NEW YORK, Aug. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX: OTCM), operator of financial markets for 10,000 U.S. and global securities, today announced the second quarter 2016 performance and quarterly rebalancing of the OTCQX® indexes, the OTCQB® Venture Index, the OTCM QX ADR 30 Index and the OTCM ADR Index.
The OTCQX Composite Index (.OTCQX), which tracks the overall performance of the OTCQX Best Market, is up 1.3% in the second quarter. 31 companies were added to the Index in the second quarter and 44 companies were removed.
The OTCQX Billion+ Index (.OTCQXBIL), which tracks the performance of OTCQX companies with a market capitalization of $1 billion or greater, is up 1.1%. Two companies were added to the Index this quarter, Britvic plc (OTCQX: BTVCY) and Technicolor (OTCQX: TCLRY) while five companies were removed.
The OTCQX Dividend Index (.OTCQXDIV), designed as a benchmark for the performance of US and International Companies trading on the OTCQX marketplace that pay a regular dividend, is down 2.2% in the second quarter. 17 new companies joined the Index, while 15 companies were removed.
The OTCQX Banks Index (.OTCQXBK), comprised of investor-focused community and regional banks traded on OTCQX, is up 1.0% in the second quarter. Eight companies were added to the Index during the second quarter: Blue Valley Ban Corp. (OTCQX: BVBC), Commercial Bancshares, Inc. (OTCQX: CMOH), Community Bank of Santa Maria (CA) (OTCQX: CYSM), First Choice Bank Cerritos CA (OTCQX: FCBK), First Colebrook Bancorp, Inc. (OTCQX: FCNH), Highlands Bankshares, Inc. (VA) (OTCQX: HLND), Pinnacle Bankshares Corp.(OTCQX: PPBN) and Woodlands Financial Services Co. (OTCQX: WDFN). 12 companies were removed from the Index.
The OTCQX International Index (.OTCQXINT), a benchmark for OTCQX international companies, is up 1.3% in the second quarter. 18 companies were added to the Index in the second quarter, while 18 were removed.
The OTCQX U.S. Index (.OTCQXUS), comprised of established, investor-driven U.S. based OTCQX companies remains unchanged in the second quarter. 13 new companies were added to the Index in the second quarter and 26 were removed.
The OTCQB Venture Index (.OTCQB), which tracks the overall performance of the OTCQB market, is down 24.8%. 117 companies were added to the index, while 136 were removed.
The OTCM QX ADR 30 Index (.OTCQX30), powered by BNY Mellon DR IndicesSM and comprised of the 30 largest, most actively-traded American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) on OTCQX, is down 1.4% in the second quarter. Three companies were added to the Index: Grupo Financiero Banorte, S.A.B. De C.V. (OTCQX: GBOOY), Shiseido Company, Ltd. (OTCQX: SSDOY) and UPM-Kymmene Corp. (OTCQX: UPMKY) in the second quarter and three were removed.
The OTCM ADR Index (.OTCDR), powered by BNY Mellon DR Indices and comprised of ADRs traded on the OTCQX, OTCQB and Pink Markets, declined 2.2% in the second quarter. 23 companies were added to the Index in the second quarter and 29 companies were removed.
For a list of all index additions and deletions, http://www.otcmarkets.com/content/doc/Q2-2016-Index-Constituent-Changes.pdf
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.
The OTCQX Composite Index, OTCQX Billion+ Index, OTCQX Dividend Index, OTCQX International Index, OTCQX U.S. Index, OTCQX Banks Index and OTCQB Venture Index have minimum liquidity screens to ensure tradability.
All index data is priced in real-time and is available on the OTC Markets Group website, www.otcmarkets.com, and via major financial data distributors and websites, including Bloomberg, Reuters and FT.com.
Past performance does not guarantee future results. Investors cannot invest directly in any of these indexes.
OTC Markets Group Inc. provides no advice, recommendation or endorsement with respect to any company or securities. Nothing herein shall be deemed to constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy securities.
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