Its that time of year again when summer is over in the Northern hemisphere and schools and colleges resume their year. If you have kids you may hate the school holidays but at least in Australia we have some time off in summer.

But what if you don’t have kids? Don’t worry you haven’t been forgotten.

 

ASX SMALL CAP WINNERS:

AJ Lucas (ASX:AJL) +127%

If you thought the Brits didn’t do gas fracking, think again. The government’s release of a paper confirming it was in favour of it was good enough. But a well AJ Lucas co-owned with a local explorer resumed fracking. Flow results are not expected until 2020, although all went according to plan.

Race Oncology (ASX:RAC) +51%

Capital raises are rarely good news. Such companies are often bleeding cash and have to discount their shares to raise money. But if a major investor agrees to buy in at a premium, the company must be doing something right. Daniel Tillett, the founder of Nucleics made up $561,000 of Race’s $1.45m capital raise. Biotechs can be highly risky, but at least this company’s drug has been trialled before, until it was a victim of a big-pharma merger.

Cazaly Resources (ASX:CAZ) +92%

When you’re trying to negotiate a sale and the deal is going nowhere there’s nothing like a more keen buyer to move things along. Cazaly have sought to sell its iron ore project and it got a buyer who offered $20 million in cash for the project. It will also get a royalty of 50c for every dry metric tonne of iron ore extracted following the first 10 million dry metric tonnes. Unsurprisingly, Cazaly agreed and to say shareholders were happy was an understatement.

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks for August 19-23 (intraday):

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Code Name Price last Friday Price this Friday 1 Week Return Market Cap
AJL AJ LUCAS GROUP LTD 0.110 0.250 127 $ 187,524,304.00
BPH BPH ENERGY LTD 0.001 0.002 100 $ 5,680,555.50
APG AUSTPAC RESOURCES NL 0.001 0.002 100 $ 5,817,230.00
CAZ CAZALY RESOURCES LTD 0.025 0.051 92 $ 13,817,384.00
HHM HAMPTON HILL MINING NL 0.016 0.025 56 $ 7,370,134.50
RAC RACE ONCOLOGY LTD 0.065 0.100 51 $ 9,382,110.00
KPO KALINA POWER LTD 0.018 0.025 50 $ 19,578,862.00
TMR TEMPUS RESOURCES LTD 0.140 0.210 50 $ 7,665,000.00
GGX GAS2GRID LTD 0.002 0.003 50 $ 3,771,773.50
TOM TOMIZONE LTD 0.002 0.003 50 $ 1,275,602.00
SRO SHAREROOT LTD 0.001 0.001 50 $ 4,273,598.00
MAY MELBANA ENERGY LTD 0.008 0.012 50 $ 22,537,090.00
TPD TALON PETROLEUM LTD 0.002 0.003 50 $ 5,330,368.50
SMD SYNDICATED METALS LTD 0.006 0.012 50 $ 5,989,431.50
DVL DORSAVI LTD 0.041 0.060 46 $ 12,445,024.00
BSX BLACKSTONE MINERALS LTD 0.100 0.150 45 $ 23,338,442.00
S2R S2 RESOURCES LTD 0.140 0.190 43 $ 49,583,036.00
SCN SCORPION MINERALS LTD 0.007 0.010 43 $ 1,770,245.25
RMI RESOURCE MINING CORP LTD 0.005 0.007 40 $ 2,073,871.38
TNR TORIAN RESOURCES LTD 0.010 0.013 40 $ 3,790,915.50
SPQ SUPERIOR RESOURCES LTD 0.008 0.011 37 $ 8,199,606.00
MCX MARINER CORP LTD 0.020 0.027 35 $ 370,928.22
AKN AUKING MINING LTD 0.002 0.002 33 $ 1,865,168.88
NWE NORWEST ENERGY NL 0.003 0.004 33 $ 13,528,371.00
TMX TERRAIN MINERALS LTD 0.003 0.004 33 $ 2,574,928.00
BC8 BLACK CAT SYNDICATE LTD 0.425 0.560 33 $ 40,709,216.00
ICS ICSGLOBAL LTD 0.905 1.195 32 $ 12,647,903.00
LAA LATAM AUTOS LTD 0.045 0.059 31 $ 31,173,556.00

 

ASX SMALL CAP LOSERS:

Stemify (ASX:SF1) -72%

To be fair, this company was only trading on Friday and completed a capital consolidation. Prior to that it had been suspended for five months. The company provides STEM education solutions as well as 3D printing. It did re-enter the ASX with $2.25m more cash and will settle its debts and further develop its products. But now that shareholders had a chance to get out they took it.

