Here are this week’s small cap winners and losers, but first — Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg is probably getting his pits blow-dried by some unlucky intern before big speaking engagements “to eliminate anxiety sweat”.

Those loose units over at Twitter HQ weighed in:

“I doubt this is true,” a Facebook spokesperson told Business Insider.

“If so, it would have been at our communications team’s request, but surely anyone who has ever worn a grey T-shirt can relate.”

But the real news is the fact that Zuckerberg, a suspected robot, can sweat in the first place.

ASX SMALL CAP WINNERS:

CODE NAME RETURN % PRICE THIS FRIDAY [INTRADAY] MARKET CAP
SHK STONE RESOURCES AUSTRALIA 100 0.002 1.67M
AGD AUSTRAL GOLD 78 0.160 89.50M
FHS FREEHILL MINING 77 0.039 52.98M
NSX NSX 75 0.210 40.87M
TGO TRIMANTIUM GROWTHOPS 62 0.099 13.76M
CE1 CALIMA ENERGY 60 0.008 17.24M
FOD FOOD REVOLUTION GROUP 53 0.089 64.50M
MSR MANAS RESOUCES 50 0.003 7.93M
RIM RIMFIRE PACIFIC MINING 50 0.003 4.53M
AWV ANOVA METALS 50 0.012 7.67M
SRN SUREFIRE RESOURCES 50 0.003 1.88M
MTC METALSTECH 49 0.076 8.89M
NWM NORWEST MINERALS 45 0.160 13.41M
HRN HORIZON GOLD 44 0.245 18.75M
SM8 SMART MARINE SYSTEMS 43 0.100 33.51M
LSA LACHLAN STAR 43 0.010 7.54M
PUA PURE ALUMINA 42 0.017 3.77M
OEL OTTO ENERGY 41 0.031 76.27M
CWL CHANT WEST 41 0.100 12.39M
A3D AURORA LABS 38 0.220 25.80M
KIN KIN MINING 35 0.065 37.12M
EHH EAGLE HEALTH HOLDINGS 35 0.155 54.42M
BRV BIG RIVER GOLD 33 0.032 42.15M
ADV ARDIDEN 33 0.004 7.15M
PCL PANCONTINENTAL OIL & GAS 33 0.002 10.81M
AYR ALLOY RESOURCES 33 0.002 4.18M
GTE GREAT WESTERN EXPLORATION 33 0.004 5.78M
LTR LIONTOWN RESOURCES 32 0.145 245.63M
HCT HOLISTA COLLTECH 31 0.190 49.10M
CRM CARBON MINERALS 30 0.300 5.64M
RGL RIVERSGOLD 30 0.013 3.21M
AX8 ACCELERATE RESOURCES 30 0.035 2.08M

NSX (ASX:NSX) +75%

Market Cap: ~$40.8m

Shares in the cash-strapped secondary exchange shot higher Thursday arvo following news controversial payments company iSignthis (ASX:ISX) had made a strategic investment in the business.

iSignthis has been suspended from trading on the ASX since October as the exchange continues its investigation into the company’s disclosure practices.

READ: The Secret Broker: We didn’t sign up for this.

 

FOOD REVOLUTION GROUP (ASX:FOD) +53%

Market Cap: $64.5m

Seeing hand sanitiser makers like Zoono (ASX:ZNO) apparently raking in the bucks from virus-afeared punters, juice maker Food Revolution pivoted to germ fighting. A great move, it turns out.

The company is currently patching together a hand sanitiser production line to fill an initial order worth $2m – which the company believes will be “the first of many”.

 

METALSTECH (ASX:MTC) +49%

Market Cap:$8.9m

Former battery metals microcap MetalsTech recorded the biggest one-day gain for an ASX stock in 2019 after announcing that it had signed an option agreement to acquire a 1.1-million-ounce gold project in Slovakia.

But Slovakia  has banned a widely used cyanide-based gold recovery process.

MetalsTech now reckons the thiosulphate process developed by its partner Clean Earth Technologies is an attractive, safe alternative to cyanide.

“Through our partnership with Clean Earth Technologies we intend to investigate how their proprietary cyanide-free processing technology can assist us in developing a sustainable mining operation within the legislative framework of Slovakia,” the company says.

 

NORWEST MINERALS (ASX:NWM) +45%

Market Cap: $13.5m

Norwest’s very first reverse circulation drilling campaign at the new (for them) Bulgera project returned grades up to 29.3 grams per tonne (g/t) below and along strike of the old open pits – which indicates that historic mining barely scratched the surface.

Drilling intersected gold in 42 of the 46 holes drilled down-dip of the Bulgera and Mercuri pits. All were within 120m of surface, the company says.

Norwest is now planning a follow-up drill program to chase this gold even deeper and further along strike.

 

EAGLE HEALTH HOLDINGS (ASX:EHH) +35%

Market Cap: $55m

Another small cap winner from the coronavirus outbreak. Shares in the company surged after it announced a distribution strategy to meet demand for sanitation products in China.

Eagle Health said it had established a “co-branding” arrangement with Zoono — clearly one of the biggest winners from this crisis so far — whereby it will import Zoono products to its facility in Xiamen, China.

 

ASX SMALL CAP LOSERS:

CODE NAME RETURN % PRICE THIS FRIDAY [INTRADAY] MARKET CAP
MQR MARQUEE RESOURCES -25 0.045 2.86M
EFE EASTERN IRON -25 0.003 1.24M
APG AUSTPAC RESOURCES -25 0.002 4.36M
YPB YPB GROUP -25 0.003 5.08M
BMG BMG RESOURCES -25 0.003 1.76M
ANL AMANI GOLD -25 0.002 9.20M
ICG INCA MINERALS -25 0.002 6.08M
BLZ BLAZE INTERNATIONAL -25 0.012 2.52M
IDZ INDOOR SKYDIVING AUSTRALIA -25 0.006 2.02M
OKJ OAKAJEE CORP -26 0.026 2.38M
MRQ MRG METALS -27 0.008 8.47M
SWM SEVEN WEST MEDIA -27 0.185 284.54M
CSD CONSOLIDATED TIN MINES -28 0.145 95.67M
CLT CELLNET GROUP -28 0.130 8.14M
OTW OVER THE WIRE HOLDINGS -28 3.200 165.25M
IMS IMPELUS -29 0.005 4.02M
IEC INTRA ENERGY -29 0.005 1.94M
AO1 ASSETOWL -29 0.005 1.51M
ZEU ZEUS RESOURCES -29 0.005 900.75k
SFX SHEFFIELD RESOURCES -31 0.130 40.16M
SE1 SENSERA -31 0.009 2.90M
UCM USCOM -33 0.265 39.61M
AYM AUSTRALIA UNITED MINING -33 0.002 3.69M
EER EAST ENERGY RESOURCES -33 0.004 12.80M
LCY LEGACY IRON ORE -33 0.001 6.25M
GGX GAS2GRID -33 0.002 2.51M
IKW IKWEZI MINING -33 0.002 8.13M
CCE CARNEGIE CLEAN ENERGY -33 0.001 11.14M
ELT ELEMENTOS -33 0.002 5.09M
FE8 FASTER ENTERPRISES -33 0.008 887.08k
FGO FLAMINGO AI -50 0.001 1.12M

SEVEN WEST MEDIA (ASX:SWM) -27%

Market Cap: $284m

How far the mighty have fallen.

Ten years ago, this former media titan was worth +$7 a share. It now sells for around 19c.

Seven, battling a tough advertising market and weak ratings, plummeted another 27 per cent this week after reporting a hefty $67m loss on total revenue of ~$770m.