NEW YORK, Oct. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX: OTCM), operator of financial markets for 11,000 U.S. and global securities, today announced the third quarter 2020 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 1.8% in the third quarter. Fifty-one new companies were added to the index, including:
Caldas Gold Corp. (OTCQX: ALLXF); Willow Biosciences Inc. (OTCQX: CANSF); Harborside Inc. (OTCQX:HBORF); Loncor Resources Inc. (OTCQX: LONCF); Medexus Pharmaceuticals Inc. (OTCQX: MEDXF); Tesco PLC (OTCQX: TSCDY); Unigold Inc. (OTCQX: UGDIF). Thirty-nine were removed from the index, including Corvus Gold (KOR) which graduated to NASDAQ on 8/12/2020 and Siyata Mobile (SYAT) which graduated to NASDAQ on 9/25/2020.
The OTCQX Billion+ Index (.OTCQXBIL), which tracks the performance of $1 billion-plus market cap OTCQX companies, was up 1.5% for the quarter. Four new companies were added to the index: Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize N.V. (OTCQX: ADRNY); K92 Mining Inc (OTCQX: KNTNF); PointsBet Holdings Limited (OTCQX: PBTHF) and Tesco PLC (OTCQX: TSCDY). One company was removed.
The OTCQX Dividend Index (.OTCQXDIV), which tracks dividend-paying U.S. and international OTCQX companies, was up 2.2% in the quarter. Twenty-two new companies were added to the index including: Alpine Banks of Colorado (OTCQX: ALPIB); Diversified Gas & Oil PLC (OTCQX: DGOCF) and Online Vacation Center Holdings Corp. (OTCQX: ONVC). Twelve companies were removed.
The OTCQX Banks Index (.OTCQXBK), comprised of OTCQX community and regional banks, increased 3.3% in the third quarter. Ten banks were added to the index in the quarter and eleven companies were removed. The ten banks added were: Community Capital Bancshares, Inc. (OTCQX: ALBY); Alpine Banks of Colorado (OTCQX: ALPIB); Bank of Idaho Holding Co. (OTCQX: BOID); Delmarva Bancshares, Inc. (OTCQX: DLMV); First Farmers Financial Corp (OTCQX: FFMR; Katahdin Bankshares Corp. (OTCQX: KTHN); Liberty Bancshares Inc. (OH) (OTCQX: LBSI); Lumbee Guaranty Bank (OTCQX: LUMB); Ottawa Bancorp, Inc. (OTCQX: OTTW) and PB Financial Corporation (OTCQX: PBNC).
The OTCQX International Index (.OTCQXINT), a benchmark for international OTCQX companies, was up 1.8% for the quarter. Thirty-five new companies were added to the index including: Appili Therapeutics Inc. (OTCQX: APLIF); Else Nutrition Holdings Inc. (OTCQX: ABYF); Benchmark Metals Inc. (OTCQX: BNCHF); Harborside Inc. (OTCQX: HBORF); Luminex Resources Corp. (OTCQX:LUMIF); Nomad Royalty Company Ltd. (OTCQX: NSRXF); Seadrill Limited (OTCQX: SDRLF); Taal Distributed Information Technologies Inc. (OTCQX: TAALF); Tinybeans Group Ltd (OTCQX: TNYYF); Tesco PLC (OTCQX: TSCDY) and Talisker Resources Ltd. (OTCQX: TSKFF). Twenty companies were removed.
The OTCQX Canada Index (.OTCQXCAN), which tracks Canadian OTCQX companies, was up 13.6% in the third quarter. Twenty-nine companies were added to the index and nineteen companies were removed.
OTCQX U.S. Index (.OTCQXUS), a benchmark for U.S. OTCQX companies, was up 1.2% in the third quarter. Seventeen companies were added to the index and twenty companies were removed.
OTCQX Cannabis Index (.OTCQXMJ), a benchmark for cannabis companies, was up 13.9% in the third quarter. Eight new companies joined the index: Flower One Holdings Inc. (OTCQX: FLOOF); KushCo Holdings, Inc. (OTCQX: KSHB) and Victory Square Technologies Inc (OTCQX: VSQTF). Eight companies were removed.
The OTCQB Venture Index (.OTCQB), which tracks the overall OTCQB Venture Market, was up 1.0% in the third quarter. One hundred-twenty-two companies were added to the index and one hundred-eight companies were removed. Flux Power Holdings, Inc. (FLUX) graduated to NASDAQ on 08/14/2020, Medicenna Therapeutics Corp. (MDNA) graduated to NASDAQ on 08/24/2020, GreenPower Motor Company Inc. (GP) graduated to NASDAQ on 08/28/2020, Sun BioPharma, Inc. (SNBP) graduated to NASDAQ on 08/28/2020, Heritage Global Inc. (HGBL) graduated to NASDAQ on 08/31/2020, Jerrick Media Holdings, Inc. (CRTD) graduated to NASDAQ on 09/11/2020, BioVie Inc. (BIVI) graduated to NASDAQ on 09/18/2020, Humanigen, Inc. (HGEN) graduated to NASDAQ on 09/18/2020 and GeoVax Labs, Inc. (GOVX) graduated to NASDAQ on 9/25/2020.
For a list of all index additions and deletions, visit https://www.otcmarkets.com/files/Quarterly_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, OTCQX Cannabis Index, and OTCQB Venture Index have minimum liquidity screens to ensure tradability.
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Past performance does not guarantee future results. Investors cannot invest directly in any of these indexes.
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