ASX Small Cap Winners Sep 28-Oct 5

HIV drug developer Biotron (ASX:BIT) continued its big adventure after last week announcing positive results for its most recent drug trial.

Biotron has for years been developing a small-molecule therapy, BIT225, to treat viral infections including HIV-1 and hepatitis C. HIV-1 is the most common and infectious variety of HIV.

Biotron boss Dr Michelle Miller said the test results were “a major step to the ultimate goal of curing HIV-1 infection”.

Dr Miller later revealed to Stockhead she was now looking for a funding partner to progress to the next phase of testing — raising the prospect that Biotron could be the next ASX biotech takeover target.

The stock soared 750 per cent in the space of six days — from 1.9c on Sep 27 to 16c on Wednesday.

Profit-takers pushed the price back to 8.1c by the end of the week.

Myfiziq (ASX:MYQ) went on a run after announcing UFC fighter Conor McGregor would join his former opponent Floyd Mayweather in licensing the body measurement app’s technology for their own apps.

The Perth-based tech play bounced 47 per cent to 39c after McGregor agreed to integrate MyFiziq’s tech  into McGregorFAST, an app that brings his training, nutrition and fighting techniques to millions of fans and UFC enthusiasts.

The deal comes via a strategic partnership with digital fitness solutions company FitLab – MyFiziq’s third strategic partnership in North America to date.

Floyd Mayweather — who last year fought McGregor in “The Biggest Fight in Combat Sports History” — has previously agreed to adopt MyFiziq’s technology.

Cauldron Energy’s (ASX:CXU) 15-month search for a non-uranium project came to an end — and its stock rose 43 per cent to 4c this week.

Cauldron bought two lithium projects in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

When the WA state government implemented a ban on most new uranium mines in 2017, Cauldron stopped work at its flagship Yanrey uranium project and began searching for advanced exploration plays in other commodities, mostly in Namibia and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

But they found something far closer to home, entering into an agreement to buy lithium projects from private explorer Mercury Resources Group.

Horizon Gold (ASX:HRN) gained 57 per cent to 22c for the week after announcing a “significant zinc and copper intersection” at its Gum Creek project 640km north of Perth.

The best numbers at one prospect included 9m at 6.69% zinc and 1% copper — the “most significant zinc drill result achieved” so far.

Chairman Peter Harold said: “We are looking forward to commencing follow-up drilling programs as soon as possible to more fully delineate the extent of these priority zinc-copper and gold targets.”

High-tech concrete maker Eden Innovations (ASX:EDE) soared 65 per cent to 7.1c — attracting a speeding ticket from the ASX.

But Eden said there was nothing going on other than a couple of deals it announced last month.

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks for Sep 28-Oct 5:

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ASX code Company One-week price change Price Oct 5 Market Cap
ABL ABILENE OIL AND 2 0.006 795.2k
PCL PANCONTINENTAL 1 0.004 16.2M
BPH BPH ENERGY 1 0.002 966.2k
AJC ACACIA COAL 1 0.002 5.8M
BIT BIOTRON 0.975609756098 0.081 49.2M
ZYB ZYBER HOLDINGS L 0.888888888889 0.017 7.8M
SHH SHREE MINERALS L 0.785714285714 0.025 4.0M
EGY ENERGY TECHNOLOG 0.666666666667 0.005 1.7M
EDE EDEN INNOVATIONS 0.651162790698 0.071 114.1M
HRN HORIZON GOLD 0.571428571429 0.22 13.8M
TAS TASMAN RESOURCES 0.560975609756 0.064 34.6M
XPE XPED 0.5 0.003 3.8M
SHK STONE RESOURCES 0.5 0.003 2.4M
NIU NIUMINCO GROUP L 0.5 0.003 6.8M
MRD MOUNT RIDLEY MIN 0.5 0.003 3.8M
MOX MONAX MINING 0.5 0.003 1.8M
ABV ADVANCED BRAKING 0.5 0.003 7.4M
WMC WONHE MULTIMEDIA 0.5 0.03 4.0M
AHN ATHENA RESOURCES 0.5 0.015 3.3M
RAC RACE ONCOLOGY 0.473684210526 0.14 10.0M
MYQ MYFIZIQ 0.471698113208 0.39 31.4M
BPL BROKEN HILL PROS 0.434782608696 0.066 9.9M
CXU CAULDRON ENERGY 0.428571428571 0.04 12.2M
ECT ENVIRONMENTAL CL 0.4 0.014 62.4M
BBX BBX MINERALS 0.375 0.22 65.4M
WEL WINCHESTER ENERG 0.36 0.034 8.3M
REF REVERSE CORP 0.36 0.034 3.1M
ZNO ZOONO GROUP 0.333333333333 0.12 19.6M
MMR MEC RESOURCES 0.333333333333 0.016 5.5M
MAR MALACHITE RES 0.333333333333 0.004 5.4M
GGE GRAND GULF ENERG 0.333333333333 0.004 3.1M
BAS BASS OIL 0.333333333333 0.004 10.4M
VHT VOLPARA HEALTH T 0.311111111111 1.18 189.9M
MOB MOBILICOM 0.298701298701 0.1 22.8M
PNN PEPINNINI LITHIU 0.285714285714 0.009 4.4M
HGL HUDSON INVESTMEN 0.285714285714 0.036 10.7M
JHL JAYEX HEALTHCARE 0.272727272727 0.028 4.7M
AO1 ASSETOWL 0.259259259259 0.034 2.4M
AQI ALICANTO MINERAL 0.257142857143 0.044 5.1M
LEX LEFROY EXPLORATI 0.25 0.2 15.0M

