U.S. stock indices closed in mixed territory on Friday, after Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) announced it is purchasing Whole Foods market, Inc. (NASDAQ: WFM) for $13.7 billion. Overall, the Dow Jones gained 0.11%, S&P 500 increased 0.03%, and the Nasdaq declined 0.22%, during trading on Friday, June 16, 2017. Commodities ended mixed: crude oil rallied 0.49%, gold gained 0.05%, but silver declined 0.25%.

Micro-caps rebounded on Friday, as eight of the ten indices saw gains today. Leading the rally was the OTCQB Venture Index, which jumped 1.20%. On the other hand, the OTCQX Canada Index was the day’s worst performer, after closing down 0.46%.

OTC Markets 2017-06-16
OTC Markets 2017-06-16

Today’s Top OTC Winners:

  • Bakken Energy Corp. (OTC Pink: BKEN) +320%: Shares of the energy company skyrocketed 320% on Friday, June 16, 2017. In addition, the stock was featured in one of our early trading articles this morning; read about it here.
  • ID Watchdog, Inc. (OTC Pink: IDWAF) +55.17%: The identity theft protection company shot up 55.17% on Friday, after Equifax, Inc. (NYSE: EFX) announced an agreement to acquire the company.
  • Bravatek Solutions, Inc. (OTC Pink: BVTK) +50%: Shares of the cyber security company surged 50% today, but there was no official news or press released today. Overall, the stock saw volume of 583.21 million shares on the day.
  • Cannabics Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTCQB: CNBX) +39.86%: The CBD-based pharmaceutical company jumped 39.86% on Friday, but there was no recent news or press from the company. Overall, the stock saw volume of 1.02 million shares on the day.
  • Paradigm Oil and Gas, Inc. (OTC Pink: PDGO) +28.57%: Shares of the dark or defunct oil & gas company continues to see volatility, yet there still are no filings or press releases from the company. Overall, the stock saw volume of 313.52 million shares on the day.
  • General Cannabis Corp. (OTCQB: CANN) +27.33%: The cannabis consulting and growing company climbed 27.33% on Friday, June 16, 2017. In addition, the stock was featured in one of our afternoon articles today; read about it here.
  • OWC Pharmaceutical Research Corp. (OTCQB: OWCP) +17.33%: Shares of the Israeli cannabis company rallied 17.33% on Friday, June 16, 2017. In addition, the stock was featured in one of our afternoon articles today; read about it here.
  • InterCloud Systems, Inc. (OTCQB: ICLD) +16.94%: The cloud computing company gained 16.94% today, after the company announced it has been awarded new contracts valued at $1.5 million.

Today’s Top OTC Losers:

  • China Digital TV Holding Co., Ltd. (OTC Pink: STVVY) -80.61%: Shares of the Chinese TV holding company dove 80.61% on Friday, but there was no news or press to explain the reasoning for the collapse. Overall, the stock saw volume of 3.84 million shares on the day.
  • Zoompass Holdings, Inc. (OTC Pink: ZPAS) -22.54%: The financial services provider dropped 22.54% on Friday, as the company’s operations seem to have come to a halt in order to focus on the barrage of lawsuits. Overall, the stock saw volume of 838,157 shares on the day.
  • Freeze Tag, Inc. (OTC Pink: FRZT) -22.54%: Shares of the mobile gaming company declined 22.54% on Friday, but there was no new press or updates released today. Overall, the stock saw volume of 223.23 million shares on the day.
  • First Mining Finance Corp. (OTCQX: FFMGF) -11.84%: The mining investment company closed down 11.84% today, after the company reported its full year 2016 annual The 2016 report showed a wider-then-expected net loss.

 

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