NEW YORK, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX: OTCM) today announced the second quarter 2014 performance of the OTCM ADR Index (Bloomberg/Reuters: OTCDR; Thomson: DFCDR) and the OTCQX ADR 30 Index (Bloomberg/Reuters: OTCQX30; Thomson: DGCQX), powered by BNY Mellon DR IndicesSM.
The OTCM ADR Index, the only index exclusively tracking American Depositary Receipts ("ADRs") on the OTCQX®, OTCQB® and OTC Pink® marketplaces, rose 4.23% in the second quarter, reversing a 0.13% decline in the first quarter. The index was up 4.1% year-to-date.
The OTCQX ADR 30 Index, which launched on April 9, increased 3.43% in the second quarter. The index is comprised of the 30 largest ADRs on the OTCQX marketplace which has high financial standards, reporting requirements and third-party sponsorship. Components of the OTCQX ADR 30 Index include well-known global companies such as Adidas AG (OTCQX: ADDYY), AXA (OTCQX: AXAHY), British Sky Broadcasting Group Plc (OTCQX: BSYBY), Danone (OTCQX: DANOY) and Roche Holding Ltd. (OTCQX: RHHBY).
"We are pleased with the positive return of the OTCQX ADR 30 Index in the second quarter," said R. Cromwell Coulson, President and CEO of OTC Markets Group. "OTCQX ADRs are the most established, transparent and shareholder-friendly global companies trading on our marketplaces and represent a tremendous opportunity for U.S. investors looking to safely and confidently diversify their global portfolios. We anticipate launching more new indices later this year."
Second Quarter 2014 Highlights:
- The OTCM ADR Index rose 4.23% in the second quarter and was up 4.1% year-to-date through June 30, 2014. The more than 600 ADRs within the index traded $30 billion in the second quarter, slightly down from the $33.86 billion traded in the first quarter but above the prior year quarter of $26 billion.
- The best-performing component industries during the quarter were oil and gas (+11%), technology (+7.54%) and utilities (+6.98%).
- Sixty-three new companies were added to the OTCM ADR Index during the second quarter, including Nighthawk Energy Plc (OTCQX: NHEGY), OCI N.V. (OTCQX: OCINY), Siemens AG (OTC Pink: SIEGY) and Technicolor (OTCQX: TCLRY). Forty-four companies were removed from the index during the quarter.
- The OTCQX ADR 30 Index rose 3.43% in the second quarter. OTCQX ADRs within the index traded $6.4 billion during the quarter.
The OTCM ADR Index and OTCQX ADR 30 Index are rules-based indices that are market capitalization weighted, adjusted for free float, and have various liquidity screens to ensure tradability. Both indices are priced in real-time and disseminated on all major financial platforms.
For a current list of all OTCM ADR Index and OTCQX ADR 30 Index constituents as well as real-time quotes, charts and data, visit the OTC Markets Group website, www.otcmarkets.com.
Past performance does not guarantee future results. Investors cannot invest directly in the OTCM ADR Index or OTCQX ADR 30 Index.
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About OTC Markets Group Inc.
OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX: OTCM) operates Open, Transparent and Connected financial marketplaces for 10,000 U.S. and global securities. Through our OTC Link® ATS, we directly link a diverse network of broker-dealers that provide liquidity and execution services for a wide spectrum of securities. We organize these securities into marketplaces to better inform investors of opportunities and risks – OTCQX®, The Best Marketplace; OTCQB®, The Venture Stage Marketplace; and OTC Pink®, The Open Marketplace. Our data-driven platform enables investors to easily trade through the broker of their choice at the best possible price and empowers a broad range of companies to improve the quality and availability of information for their investors. To learn more about how we create better informed and more efficient financial marketplaces, visit www.otcmarkets.com.
OTC Link ATS is operated by OTC Link LLC, member FINRA/SIPC and SEC regulated ATS.
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