Forget the chore of preparing the traditional Christmas dinner with its giant hams, turkey, vegetables and sauces. Just take a page from millions of Japanese and order a special dinner – from Kentucky Fried Chicken.

That’s right, come the Christmas season, millions of Japanese put in orders (often weeks in advance) for some fried chicken in what has become a national tradition.

While you are pondering the downright magical abilities displayed by KFC Japan’s marketing team in the 1970s, here are some of this week’s small caps movers and shakers.

 

ASX SMALL CAP WINNERS

Santana Minerals (ASX:SMI) +67%

Shares in Santana Minerals put on gains after shareholders gave the green light to a $3m placement of shares priced at 3c each to fund the acquisition of the Phu Lon nickel sulphide prospect in Laos from Mekong Minerals.

Trenching at Phu Lon had returned results of 975m at 0.51 per cent nickel including 42m at 1.02 per cent nickel, 90m at 0.67 per cent nickel and 80m at 0.74 per cent nickel.

Proceeds from the placement will also be used for drilling at Phu Lon, which is scheduled to start in January 2020.

HomeStay Care (ASX:HSC) +36%

Australian medtech device maker HomeStay Care has put on some weight after reaching a binding agreement to change its licence agreement with Essence APAC.

In return for 50 million shares in HomeStay, Essence APAC will sell its solutions to HomeStay at wholesale cost while removing its licence fee and fees for support services.

Threat Protect Australia (ASX:TPS) +40%

Just like Santana, Threat Protect Australia also saw gains after announcing a new substantial holder, Hong Kong-based Black Crane Capital.

This time though, Black Crane bought $5m worth of shares at a 45 per cent premium to Wednesday’s closing price.

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks for December 2 – December 6 [intraday]

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Code Name Price last Friday Price this Friday % Return Market Cap
ACP AUDALIA RESOURCES LTD 0.003 0.007 133 4.49M
ADD ADAVALE RESOURCES LTD 0.009 0.020 122 3.08M
ARO ASTRO RESOURCES NL 0.001 0.002 100 2.54M
SUR SUN RESOURCES NL 0.001 0.002 100 2.64M
MHI MERCHANT HOUSE INTL LTD 0.061 0.115 89 10.84M
SMI SANTANA MINERALS LTD 0.003 0.005 67 3.38M
AJJ ASIAN AMERICAN MEDICAL GROUP 0.055 0.080 45 27.82M
HSC HOMESTAY CARE LTD 0.005 0.007 40 10.35M
CXU CAULDRON ENERGY LTD 0.018 0.025 39 8.23M
IQ3 IQ3CORP LTD 0.175 0.240 37 24.94M
LCY LEGACY IRON ORE LTD 0.002 0.003 36 10.28M
TPS THREAT PROTECT AUSTRALIA LTD 0.110 0.150 36 31.46M
AYM AUSTRALIA UNITED MINING LTD 0.003 0.004 33 7.37M
ECT ENVIRONMENTAL CLEAN TECHNOLO 0.002 0.002 33 9.60M
AVE AVECHO BIOTECHNOLOGY LTD 0.003 0.004 33 6.31M
NTM NTM GOLD LTD 0.055 0.073 33 43.12M
PSZ PS&C LTD 0.034 0.045 32 13.07M
TAR TARUGA MINERALS LTD 0.013 0.017 31 3.90M
UNL UNITED NETWORKS LTD 0.023 0.030 30 11.77M
GMV G MEDICAL INNOVATION HOLDING 0.100 0.130 30 53.16M
RMI RESOURCE MINING CORP LTD 0.007 0.009 29 2.67M
OLV OTHERLEVELS HOLDINGS LIMITED 0.011 0.014 27 4.02M
RD1 REGISTRY DIRECT LTD 0.015 0.019 27 3.28M
ECG ECARGO HOLDINGS LTD 0.030 0.038 27 23.38M
PTX PRESCIENT THERAPEUTICS LTD 0.087 0.110 26 43.37M
ADH ADAIRS LTD 1.820 2.280 25 378.19M

 

ASX SMALL CAP LOSERS

Australis Oil & Gas (ASX:ATS) -38%

Despite reporting that it had brought a further two wells at its Tuscaloosa Marine Shale in the US into production, shares in Australis Oil & Gas were down this week.

The wells were completed to test a more conservative choke management regime that is expected to reduce early production volumes but improve long term oil production rates and recovery factors.

Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks for December 2 – December 6 [intraday]

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Code Name Price last Friday Price this Friday % Return Market Cap
BCC BEAM COMMUNICATIONS HOLDINGS 0.280 0.205 -27 10.84M
AHL AHALIFE HOLDINGS LTD 0.011 0.008 -27 8.08M
AIB AURORA GLOBAL INCOME TRUST 0.145 0.105 -28 799.12k
MTC METALSTECH LTD 0.053 0.038 -28 4.44M
GIB GIBB RIVER DIAMONDS LTD 0.024 0.017 -29 3.04M
DDT DATADOT TECHNOLOGY LTD 0.010 0.007 -30 5.62M
ZEU ZEUS RESOURCES LTD 0.010 0.007 -30 1.26M
CPH CRESO PHARMA LTD 0.200 0.140 -30 24.38M
FTC FINTECH CHAIN LTD 0.160 0.110 -31 71.58M
APG AUSTPAC RESOURCES NL 0.003 0.002 -33 5.82M
VPR VOLT POWER GROUP LTD 0.002 0.001 -33 8.99M
MLS METALS AUSTRALIA LTD 0.002 0.001 -33 3.21M
BPH BPH ENERGY LTD 0.002 0.001 -33 3.01M
FRX FLEXIROAM LTD 0.024 0.016 -33 4.88M
ICU ISENTRIC LTD 0.011 0.007 -36 1.29M
ATS AUSTRALIS OIL & GAS LTD 0.125 0.078 -38 76.91M
SYT SYNTONIC LTD 0.002 0.001 -50 3.47M
EER EAST ENERGY RESOURCES LTD 0.007 0.003 -57 9.60M
GRV GREENVALE ENERGY LTD 0.029 0.012 -59 1.12M
CVT COVATA LTD 0.300 0.100 -67 3.93M