Coming up on Stockhead today, Aussie tech hardware stocks are falling behind, which pot company has Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart on its side, and this week’s substantial shareholder movements.

But first, here’s what you need to know right now:

 

The day ahead in data

The Australian Bureau of Statistics is at it again today, releasing figures on imports and exports in and out of the country, as well as the latest retail sales figures.

The latter of those will be interesting as there are a number of ASX small caps in the retail sector fighting to get into the midcap bracket.

 

Company news

Just one company is due out of a trading halt today — junior miner Emu (ASX:EMU), which has received assay results that it will release to market.

 

Commodities

Gold: $US1286.77 ($1831.52) -0.13%

Silver: $US15.04 -0.35%

Oil (Brent): $US65.93 +0.21%

Oil (WTI): $US56.30 -0.51%

Coal: $US95.30 -1.09%

Iron ore 62% fe: $US86.51 1.28%

AUD/USD: $US0.7025

 

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What got you talking yesterday

Infant formula was of great interest on the Stockhead Facebook chat forum, with news that Bubs Australia (ASX:BUB) had signed a deal with Chinese tinner Beingmate for the latter to sell the former’s formula in mother and baby stores in China. 30,000 stores in China.

Most members thought the news was exciting but member Alan Daw raised a great point: “Let’s hope they do better than Fonterra did with their previous partnership,” referring to Kiwi dairy giant Fonterra winding down its relationship with Beingmate late last year.

These were the five most-discussed stocks on trading gossip forum HotCopper at close on Wednesday:

 

 

Yesterday’s winners

It was no surprise that Bubs was one of the big winners yesterday. Its shares closed up 24 per cent at 7.5c.

Explorer Ardiden (ASX:ADV) was another big winner, closing up 33 per cent to 0.4c, after it boosted the size of its Seymour Lake lithium project resource by 400 per cent.

The Canadian-focused explorer and developer was up over 50 per cent to 0.4c in morning trade, paring some of the losses suffered over the past year.

It’s a pretty stunning project area by the way. Check this out:

ASX code Company name Price Percentage change Market cap Volume
IDZ Indoor Skydiving Australia Gro 0.009 50% $1,200,000 8.6M
ADV Ardiden Ltd 0.004 33% $6,700,000 41.1M
BLY Boart Longyear Ltd 0.004 33% $105,200,000 8.0M
TV2 TV2U International Ltd 0.008 33% $17,300,000 5.5M
LNU Linius Technologies Ltd 0.039 30% $35,700,000 4.4M
CDT Castle Minerals Ltd 0.009 29% $2,000,000 553.4k
BLZ Blaze International Ltd 0.028 27% $5,800,000 24.0k
ANL Amani Gold Ltd 0.003 25% $8,700,000 3.5M
LRS Latin Resources Ltd 0.003 25% $7,300,000 4.6M
MDX Mindax Ltd 0.005 25% $4,300,000 820.0k
BUB Bubs Australia Ltd 0.0745 24% $331,400,000 32.0M
IXU IXUP Ltd 0.13 24% $20,600,000 15.0k
TNT Tesserent Ltd 0.063 24% $9,300,000 581.2k
AR9 Archtis Ltd 0.1 23% $12,300,000 93.3k
SP3 Spectur Ltd 0.14 22% $7,900,000 180.6k
OPN OpenDNA Ltd 0.058 21% $11,600,000 2.2M
DDD 3D Resources Ltd 0.003 20% $3,300,000 1.6M
ELT Elementos Ltd 0.006 20% $9,200,000 40.0M
RFN Reffind Ltd 0.006 20% $3,600,000 12.0M
IHR intelliHR Holdings Ltd 0.16 19% $16,300,000 412.3k
WZR Wisr Ltd 0.069 19% $37,800,000 18.7M

 

Yesterday’s losers

Cash-strapped explorer Horseshoe Metals (ASX:HOR) closed down 11 per cent at 0.8c after announcing the potential sale of its flagship copper gold project.

But as usual, most of the biggest falls were penny stocks dropping tenths of a cent.

ASX code Company name Last price % change Market cap Volume
VPR Volt Power Group Ltd 0.001 -50% $320,700,000 50.0k
RXH Rewardle Holdings Ltd 0.002 -50% $1,100,000 100.0k
DAU Dampier Gold Ltd 0.023 -39% $4,000,000 60.0k
VAL Valor Resources Ltd 0.002 -33% $3,800,000 8.8M
NWE Norwest Energy NL 0.002 -33% $6,800,000 250.0k
CGM Cougar Metals NL 0.001 -33% $978,000 25.4M
AHK ARK Mines Ltd 0.011 -27% $562,000 10.0k
MHC Manhattan Corp Ltd 0.003 -25% $2,200,000 1.0M
CLZ Classic Minerals Ltd 0.002 -25% $4,500,000 6.0M
BAS Bass Oil Ltd 0.003 -25% $7,800,000 25.6k
AOA Ausmon Resources Ltd 0.003 -25% $1,600,000 1.7M
CLA Celsius Resources Ltd 0.02 -20% $15,900,000 20.4M
SMI Santana Minerals Ltd 0.004 -20% $2,200,000 7.9M
QGL Quantum Graphite Ltd 0.002 -20% $15,000,000 6.6M
PSM Peninsula Mines Ltd 0.004 -20% $3,500,000 15.0k
MNC Metminco Ltd 0.002 -20% $2,400,000 1.8M
GTE Great Western Exploration Ltd 0.004 -20% $3,900,000 1.2M
EM2 Eagle Mountain Mining Ltd 0.13 -19% $11,100,000 171.9k
SYA Sayona Mining Ltd 0.018 -18% $31,000,000 31.7M
NVU Nanoveu Ltd 0.074 -18% $10,100,000 156.2k
SIL Smiles Inclusive Ltd 0.14 -18% $8,100,000 1.3M

 

That’s all you need to know. Go go go!