NEW YORK , Oct. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- OTC Markets Group Inc. ( OTCM ), operator of financial markets for 10,000 U.S. and global securities, today announced the third quarter 2018 performance and quarterly rebalancing of the OTCQX® and OTCQB® indexes, including the OTCQX Canada Index and the OTCQX Dividend Index.
The OTCQX Composite Index (.OTCQX), a benchmark for the overall OTCQX Best Market, was up 2.6% in the third quarter. Fifty new companies were added to the index, including: AusCann Group Holdings Ltd. ( OTCQX: ACNNF ), Community Bancorp, Inc. ( OTCQX: CMTV ), Freedom Oil and Gas Ltd. ( OTCQX: FDMQY ), Lyons Bancorp, Inc. https://www.otcmarkets.com/stock/CZID/overview ( OTCQX: LYBC ), Organigram Holdings, Inc. ( OTCQX: OGRMF ), Sky Plc ( OTCQX: BSYBF ) and Victory Square Technologies Inc ( OTCQX: VSQTF ). Fifteen companies were removed from the index, including: Riverview Financial ( RIVE ), which graduated to NASDAQ on 8/14/18, SilverCrest Metals ( SILV ) which went to NYSE AMERICAN on 8/21/18 and FVCBankcorp ( FVCB ) which graduated to NASDAQ on 9/14/18.
The OTCQX Billion+ Index (.OTCQXBIL), which tracks the performance of $1 billion -plus market cap OTCQX companies, was up 2.6% for the quarter. Six companies were added to the index, including Largo Resources Ltd. ( OTCQX: LGORF ) and Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd. ( OTCQX: TGODF). Four companies were removed.
The OTCQX Dividend Index (.OTCQXDIV), which tracks dividend-paying U.S. and international OTCQX companies, was up 2.4% in the quarter. Sixteen new companies were added to the index and 7 companies were removed.
The OTCQX Banks Index (.OTCQXBK), comprised of OTCQX community and regional banks, increased 2.7% in the quarter. Fifteen companies were added to the index in the quarter and 6 companies were removed. The 15 banks added were: Community Capital Bancshares, Inc. ( OTCQX: ALBY ), Blue Valley Ban Corp. ( OTCQX: BVBC ), Coastal Carolina Bancshares Inc. ( OTCQX: CCNB ), Community Bancorp, Inc. ( OTCQX: CMTV ), Delmar Bancorp ( OTCQX: DBCP ), Dacotah Banks , Inc. ( OTCQX: DBIN ), Equitable Financial Corp. ( OTCQX: EQFN ), First Farmers Financial Corp. ( OTCQX: FFMR ), Greater Hudson Bank (NY) ( OTCQX: GHDS ), GrandSouth Bancorporation ( OTCQX: GRRB ), Lyons Bancorp, Inc. ( OTCQX: LYBC ), MetroCity Bankshares Inc. ( OTCQX: MCBS ), SVB&T Corporation ( OTCQX: SVBT ) and Victory Bancorp Inc. ( OTCQX: VTYB ).
The OTCQX International Index (.OTCQXINT), a benchmark for international OTCQX companies, was up 2.6% for the quarter. Twenty-nine companies were added to the index and 6 companies were removed.
The OTCQX Canada Index (.OTCQXCAN), which tracks Canadian OTCQX companies, was up 7.6% in the third quarter. Twenty companies were added to the index and 3 companies were removed. Among those added: Almonty Industries Inc. ( OTCQX: ALMTF), Fortress Global Enterprises Inc. ( OTCQX: FTPLF), Invictus MD Strategies Corp. ( OTCQX: IVITF ) and Petroshale, Inc. ( OTCQX: PSHIF ).
The OTCQX U.S. Index (.OTCQXUS), a benchmark for U.S. OTCQX companies, was down 1.2% in the third quarter. Twenty-one companies were added to the index and 9 companies were removed.
The OTCQB Venture Index (.OTCQB), which tracks the overall OTCQB Venture Market, was up 7.5% in the third quarter. One hundred twenty-seven companies were added to the index and eighty companies were rmoved. Among those added: AIT Therapeutics, Inc. ( OTCQB: AITB ), Premier Biomedical Inc ( OTCQB: BIEI ) and Quantum Energy, Inc. ( OTCQB: QEGY ). Eighty companies were removed from the index, including: Chaparral Energy ( CHAP ) which graduated to NYSE on 7/4/2018 and 3Pea International ( TPNL ) which graduated to NASDAQ on 8/10/2018.
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All indexes are market capitalization-weighted and adjusted on a quarterly basis for additions and share changes over 5% during the months of March, June, September and December. In the case of ADRs, the DR ratio is considered. Dividends are re-invested as of the close of business the day before the ex-dividend date.
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Past performance does not guarantee future results. Investors cannot invest directly in any of these indexes.
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