Rapid Movers

Three small-caps that impressed the market today

Wed 09 Feb 22, 4:00pm (AEST)

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Key Points

  • Rectifier Technologies was up 118.6% an hour out from the close
  • Caspin Resources share price was up 37.50% an hour out from the close
  • GO2 gave back most of the early gains to end the day around 2.86% higher

Given that traders have an eye for an opportunity when they see it, stocks that move rapidly at the open, aren’t always able to hold those gains at the close.

Here's a snapshot look at three entirely different stocks that experienced early rapid gains today: But did they all manage to close higher?

The GO2 People

Subsidiary of recruitment stock GO2 People (ASX: GO2) was up 11.43% at the open today after announcing that an exclusive services arrangement has been secured with the Advanced Traffic Management group of companies (ATM) for the supply of recruitment, labour hire, traineeship and training services.

However, an hour out from the close the provider of vertically integrated recruitment had given up most of the early gains.

$22m in revenue

The newly created Skill Hire Traffic Management Division leverages Skill Hire’s vertically integrated service offering, to avail a full suite of Employment and Training services to support ATM with their current and future workforce requirements.

The recruitment and labour hire supply of the traffic management workforce for ATM will include Human Resources, Injury Management, OHS and Payroll functions.

Based on ATM’s projected labour requirements through to 30 June 2023, GO2 estimates that the labour hire component of the Services Contract with ATM could represent approximately $22m in new revenue in the first year alone.

GO2 People CEO, Shawn Murphy commented:

“During the last 18 months we have been working hard to create a service offering that enables us to truly partner with our key clients to support them to build their workforces.”

 The ATM partnership is a great example of this, where we can support clients with all four key Business Units within our organisation, to help them achieve their growth plans.”

Caspin Resources

Perth based junior explorer, Caspin Resources (ASX: CPN) share price was up 37.50% an hour out from the close after announcing “significant zone of nickel-copper-PGE mineralisation” at “Yarawindah Brook’, while Greentech Metals (ASX: GRE) intersected high grade copper and zinc at ‘Whundo’.

Caspin Resources (CPN) has received results from the first hole drilled at the XC-22 prospect within the Yarawindah Brook PGE-Nickel-Copper project in Western Australia.

Two high-grade zones

The hole intersected a 68-metre-thick mineralised sulphide zone, which includes two higher-grade zones.

The upper nickel-copper sulphide zone returned two metres at 1.42% nickel, 0.47% copper and 0.33 grams per tonne (g/t) of 3E (palladium, platinum, and gold) from 46 metres.

The lower sulphide, PGE-rich zone returned 13 metres at 0.97g/t 3E, 0.26% nickel and 0.21% copper from 101 metres including two metres at 2.88g/t 3E, 0.23 per cent nickel and 0.09 per cent copper from 112 metres.

Significant breakthrough

The lower PGE-rich horizon has a stratigraphic correlation with historical drill holes.

Based on the company’s assessment, the PGE-rich horizon has at least 200 metres of continuity down-dip which it described as a ‘very significant breakthrough’ for the project.

CEO Greg Miles described the result as “captivating result” with the company having taken a major step forward on the pathway to discovery.

We’ve confirmed significant nickel and copper sulphide mineralisation at shallow depths associated with the AEM anomaly that stretches over 700 metres. Mineralisation is open in all directions and is an exciting target,” he said.

“The lower PGE-rich mineralisation is probably even more enticing. This is the first time we’ve been able to demonstrate continuous PGE mineralisation from surface into the basement rocks at potentially economic levels.”

Late February, Caspin intends to recommence drill testing at the XC-22 prospect to follow up on the latest results.

The company also plans to undertake ground electromagnetic surveys at the prospect, subject to crew availability.

Rectifier Technologies

Melbourne-based designer and manufacturer of high efficiency power rectifiers Rectifier Technologies (ASX: RFT) was up 118.6% an hour out from the close after receiving significant new purchase orders.

To the uninitiated, Rectifier Technologies specialises in developing and manufacturing high reliability and high efficiency power conversion products.

$27.9m in new purchase orders were from Tritium, for the supply of 35-kilowatt high-voltage and high-efficiency modular power supply units for high-powered DC electric vehicle charging.

Rectifier management regards today’s announcement as a significant milestone in the co-operation between Rectifier and Tritium, which commenced in 2017.

Written By

Mark Story


Mark is an award-winning investigative financial journalist and editor who started his career working for Marathon Oil in London. He has a degree in politics/economics, a diploma in journalism and has completed the Institute of Directors course. Mark has worked on 70-plus newspapers and financial publications across Australia, NZ, the US, and Asia including: The Australian Financial Review, Money Magazine, Australian Property Investor and Finance Asia. Mark is passionate about improving the financial literacy of all Australians through the highest quality content.

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