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Tech & Science Rise and Shine: What you need to know before the ASX opens

01:10  07 april  2020
01:10  07 april  2020 Source:   stockhead.com.au

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The following companies are in trading halts or voluntary suspensions and are expected to exit in the next 48 hours: Friday: Pearl Global ( ASX :PG1) – capital raising. Vulcan Energy Resources ( ASX :VUL) – clarification of capital structure. Alto Metals ( ASX :AME) – exploration results and corporate update.

In February data, keep your eye out for private sector credit on Tuesday and monthly retail sales on Friday. The following companies are in trading halts and are expected to exit in the next two trading days: Monday: IDP Education ( ASX :IEL) – COVID impact. Fe ( ASX :FEL) – sale transaction of iron ore

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On Stockhead today, everything you need to know about why the juniors are chasing a porphyry payday, this unlisted company MGC Pharmaceuticals ( ASX :MXC) – commercial sales agreement. AVZ Minerals ( ASX :AVZ) – update on placement. Liquified Natural Gas ( ASX :LNG) – funding

Later on, US markets will get the latest inflation print for the month of February. The following companies are in trading halts or voluntary suspensions and are expected to exit in the next 48 hours: Wednesday: Empire Resources ( ASX :ERL) – exploration results. Rent.com.au ( ASX :RNT) – capital

But first…

 

The day ahead

Today the Reserve Bank Board will be having its regular monthly meeting.

While it is not expected to cut interest rates again (and has room to move anyway), its comments on the last couple of week’s developments will be fascinating to watch — specifically if it thinks its own actions and the government’s are working to limit the economic damage caused by COVID-19.

Also look out for Australia’s trade balance and the weekly ANZ-Roy Morgan consumer confidence.

 

Tuesday:

Indiana Resources (ASX:IDA) – capital raising

Neometals (ASX:NMT) – joint venture transaction

Peak Resources (ASX:PEK) – capital raising

eSense-Lab (ASX:ESE) – capital raising

PolyNovo (ASX:PNV) – clinical trial results, update & funding

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It’s a quiet day locally to end the week, while there’s a raft of manufacturing and services PMIs for February due out across Japan, the US, UK and Europe. The following ASX companies are in trading halts and are expected to exit in the next two trading days: Friday: Resapp Health ( ASX :RAP)

Cann Global ( ASX :CGB) – institutional investment. Bardoc Gold ( ASX :BDC) – pre-feasibility study. Arafura Resources ( ASX :ARU) – reserve statement update. Western Australia’s Pilbara region is best known for iron ore. But there are a handful of small caps exploring for gold in the region including the

Alterra (ASX:1AG) – avocado development project

Wednesday:

Anova Metals (ASX:AWV) – capital raising update

Marmota (ASX:MEU) – drilling results

Predictive Discovery (ASX:PDI) – capital raising

 

Markets

Gold: $US1,619.30 ($2,692.90) (+0.43%)

Silver: $US14.40 (-0.71%)

Oil (WTI): $US28.34 (+11.93%)

Oil (Brent): $US34.11 (+13.93%)

Coal: $US63.82 (-1.79%)

Iron 62pc Fe: $US82.38 (+0.80%)

AUD/USD: $US0.6017 (+0.33%)

Bitcoin: $US6,759.72 (-1.06%)

 

What got you talking yesterday

On Twitter it was Bevis Yeo’s recap of which small cap gold explorers are hunting for the deep riches in the Kalgoorlie region.

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What got you talking yesterday. The broader lithium sector may be struggling but Lake Resources ( ASX :LKE) revealed its technology works like a treat. It produces lithium good enough to use in batteries. The stock surged over 60 per cent yesterday morning and got the most attention on Twitter.

Chalice Gold Mines ( ASX :CHN) – drilling results. Impression Healthcare ( ASX :IHL) – supply agreement. Regional Express ( ASX :REX) – revised profit guidance. What got you talking yesterday. Each day, around 20 minutes after the ASX opens we put out a recap of the best-performing stocks in early trade.

These were the most tipped stocks (weekly) on Stocks in Play:

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Yesterday’s winners

Code Company Price % Change Market Cap Volume
RXH Rewardle Holdings Ltd 0.006 500.00% $3.2M 652.4K
SKN Skin Elements 0.089 147.22% $28.0M 120.6M
SIH Sihayo Gold 0.011 120.00% $25.2M 481.1K
WNB Wellness Beauty Solutions 0.012 100.00% $12.0M 166.1M
TOU Tlou Energy Ltd 0.076 90.00% $34.2M 631.9K
OIL Optiscan Imaging Ltd 0.042 82.61% $20.1M 4.1M
SHO Sportshero 0.005 66.67% $1.6M 960.0K
WTL Wt Financial Group Ltd 0.038 58.33% $5.7M 22.0K
BOT Botanix Pharma 0.05 51.52% $53.5M 34.8M
VAL Valor Resources 0.002 50.00% $1.9M 12.5M
ANA Ansila Energy NL 0.009 50.00% $3.1M 7.3M
UUV UUV Aquabotix 0.002 100.00% $682K 2.4M
LMG Latrobe Magnesium Ltd 0.009 50.00% $7.8M 175.9K
ROG Red Sky Energy 0.002 50.00% $1.6M 41.3M
QGL Quantum Graphite 0.031 47.62% $4.6M 300.0K
3DA Amaero Intl 0.14 46.46% $17.3M 319.8K
CNB Carnaby Resources 0.05 42.86% $3.4M 135.0K
CXU Cauldron Energy Ltd 0.017 41.67% $4.5M 84.5K
MSG MCS Services Ltd 0.014 40.00% $1.9M 50.0K
EGR Kibaran Resources Ltd 0.07 37.25% $15.7M 819.8K
 

Yesterday’s losers

Code Company Price % Change Market Cap Volume
AVW Avira Energy 0.001 -50.00% $2.3M 558.20K
SI6 Six Sigma Metals 0.001 -33.33% $645K 0.42K
MPH Mediland Pharm 0.1 -33.33% $46.9M 28.89K
BSM Bass Metals Ltd 0.002 -33.33% $8.4M 679.75K
KMT Kopore Metals 0.002 -33.33% $1.3M 995.81K
HPR High Peak Royalties Ltd 0.06 -33.33% $17.1M 0.72K
ICU Isentric Ltd 0.006 -33.33% $1.2M 10.55K
SRI Sipa Resources Ltd 0.04 -32.77% $5.7M 381.95K
IPB IPB Petroleum 0.008 -27.27% $1.9M 35.00K
BRK Brookside Energy 0.003 -25.00% $3.0M 680.00K
HWK Hawkstone Mining 0.003 -25.00% $4.1M 2.35M
WRM White Rock Minerals Ltd 0.003 -25.00% $5.6M 4.00M
DCX Discovex Resources 0.003 -25.00% $3.8M 1.49M
NCL Netccentric Ltd 0.022 -24.14% $7.6M 279.48K
OAR Oakdale Resources Ltd 0.002 -20.00% $1.2M 7.29M
MLL Mali Lithium 0.044 -20.00% $14.0M 1.73M
EGL The Environmental Group Ltd 0.024 -20.00% $5.2M 320.00K
BOC Bougainville Copper 0.2 -20.00% $80.2M 30.08K
AVE Avecho Bio 0.002 -20.00% $3.2M 308.30K

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