Stockhead’s Top 10 at 10 highlights the best (and worst) performing ASX small caps in morning trade.

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

Stocks highlighted in yellow have made potentially market-moving announcements.

Here are the 10 leaders to start the day:

Code Name Price ($) % Chg Volume
IVX Invion Ltd 0.02 +64.29% 24.6M
AYR Alloy Resources Ltd 0.003 +50.00% 171.7k
VIC Victory Mines Ltd 0.003 +50.00% 40.0k
BLY Boart Longyear Ltd 0.004 +33.33% 495.0k
BKY Berkeley Energia Ltd 0.35 +32.08% 250.9k
ESR Estrella Resources Ltd 0.01 +27.27% 3.9M
IAM Intiger Group Ltd 0.0025 +25.00% 2.1M
VAL Valor Resources Ltd 0.005 +25.00% 9.8M
AVL Australian Vanadium Ltd 0.02 +15.79% 12.5M
QFY Quantify Technology Holdings Ltd 0.01 +14.29% 705.0k

Biotech stock Invion Ltd (ASX: IVX) was quickest out of the blocks, after a positive update on testing for the company’s IVX-P02 photosensitiser, which is used in the treatment of cancer.

On the other side of the fence, a couple of resources minnows sunk in morning trade, with Metals Australia (ASX:MLS) and Austar Gold (ASX: AUL) both falling by 25 percent.

These are the 10 companies that have fallen behind in early trade:

Code Name Price ($) % Chg Volume
MLS Metals Australia Ltd 0.0015 -25.00% 500.0k
AUL Austar Gold Ltd 0.003 -25.00% 425.0k
ETE Entek Energy Ltd 0.01 -12.50% 5.5k
BLK Blackham Resources Ltd 0.01 -11.11% 658.7k
RFR Rafaella Resources Ltd 0.13 -10.71% 267.9k
HSC HomeStay Care Ltd 0.02 -10.53% 2.5k
JPR Jupiter Energy Ltd 0.02 -10.00% 36.5k
SVD ScandiVanadium Ltd 0.01 -9.09% 5.8M
POW Protean Energy Ltd 0.01 -9.09% 61.0k
AND Andromeda Metals Ltd 0.01 -9.09% 2.9M