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

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 stock has commenced trading.

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

Code Name Price % Chg Volume
BPH BPH Energy Ltd 0.002 +100.00% 500.0k
VIC Victory Mines Ltd 0.002 +100.00% 250.0k
ALT Analytica Ltd 0.004 +33.33% 250.0k
PGY Pilot Energy Ltd 0.06 +33.33% 817.7k
SGQ St George Mining Ltd 0.18 +25.00% 1.6M
BSX Blackstone Minerals Ltd 0.17 +22.22% 714.8k
PIL Peppermint Innovation Ltd 0.01 +22.22% 180.0k
DOR Doriemus PLC 0.03 +21.43% 13.1k
AUT Auteco Minerals Ltd 0.01 +20.00% 140.0k
AD1 ApplyDirect Ltd 0.02 +20.00% 196.7k

Most of the early moves were in minnow stocks to start the day, while Hills Ltd (ASX: HIL) and Ocean Grown Abalone (ASX: OGA) both ticked higher after releasing FY19 earnings results.

On the other side of the ledger, gold and metals explorer First Au Ltd (ASX: FAU) slumped after an exploration update at its Gimlet project near Kalgoorlie.

These 10 stocks were lagging the pack in morning trade:

Code Name Price % Chg Volume
FAU First Au Ltd 0.02 -38.46% 15.3M
MSR Manas Resources Ltd 0.003 -25.00% 700.0k
ALT Analytica Ltd 0.003 -25.00% 410.0k
MLS Metals Australia Ltd 0.004 -20.00% 2.0M
ARE Argonaut Resources NL 0.005 -16.67% 1.9M
ACF Acrow Formwork and Constructio 0.27 -14.29% 414.0k
FGO Flamingo AI Ltd 0.0035 -12.50% 33.3k
PNX PNX METALS Ltd 0.01 -11.11% 637.2k
PGR PAS Group Ltd/The 0.13 -10.71% 83.8k
BEM Blackearth Minerals NL 0.06 -10.00% 194.9k