Stockhead’s Top 10 at 10, published at 10.30am each trading day, highlights the best (and worst) performing ASX small caps in morning trade using live data.

It’s a short, sharp update to help frame the trading day by showing the biggest movers in percentage terms.

The market opens at 10am (eastern time) and the data is taken at 10:15am, once every ASX stock has commenced trading.

WINNERS

Stocks highlighted in yellow have made market-moving announcements (click headings to sort).

Ardea Resources (ASX:ARL) says it has made a nickel discovery at Emu Lake, with drilling returning high grade massive sulphides up to 8.3% nickel. Mineralisation is open in all directions, it says.

And red hot Ai chip maker Brainchip (ASX:BRN) has submitted notice to sell 15m shares, with proceeds used to “expand our go-to-market capabilities as we move the company aggressively into the commercialisation phase”, says CEO Sean Hehir.  The stocks is now up 130% over the past month.

LOSERS

Stocks highlighted in yellow have made market-moving announcements (click headings to sort).

CODE COMPANY % RETURN VOLUME PRICE MARKET CAP
VPR Volt Power Group -33% 30,030 0.002 $28,033,600.67
CCE Carnegie Cln Energy -20% 2,001,666 0.002 $37,756,434.28
RBR RBR Group Ltd -20% 250,000 0.004 $6,409,900.43
BMR Ballymore Resources -14% 92,024 0.155 $13,226,054.58
CCZ Castillo Copper Ltd -13% 10,137,260 0.033 $49,324,112.78
ARO Astro Resources NL -11% 1,053,552 0.004 $16,938,868.56
AVC Auctus Invest Grp -10% 44,000 1.125 $98,164,676.25
GTG Genetic Technologies -10% 2,076,816 0.0045 $46,169,825.72
SI6 SI6 Metals Limited -10% 59,912 0.009 $14,281,439.85
PNR Pantoro Limited -10% 1,176,731 0.38 $591,989,453.16

Castillo Copper (ASX:CCZ) will no longer pursue a couple of lithium acquisitions; instead, it will focus on modelling a cobalt resource at the Broken Hill Alliance Project’s East Zone.