 

ASX Small Cap Losers Sep 28-Oct 5

Bionomics (ASX:BNO) went into free fall after announcing a trial of its Post Traumatic Stress Disorder‎ drug failed to reduce symptoms after 12 weeks.

The stock has tanked by two-thirds in the opening minutes of trade on Tuesday morning — and finished the week down 62 per cent at 19c.

The phase two trial assessed PTSD symptoms in 193 patients across 25 sites in the US and Australia after they’d been treated with BNC210, a new drug that inhibited a neural receptor implicated in long term memory.

“We are extremely disappointed that the primary endpoint in this trial was not met,” said Bionomics chief Dr Deborah Rathjen.

Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks for Sep 28-Oct 5:

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ASX code Company One-week price change Price Oct 5 Market Cap
BNO BIONOMICS -0.62 0.19 84.5M
S3R SERPENTINE TECHN -0.5 0.002 2.2M
RRS RANGE RESOURCES -0.5 0.001 12.8M
OXX OCTANEX -0.5 0.009 2.7M
MNB MINBOS RESOURCES -0.5 0.001 5.7M
IDZ INDOOR SKYDIVING -0.4 0.06 10.4M
HT8 HARRIS TECHNOLOG -0.391304347826 0.014 2.3M
HOR HORSESHOES METAL -0.352941176471 0.011 2.3M
TRL TANGA RESOURCES -0.333333333333 0.004 4.1M
RNY RNY PROPERTY TRU -0.333333333333 0.004 1.6M
CLY CLANCY EXPLORATI -0.333333333333 0.002 6.7M
FIG FREEDOM INSURANC -0.325925925926 0.091 21.6M
VP7 VELOCITY PROPERT -0.323529411765 0.023 8.3M
RIM RIMFIRE PAC MNG -0.307692307692 0.009 9.4M
EM1 EMERGE GAMING -0.3 0.007 4.7M
CYQ CYCLIQ GROUP -0.3 0.007 5.5M
SMI SANTANA MINERALS -0.285714285714 0.005 2.8M
LPD LEPIDICO -0.285714285714 0.02 70.5M
AUH AUSTCHINA HOLDIN -0.285714285714 0.005 5.6M
XPD XPD SOCCER GEAR -0.255813953488 0.032 14.3M
THD THRED -0.25 0.003 5.4M
OEX OILEX -0.25 0.003 9.1M
IKW IKWEZI MINING -0.25 0.003 4.1M
BSX BLACKSTONE MINER -0.25 0.135 15.4M
CAE CANNINDAH RESOUR -0.241379310345 0.022 3.5M
SVH SILVER HERITAGE -0.233333333333 0.023 35.3M
REV REAL ESTATE INVE -0.230769230769 0.01 1.2M
DTR DATELINE RESOURC -0.230769230769 0.01 9.4M
MAU MAGNETIC RESOURC -0.222222222222 0.14 27.8M
KPC KAZAKHSTAN POTAS -0.222222222222 0.007 9.3M
AAJ ARUMA RESOURCES -0.222222222222 0.007 3.1M
AL8 ALDERAN RESOURCE -0.215384615385 0.255 30.9M
AXE ARCHER EXPLORATI -0.209090909091 0.087 16.4M
ZNC ZENITH MINERALS -0.208695652174 0.091 22.3M
IVX INVION -0.205882352941 0.027 142.8M
ESE ESENSE-LAB -0.205128205128 0.031 2.5M
CPV CLEARVUE TECHNOL -0.201754385965 0.455 48.0M