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ASX Small Cap Lunch Wrap: Who’s made the switch forward this morning?

As if Australia wasn’t divided enough, the states were split even more over the weekend.

Daylight savings began in NSW, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and the ACT, taking Australia from three standard time zones to five.

You might be forgiven for thinking Sydneysiders are only on a public holiday just to get used to it, but it’s actually been permanent there since 1971 following trials earlier in the century. It’s only coincided with the Labour Day long weekend since 2008.

While Western Australia, the Northern Territory and Queensland don’t participate in the clock change, arguably the latter state is closer than ever to making the change.

Just before the change this year, a survey out of the University of Queensland showed that 60% of Queenslanders want it – although there is a sharp divide between Brisbane and the state’s tropics, with 70% of Brisbane people in favour and just 46% in the tropics.

And with tens of thousands of Sydneysiders and Melburnians having relocated north since COVID-19, they just might start to miss the later sunsets come the summer.

…and a sunrise at 4.30am.

To the markets and the ASX had a solid start to the week even with three states on holidays. All sectors were in the green except healthcare with the best being financials and travel stocks.

But in the past hour, the Evergrande saga took another twist. The company is now suspended for trading in Hong Kong. The Nikkei and Hang Seng both dropped as they opened this morning.



Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks for October 4 [intraday]:

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Code Name Price % Change Volume
JGH Jade Gas Holdings 0.081 995 26215656
ITG Intega Group Limited 0.875 54 11310661
MLS Metals Australia 0.0015 50 3548373
OVT Ovato Limited 0.003 50 850000
AKN Auking Mining Ltd 0.29 38 22699228
CCE Carnegie Cln Energy 0.0025 25 28551173
TIG Tigers Realm Coal 0.022 22 9040529
IQ3 Iq3Corp Limited 0.14 22 11489
CAV Carnavale Resources 0.007 17 80378
BTR Brightstar Resources 0.038 15 2836191
AIB Aurora Glb Trust 0.115 15 64
GES Genesis Resources 0.016 14 96000
GTG Genetic Technologies 0.008 14 15306594
AGD Austral Gold 0.12 14 450000
CXM Centrex Metals 0.048 14 63669
LPD Lepidico Ltd 0.024 14 22162614
IPT Impact Minerals 0.017 13 593262
EXP Experience Co Ltd 0.4 13 629223
HHR Hartshead Resources 0.026 13 9618420
UCW UCW Ltd 0.13 13 47912
GSN Great Southern 0.061 13 478318

Topping the bourse today was High Grade Metals which has recapitalised as Jade Gas (ASX:JGH) and refocused to gas exploration in Mongolia.

WA base metals explorer Auking Mining (ASX:AKN) rocketed off the back of its first assay results from a drilling program at its Koongie Park project. Headline results included 124m at 1.03% copper, 1.08% zinc, 1.54% lead and 50g/t gold.

Intega Group (ASX:ITG) climbed after receiving a takeover offer from Dutch engineering certification company Kiwa.

And one of the first companies to release its quarterly cash flow and activities report, Genetic Technologies (ASX:GTG), climbed after announcing a material increase in cash receipts for the September quarter to $850,000 from $68,000 in the June quarter.



Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks for October 1 [intraday]:

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Code Name Price % Change Volume
WOO Wooboard Tech Ltd 0.0015 -25 602488
XTE Xtek Limited 0.28 -23 793163
ALT Analytica Limited 0.002 -20 2050
FYI FYI Resources Ltd 0.45 -15 7962511
FG1 Flynngold 0.15 -14 135104
HCD Hydrocarbon Dynamic 0.019 -14 768774
AQC Auspaccoal Ltd 0.13 -13 2500
NVX Novonix Limited 5.68 -13 3978831
GGX Gas2Grid Limited 0.0035 -13 2208409
TDO 3D Oil Limited 0.05 -12 807900
RGL Riversgold 0.024 -11 1122647
MSI Multistack Internat. 0.04 -11 295341
AEV Avenira Limited 0.008 -11 650000
KNB Koonenberrygold 0.135 -10 90893
LNY Laneway Res Ltd 0.0045 -10 1000000
JPR Jupiter Energy 0.046 -10 737916
TMK Tamaska Oil Gas Ltd 0.01 -9 20458084
HHI Health House Int Ltd 0.1 -9 21082
AXE Archer Materials 1.58 -9 1383732
HNR Hannans Ltd 0.031 -9 32132226
CTE Cryosite Limited 0.37 -9 23305
DEM De.Mem Ltd 0.275 -8 1600

Xtek (ASX:XTE) fell off the back of a capital raising – completed at a discount to nearly 30% of its share price last week.

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