M
VIC Victory Mines Ltd 0.003 +50.00% $2.0M 1.5M
MSR Manas Resources Ltd 0.003 +50.00% $11.9M 19.3M
RFF Rural Funds Group 1.92 +41.18% $643.1M 37.7M
SCI Silver City Minerals Ltd 0.011 +37.50% $3.2M 7.2M
RNE ReNu Energy Ltd 0.04 +34.62% $4.3M 165.3k
ALT Analytica Ltd 0.004 +33.33% $14.1M 1.2M
CLZ Classic Minerals Ltd 0.002 +33.33% $8.4M 24.5M
DDT DataDot Technology Ltd 0.008 +33.33% $6.5M 7.5M
TAR Taruga Minerals Ltd 0.03 +30.43% $4.2M 360.8k
RHT Resonance Health Ltd 0.12 +29.03% $51.3M 4.0M
SRN Surefire Resources NL 0.009 +28.57% $4.5M 20.7M
SYA Sayona Mining Ltd 0.009 +28.57% $15.5M 14.3M
SRY Story-I Ltd 0.02 +26.67% $5.6M 100.0k
SKY Sky Metals Ltd 0.1 +25.00% $25.5M 2.0M
NSE New Standard Energy Ltd 0.005 +25.00% $4.1M 373.7k
SI6 Six Sigma Metals Ltd 0.005 +25.00% $2.8M 1.0M

Yesterday’s losers

Code Name Price % Chg Market Cap Volume
UTR Ultracharge Ltd 0.002 -33.33% $2.1M 540.0k
LKO Lakes Oil NL 0.002 -33.33% $33.4M 6.5M
CAV Carnavale Resources Ltd 0.002 -33.33% $2.3M 500.0k
CA8 CoAssets Ltd 0.1 -25.93% $20.7M 3.5k
TKM Trek Metals Ltd 0.003 -25.00% $1.3M 650
PNN PepinNini Lithium Ltd 0.003 -25.00% $3.7M 1.6M
MLS Metals Australia Ltd 0.003 -25.00% $4.4M 3.4M
DRE Dreadnought Resources Ltd 0.003 -25.00% $4.4M 570.7k
VP7 Velocity Property Group Ltd 0.02 -24.00% $6.9M 412.8k
JHL Jayex Healthcare Ltd 0.03 -22.73% $5.9M 1.3M
AIY Authorised Investment Fund Ltd 0.03 -22.50% $13.1M 618.5k
OLV Otherlevels Holdings Ltd 0.009 -18.18% $2.6M 18.9k
SMD Syndicated Metals Ltd 0.005 -16.67% $3.3M 116.1k
FGO Flamingo AI Ltd 0.005 -16.67% $5.6M 1.3M
CZR Coziron Resources Ltd 0.011 -15.38% $19.6M 2.9M
NZS New Zealand Coastal Seafoods Ltd 0.02 -14.29% $9.5M 3.2M
YPB YPB Group Ltd 0.006 -14.29% $6.9M 7.1M
SER Strategic Energy Resources Ltd 0.006 -14.29% $5.7M 5.9M
SBR Sabre Resources Ltd 0.006 -14.29% $2.9M 11.4M

There you have it – all you need to know.