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 codeCompany namePricePercentage changeMarket capVolume
IDZ Indoor Skydiving Australia Gro0.00950%$1,200,0008.6M
ADV Ardiden Ltd0.00433%$6,700,00041.1M
BLY Boart Longyear Ltd0.00433%$105,200,0008.0M
TV2 TV2U International Ltd0.00833%$17,300,0005.5M
LNU Linius Technologies Ltd0.03930%$35,700,0004.4M
CDT Castle Minerals Ltd0.00929%$2,000,000553.4k
BLZ Blaze International Ltd0.02827%$5,800,00024.0k
ANL Amani Gold Ltd0.00325%$8,700,0003.5M
LRS Latin Resources Ltd0.00325%$7,300,0004.6M
MDX Mindax Ltd0.00525%$4,300,000820.0k
BUB Bubs Australia Ltd0.074524%$331,400,00032.0M
IXU IXUP Ltd0.1324%$20,600,00015.0k
TNT Tesserent Ltd0.06324%$9,300,000581.2k
AR9 Archtis Ltd0.123%$12,300,00093.3k
SP3 Spectur Ltd0.1422%$7,900,000180.6k
OPN OpenDNA Ltd0.05821%$11,600,0002.2M
DDD 3D Resources Ltd0.00320%$3,300,0001.6M
ELT Elementos Ltd0.00620%$9,200,00040.0M
RFN Reffind Ltd0.00620%$3,600,00012.0M
IHR intelliHR Holdings Ltd0.1619%$16,300,000412.3k
WZR Wisr Ltd0.06919%$37,800,00018.7M

 

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 codeCompany nameLast price% changeMarket capVolume
VPR Volt Power Group Ltd0.001-50%$320,700,00050.0k
RXH Rewardle Holdings Ltd0.002-50%$1,100,000100.0k
DAU Dampier Gold Ltd0.023-39%$4,000,00060.0k
VAL Valor Resources Ltd0.002-33%$3,800,0008.8M
NWE Norwest Energy NL0.002-33%$6,800,000250.0k
CGM Cougar Metals NL0.001-33%$978,00025.4M
AHK ARK Mines Ltd0.011-27%$562,00010.0k
MHC Manhattan Corp Ltd0.003-25%$2,200,0001.0M
CLZ Classic Minerals Ltd0.002-25%$4,500,0006.0M
BAS Bass Oil Ltd0.003-25%$7,800,00025.6k
AOA Ausmon Resources Ltd0.003-25%$1,600,0001.7M
CLA Celsius Resources Ltd0.02-20%$15,900,00020.4M
SMI Santana Minerals Ltd0.004-20%$2,200,0007.9M
QGL Quantum Graphite Ltd0.002-20%$15,000,0006.6M
PSM Peninsula Mines Ltd0.004-20%$3,500,00015.0k
MNC Metminco Ltd0.002-20%$2,400,0001.8M
GTE Great Western Exploration Ltd0.004-20%$3,900,0001.2M
EM2 Eagle Mountain Mining Ltd0.13-19%$11,100,000171.9k
SYA Sayona Mining Ltd0.018-18%$31,000,00031.7M
NVU Nanoveu Ltd0.074-18%$10,100,000156.2k
SIL Smiles Inclusive Ltd0.14-18%$8,100,0001.3M

 

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