NEW YORK, April 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX: OTCM), operator of financial markets for 10,000 U.S. and global securities, today announced the first quarter 2017 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 9.8% in the first quarter. Thirty-seven companies were added to the index, including Advantage Lithium Corp. (OTCQX: AVLIF), BBX Capital Corporation (OTCQX: BBXT), Clean TeQ Holdings Ltd. (OTCQX: CTEQF), Coda Octopus Group, Inc. (OTCQX: COGI), Distinct Infrastructure Group Inc. (OTCQX: DSTFF), IDW Media Holdings, Inc. (OTCQX: IDWM), InPlay Oil Corp. (OTCQX: IPOOF), Mace Security International, Inc. (OTCQX: MACE), Minco Gold Corp. (OTCQX: MGHCF), Mogo Finance Technology Inc. (OTCQX: MOGOF), Profound Medical Corp. (OTCQX: PRFMF) and Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. (OTCQX: SBSAA), which all joined OTCQX during the quarter. Twenty-nine companies were removed from the index, including Americas Silver Corporation, which graduated to NYSE MKT on January 19, 2017.
The OTCQX Billion+ Index (.OTCQXBIL), which tracks the performance of $1 billion-plus market cap OTCQX companies, was up 9.9% for the quarter. Two companies were added to the index and five companies were removed.
The OTCQX Dividend Index (.OTCQXDIV), which tracks dividend-paying U.S. and international OTCQX companies, rose 9.9% in the quarter. Nine companies were added to the index and 12 companies were removed.
The OTCQX Banks Index (.OTCQXBK), comprised of OTCQX community and regional banks, increased 9.4% in the quarter. Nine companies were added to the index in the quarter and seven companies were removed.
The OTCQX International Index (.OTCQXINT), a benchmark for international OTCQX companies, was up 9.9% for the quarter. Fifteen companies were added to the index and 19 companies were removed, including Americas Silver Corp.
The OTCQX Canada Index (.OTCQXCAN), which tracks Canadian OTCQX companies, rose 6.1% in the first quarter. Eleven companies were added to the index and 10 companies were removed.
The OTCQX U.S. Index (.OTCQXUS), a benchmark for U.S. OTCQX companies, was up 2.0% in the first quarter. Twenty-two companies were added to the index and 10 companies were removed.
The OTCQB Venture Index (.OTCQB), which tracks the overall OTCQB Venture Market, was down 2.6% in the first quarter. One hundred thirty-seven companies were added to the index and 82 companies were removed, including Akoustis Technologies, Inc., Cachet Financial Solutions, Inc., Lilis Energy, Inc., Meridian Waste Solutions, Inc., Neurotrope, Inc., Sigma Labs, Inc. and Valeritas Holdings, Inc., which all graduated to Nasdaq during the quarter, and Auxilio, Inc., Matinas Biopharma Holdings, Inc. and Takung Art Co., Ltd., which graduated to NYSE MKT.
The OTCM QX ADR 30 Index (.OTCQX30), powered by BNY Mellon DR IndicesSM and comprised of the 30 largest, most actively-traded OTCQX American Depositary Receipts, was up 8.6% in the first quarter. Two companies were added to the index and two companies 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, rose 8.2% in the quarter. Six companies were added to the index in the quarter and 17 companies were removed.
For a list of all index additions and deletions, visit http://www.otcmarkets.com/content/doc/Q1_2017_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.
About OTC Markets Group Inc.
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