Donaco (ASX:DNA) -34%

If you thought the saga surrounding Crown was dramatic enough, think again. Donaco has been battling Cambodian casino leasee Lee Hoe for terminating its lease. At first glance it seems reasonable because Donaco didn’t pay them. But listen to Donaco’s side of the story: Lee Hoe didn’t have a bank account, instead they came around and took cash, but eventually stopped coming for it. Hence they couldn’t pay. This week a court ruled the lease was entitled to be terminated. The company said it will appeal and in the mean time its business as usual but shareholders think otherwise.

Monash IVF (ASX: MVF) -27%

Five IVF doctors that referred their patients to Monash will now leave and set up their own IVF clinic. Collectively they generated $5.9m in revenue for the company. The company still has around 100 specialists and most others are subject to restraint provisions. It admitted revenue would be impacted but it had plans to mitigate any impact on revenue.

 

Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks for August 19-23 (intraday):

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Code Name Price last Friday Price this Friday 1 Week Return Market Cap
VRT VIRTUS HEALTH LTD 5.050 4.000 -21 $ 320,750,080.00
AVL AUSTRALIAN VANADIUM LTD 0.014 0.012 -21 $ 21,712,282.00
PPY PAPYRUS AUSTRALIA LTD 0.009 0.007 -22 $ 1,646,046.63
ARM AURORA MINERALS LTD 0.018 0.014 -22 $ 3,279,732.00
FIJ FIJI KAVA LTD 0.075 0.058 -23 $ 4,043,760.00
GMR GOLDEN RIM RESOURCES LTD 0.017 0.014 -24 $ 11,741,871.00
NVU NANOVEU LTD 0.059 0.045 -24 $ 5,963,859.00
OLH OLDFIELDS HOLDINGS LTD 0.050 0.038 -24 $ 3,122,695.50
SIL SMILES INCLUSIVE LTD 0.105 0.079 -25 $ 5,263,204.00
AHK ARK MINES LTD 0.040 0.030 -25 $ 1,819,635.25
ROG RED SKY ENERGY LTD 0.002 0.002 -25 $ 1,879,774.88
AUH AUSTCHINA HOLDINGS LTD 0.004 0.003 -25 $ 4,177,472.00
NOR NORWOOD SYSTEMS LTD 0.004 0.004 -25 $ 6,229,531.00
ALT ANALYTICA LTD 0.004 0.003 -25 $ 10,558,837.00
ECT ENVIRONMENTAL CLEAN TECHNOLO 0.004 0.003 -25 $ 14,401,549.00
KEY KEY PETROLEUM LTD 0.004 0.003 -25 $ 5,023,386.50
GPP GREENPOWER ENERGY LTD 0.002 0.001 -25 $ 3,003,368.00
CAD CAENEUS MINERALS LTD 0.002 0.002 -25 $ 3,211,890.50
CAQ CAQ HOLDINGS LTD 0.012 0.009 -25 $ 6,460,076.50
MVF MONASH IVF GROUP LTD 1.415 1.015 -27 $ 245,217,312.00
DDT DATADOT TECHNOLOGY LTD 0.007 0.005 -29 $ 4,053,031.75
IPB IPB PETROLEUM LTD 0.028 0.020 -29 $ 4,612,795.00
PSZ PS&C LTD 0.065 0.053 -29 $ 11,590,162.00
ICU ISENTRIC LTD 0.010 0.007 -30 $ 1,285,585.25
SG1 SAGON RESOURCES LTD 0.040 0.028 -30 $ 3,942,278.50
VPR VOLT POWER GROUP LTD 0.002 0.001 -33 $ 8,244,533.50
GLA GLADIATOR RESOURCES LTD 0.002 0.002 -33 $ 1,469,334.13
LKO LAKES OIL NL 0.002 0.001 -33 $ 33,365,950.00
VMG VDM GROUP LTD 0.003 0.002 -33 $ 13,855,322.00
MTB MOUNT BURGESS MINING NL 0.003 0.002 -33 $ 1,040,258.81
DNA DONACO INTL LTD 0.110 0.076 -34 $ 60,122,272.00
SF1 STEMIFY LTD 0.090 0.025 -72 $ 3,798,024.00