NEW YORK, April 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX: OTCM), operator of financial markets for 10,000 U.S. and global securities, today announced the first 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 down 0.8% in the first quarter. Thirty-six new companies were added to the index, including American Shipping Company (OTCQX: ASCJF), BNK Petroleum, Inc. (OTCQX: BNKPF), Patriot One Technologies Inc. (OTCQX: PTOTF), South Atlantic Bancshares, Inc. (OTCQX: SABK) and The Trendlines Group Ltd. (OTCQX: TRNLY). Twenty companies were removed from the index, including Novume Solutions which graduated to NASDAQ on 1/10/18, Lithium Americas which graduated to NYSE on 1/25/2018, FNCB Bancorp which graduated to Nasdaq on 3/5/2018, and VirTra which graduated to NASDAQ on 3/29/2018.
The OTCQX Billion+ Index (.OTCQXBIL), which tracks the performance of $1 billion-plus market cap OTCQX companies, was down 0.7% for the quarter. Four companies were added to the index, including MPM Holdings Inc. (OTCQX: MPMQ), OCI N.V. (OTCQX: OCINY), Software AG (OTCQX: STWRY) and Wacoal Holdings Corp. (OTCQX: WACLY). One company was removed.
The OTCQX Dividend Index (.OTCQXDIV), which tracks dividend-paying U.S. and international OTCQX companies, fell 1.2% in the quarter. Eight new companies were added to the index and 2 companies were removed.
The OTCQX Banks Index (.OTCQXBK), comprised of OTCQX community and regional banks, increased 4.7% in the quarter. Five companies were added to the index in the quarter and 5 companies were removed. The five banks added were: CAB Financial Corporation (OTCQX: CABF), Prime Meridian Holding Co. (OTCQX: PMHG), South Atlantic Bancshares, Inc. (OTCQX: SABK), Trinity Capital Corporation (OTCQX: TRIN), and VSB Bancorp, Inc. (OTCQX: VSBN)
The OTCQX International Index (.OTCQXINT), a benchmark for international OTCQX companies, was down 0.7% for the quarter. Thirty-two companies were added to the index and 5 companies were removed.
The OTCQX Canada Index (.OTCQXCAN), which tracks Canadian OTCQX companies, was down 7.4% in the first quarter. Twenty-one companies were added to the index and 5 companies were removed. Lithium Americas graduated to the NYSE on 1/25/2018.
The OTCQX U.S. Index (.OTCQXUS), a benchmark for U.S. OTCQX companies, was down 8.4% in the first quarter. Nine companies were added to the index and 12 companies were removed.
The OTCQB Venture Index (.OTCQB), which tracks the overall OTCQB Venture Market, was down 14.2% in the first quarter. One hundred nineteen companies were added to the index and 94 companies were removed.
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 down 0.8% in the first quarter. No companies were added or deleted from the index in Q1.
The OTCM ADR Index (.OTCDR), powered by BNY Mellon DR Indices and comprised of ADRs traded on the OTCQX, OTCQB and Pink® markets, was unchanged from the previous quarter. Six companies were added to the index and 8 companies were removed.
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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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