Small cap wrap: here are last week’s ASX winners and losers
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Hawkstone Mining (ASX:HWK) came roaring back this week after getting its acquisition of USA Lithium back on the table.
USA Lithium owns two lithium projects – Big Sandy in Arizona and Lordsburg in New Mexico.
The junior explorer had lost two-thirds of its value since hitting a high of 5.4c in May, telling investors two weeks ago it had backed out of the planned acquisition because the parties could not agree on terms.
The shares jumped 55 per cent to 3.4c for the week.
Struggling online marketer Pureprofile (ASX:PPL) was another small cap clawing back lost ground after this week join Team Blockchain.
Pureprofile — which collects consumer data by offering “paid surveys, quick questions, insights and content that’s relevant to you” — is integrating blockchain into its marketing platform via a deal with personal data exchange Brontech.
Pureprofile’s shares have dropped more than 40 per cent over the past year as founder Paul Chan quit and rebel shareholders attempted to overthrow the board.
However, the company says the dramas are behind it and monthly EBITDA earnings have been in positive territory since March.
This week the stock put on 56 per cent to 14c — returning to where it started the year, but still well down on its 34.5c one-year high.
Newly listed high-tech glazier ClearVue Technologies (ASX:CPV) is almost back at its issue price after achieving a breakthrough in building a “window frame-independent” solar-powered glass unit.
ClearVue put on 44 per cent for the week taking it to 19.5c — just shy of its 20c issue price in May.
In previous designs, ClearVue’s electric glass captured solar in photo-voltaic cells around the edge of a window frame, then converted these to energy.
In the new model, it can capture solar energy through the glass unit itself without the need for the frame.
Former aquaculture player Cervantes (ASX:CVS) struck gold in Western Australia – and high-grade gold at that – sending its shares through the roof.
The stock rose 142 per cent to a high of 1.7c on Thursday after hitting gold grades of up to 202.8 grams per tonne (g/t) – over 6 ounces per tonne – at just 33m deep. Anything above 5g/t is considered high-grade.
Cervantes switched from seafood to gold exploration in 2016.
The company is undertaking drilling at a project close to Metals X’s (ASX:MLX) Bluebird gold mine and Doray Minerals’ (ASX:DRM) Andy Well mine.
The shares finished the week up 29 per cent at 1c.
Jameson Resources (ASX:JAL) moved ahead 27 per cent to 16.5c for the week after winning a $4 million investment from fellow coal miner Bathurst Resources (ASX:BRL) to advance its Canadian Crown Mountain coking coal project.
Down the track Bathurst has an option to fund up to $120 million, moving to 50-50 ownership if the project goes forward.
“This agreement addresses the largest financial obstacle to the development of Crown Mountain: funding construction,” investors were told.
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China dairy exporter Jatenergy (ASX:JAT) was down heavily this week after one of its infant formula suppliers was placed into receivership.
Jatenergy owns 51 per cent of Golden Koala Group, which uses Nutritional Choice Australia to produce its infant milk formula. Nutritional Choice Australia was placed into receivership on June 1.
The stock fell 29 per cent to 6c for the week.
Jatenergy was one of the best performing ASX stocks small caps early this year, winning ten-bagger status after it joined the infant formula export crew — propelling its shares from 2c as high as 29c.
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