Time to start whipping up a batch of borscht. Russia – or at least the chief of its space agency – has declared that Venus is a “Russian planet” and that it will send its own mission to the second planet from the sun.

This declaration comes after a recent scientific study found hints that life could exist on Venus, which is famously known for its hellish atmosphere.

Russia is the only country to have landed probes on our nearest planetary neighbour, though these predictably lasted for hours at best before failing.

While markets dipped slightly this morning, here are the biggest ASX small cap movers.

 

ASX SMALL CAP WINNERS

Sagalio Energy (ASX:SAN) +2050%, East Energy Resources (ASX:EER) +800%

There has been an absolute paucity of any real news from our two biggest small cap gainers, so just why did their share prices climb so much?

Mike Cooper explored some possible reasons for the big jumps with EER likely rising on Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s new gas policy while Saglio’s rise could be following on from fellow central Asia-based minnow Jupiter Energy’s (ASX:JPR) impressive share price rise over recent days.

Jupiter itself is fifth on our list, rising on news that the Kazakhstan government might be changing its regulations to allow oil producers to sell direct to the global market at prevailing prices.

Redbank Copper (ASX:RCP) +258%

Shares in Redbank surged after the company was reinstated onto the ASX following a restructuring and recapitalisation.

The company has an extensive ground position for base metals in the McArthur River Basin in the Northern Territory and the Millers Creek project in South Australia.

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks for September 11 – September 18 [intraday]:

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Code Name Price % Return Market Cap
SAN Sagalio Energy Ltd 0.086 2050 $ 17,600,771.18
EER East Energy Resource 0.036 800 $ 115,235,533.26
COY Coppermoly Limited 0.041 486 $ 19,144,925.90
RCP Redbank Copper Ltd 0.068 258 $ 28,143,070.85
JPR Jupiter Energy 0.05 138 $ 9,509,416.97
ADY Admiralty Resources. 0.017 113 $ 20,864,424.58
ICI Icandy Interactive 0.05 108 $ 18,753,997.85
RMI Resource Mining Corp 0.025 92 $ 4,444,010.21
RIE Riedel Resources Ltd 0.021 91 $ 4,180,696.99
CFE Cape Lambert Res Ltd 0.0095 90 $ 16,260,335.01
EGR Ecograf Limited 0.15 88 $ 49,138,213.68
KEY KEY Petroleum 0.0075 88 $ 15,743,425.01
CYC Cyclopharm Limited 2.51 81 $ 210,319,072.10
RNO Rhinomed Ltd 0.14 75 $ 32,995,187.16
MYQ Myfiziq Limited 0.825 72 $ 102,252,476.47
NWE Norwest Energy NL 0.005 67 $ 23,672,335.37
LKE Lake Resources 0.064 64 $ 43,519,202.94
PLL Piedmont Lithium Ltd 0.15 63 $ 150,191,626.78
BBX BBX Minerals Ltd 0.545 60 $ 167,322,677.20
CAD Caeneus Minerals 0.016 60 $ 54,905,843.54
TSC Twenty Seven Co. Ltd 0.008 60 $ 11,104,246.15
KTA Krakatoa Resources 0.125 51 $ 24,593,100.00
ALT Analytica Limited 0.003 50 $ 10,558,837.00
CCE Carnegie Cln Energy 0.0015 50 $ 16,712,178.68
CYQ Cycliq Group Ltd 0.003 50 $ 5,879,189.95
CZN Corazon Ltd 0.003 50 $ 6,506,718.29
GGE Grand Gulf Energy 0.009 50 $ 3,453,745.30
GGX Gas2Grid Limited 0.003 50 $ 3,898,340.96
PBX Pacific Bauxite Ltd 0.003 50 $ 1,189,842.10
ROG Red Sky Energy. 0.003 50 $ 6,108,549.83
WWI West Wits Mining Ltd 0.033 50 $ 37,922,136.16
JXT Jaxstaltd 0.14 46 $ 23,262,308.39
GBE Globe Metals &Mining 0.029 45 $ 13,511,748.82
NGY Nuenergy Gas Ltd 0.013 44 $ 17,771,465.96
CRM Carbon Minerals Ltd 0.4 43 $ 7,521,397.20
DYL Deep Yellow Limited 0.35 43 $ 80,867,165.28
PKD Parkd Ltd 0.04 43 $ 3,081,150.00
BNL Blue Star Helium Ltd 0.034 42 $ 35,009,183.32
CLA Celsius Resource Ltd 0.024 42 $ 25,747,196.67
LIO Lion Energy Limited 0.024 41 $ 4,977,642.96

 

ASX SMALL CAP LOSERS

BrainChip Holdings (ASX:BRN) -45%

Despite saying that its Akida Neuromorphic semiconductor technology is now complete for its “System-on-Chip (NSoC) design with functional silicon”, which was built out by the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), Brainchip shares dipped this week.

The market could have taken the big gains it had already made earlier this month.

Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks for September 11 – September 18 [intraday]:

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Code Company Price % Return weekly Market Cap
RNT Rent.Com.Au Limited 0.05 -21 $ 17,134,423.69
A3D Aurora Labs Limited 0.099 -21 $ 11,258,851.87
PEK Peak Resources 0.028 -22 $ 40,920,961.50
AAJ Aruma Resources Ltd 0.0085 -23 $ 10,254,725.13
SBW Shekel Brainweigh 0.245 -23 $ 31,970,000.00
HGO Hillgrove Res Ltd 0.038 -24 $ 22,252,363.68
8IH 8I Holdings Ltd 0.12 -25 $ 50,646,272.74
ARE Argonaut Resources 0.006 -25 $ 15,733,517.65
BAS Bass Oil Ltd 0.0015 -25 $ 5,013,210.14
PCH Property Connect 0.0015 -25 $ 1,028,795.21
PUR Pursuit Minerals 0.015 -25 $ 6,191,014.74
RFN Reffind Limited 0.0015 -25 $ 2,486,517.24
SMI Santana Minerals Ltd 0.003 -25 $ 4,070,448.98
TZL TZ Limited 0.051 -25 $ 4,678,005.86
SRH Saferoads Holdings 0.165 -28 $ 8,372,000.00
AIV Activex Limited 0.1 -29 $ 19,495,124.11
ANW Aus Tin Mining 0.001 -33 $ 3,329,774.06
IKW Ikwezi Mining Ltd 0.004 -33 $ 20,325,000.00
MNB Minbos Resources Ltd 0.002 -33 $ 13,005,122.64
PCL Pancontinental Oil 0.001 -33 $ 5,406,715.49
TOM Tomizone Limited 0.002 -33 $ 850,401.35
RVS Revasum 0.25 -34 $ 8,252,425.25
MLS Metals Australia 0.0025 -38 $ 10,945,058.33
BRN Brainchip Ltd 0.415 -45 $ 661,223,466.96
REY REY Resources Ltd 0.15 -48 $ 29,702,461.46
DXB Dimerix Ltd 0.25 -66 $ 47,459,831.28