Below is a look at 4 small-cap stocks and some of these have seen volatility owing to commodity prices.
Admedus Limited (ASX:AHZ) is under health care sector and is into developing, investing and delivering leading edge medical technologies on immunology and other healthcare fronts. The stock last traded at a market price of $0.135 with a flat movement, as at market open on August 03, 2018. The stock has seen a performance change of -46.00% over the past 12 months. The market capitalization for the stock is $38.34 million. The securities of the company have gone under the trading halt at the request of the company pending an announcement regarding a capital raising. In order to securing $8.76 million before costs in additional investment, a placement and share purchase plan was taken up recently. Record revenue of $6.6 million for the June quarter was delivered by the company and this showcases improvement in performance. The group is now signing many agreements for distribution, including the one lately signed in Italy.
Argosy Minerals Limited (ASX:AGY), the lithium player under the metals and mining sector, saw its stock trading at a market price of $0.170 and the stock has seen a performance change of 120.78% over the past 12 months. Argosy Minerals, under option comprising a total of 2,572
hectares of significant lithium and associated infrastructure services, and mining easement right landholdings, completed outright purchase of Rincon Lithium project mining tenements. For potential off take and other LCE (lithium carbonate) end-users, the company has continued engagement with Asian and other LCE end users.
Altura Mining Limited (ASX: AJM) is under metals and mining sector with Pilgangoora Lithium project as a key asset for operations. The stock traded at a market price of $0.27 and a market capitalization of $473.17 million, as at market open on August 03, 2018. The performance change over the past 12 months has been 52.94%. The company has recently had a first lithium concentrate produced at the Altura Lithium Mine and the process plant commissioning at the Altura Lithium operation is targeting a SC6 product for the life of mine. The year on year revenue for Altura Mining Ltd had fallen by -5.85% from 1.35 million to 1.27 million. From a loss of $31.50 million to a smaller loss of $6.13 million, the company grew its net income.
Pilbara Minerals Limited (ASX: PLS) is a well-known lithium player under metals and mining sector, with mine development and Lithium and Tantalum exploration. The stock was trading at a market price of $0.895, as at market open on August 03, 2018 with outstanding update from its Pilgangoora DFS result; and has a market capitalization of $1.47 billion. PLS has witnessed a performance change over the past 12 months of 119.48%, but has been slammed since 2018 beginning owing to volatility in lithium prices. The company is on track to become a major global lithium producer, with pathway to full production clear and commissioning on track. Construction of the Stage 1 concentrator has been largely completed. With 213 million tons grading 1.32% spodumene and 116 ppm Tantalum oxide, there is a 36% increase in tonnage and increase in grade to the Pilgangoora Mineral Resource. The cash balance was about A$120 million as at June 30, 2018. The Company received cash proceeds of A$55.4M from the second drawdown of the senior secured bond facility, during the June Quarter.
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