U.S. stocks closed mixed on Wednesday, November 16, 2016, snapping a seven-day win streak for the Dow Jones Industrials. The Dow skidded 0.29% and the S&P 500 finished lower 0.16%. The Nasdaq managed to post a slight gain of 0.36%.

Micro-cap stocks finished mostly lower on Wednesday, with several indices falling more than 1% on the day. Six of the ten micro-cap indices saw declines greater than 1% on Wednesday, November 16, 2016. The OTCM QX ADR 30 Index was today’s worst performer, with return of -1.20%. On the bright side, the OTCQB Venture Index continues its winning streak, with six days of gains in a row. The OTCQX Banks Index was the only other micro-cap index to post a gain on Wednesday, November 16, 2016. It appears the OTCQB Venture Index continues to be the outperformer, as the index leads its peers over the past couple of weeks.

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Today’s Top OTC Winners:

  • Medico Intl, Inc. (OTC Pink: MDDT) +328.57%: Shares of the Las Vegas-based medical company, Medico Intl, Inc., were today’s top OTC winner. Despite the massive rally, there was no news to explain or suggest reasoning behind the rally. The company saw volume of 100 shares, compared to no average daily volume over the past month.
  • The Walking Company Holdings, Inc. (OTC Pink: WALK) +80%: Shares of the Santa Barbara, CA-based clothing retailer soared 80% during trading on Wednesday, November 16, 2016. However, there was no news to explain the rally. The company saw volume of 100 shares, compared to average daily volume of 45 shares over the past month.
  • Sears Oil and Gas Corporation (OTCQB: SRSG) +62.78%: SRSG soared nearly 63% on Wednesday, November 16, 2016. However, there was no news to explain the rally. The company saw volume of 205 shares, compared to average daily volume of 7 shares over the past three months.
  • TFB Bancorp, Inc. (OTC Pink: TBBN) +62.20%: Shares of the Arizona-based bank, TFB Bancorp, Inc., surged on Wednesday, November 16, 2016. The rally comes as the company agrees to be acquired by Glacier Bancorp, Inc.
  • Pacific Basin Shipping Ltd. (OTC Pink: PCFBY) +38.74%: The Hong Kong bulk shipping company saw shares climb nearly 39% during trading on Wednesday, November 16, 2016. However, there was no news to explain the reasoning for the rally. The company saw volume of 400 shares, compared no average daily volume over the past month.
  • Kiwa Bio-Tech Products Group Corporation (OTCQB: KWBT) +37.50%: The agriculture biotechnology company, Kiwa Bio-Tech Products Group Corporation, saw its stock rally on Wednesday, but there was no recent news that would explain such a rally. The company saw volume of 1,800 shares, compared to average daily volume of 529 shares over the past three months.
  • Atec, Inc. (OTC Pink: ATCN) +30.59%: The aerospace engineering and manufacturing company witnessed its stock rallying strongly on Wednesday, November 16, 2016. However, there is no recent news that would explain the rally. The company saw volume of 1,599 shares, compared to average daily volume of 30 shares over the past three months.
  • HPC Acquisitions, Inc. (OTCQB: HPCQ) +25.15%: The insecticide and chemicals company, HPC Acquisitions, Inc., rallied 25.15% on Wednesday, November 16, 2016. However, it has been quite a few months since the company has released any press. The company saw volume of 2,455 shares, compared to average daily volume of 1,120 shares over the past three months.

Today’s Top OTC Losers:

  • Protalex, Inc. (OTCQB: PRTX) -52.78%: The biopharmaceutical company that focuses on autoimmune diseases, Protalex, Inc., saw its market value cut more than half during trading on Wednesday, November 16, 2016. However, there was no news or press to explain the vast sell off. The company saw volume of 2,103 shares, compared to average daily volume of 953 shares over the past three months.
  • Alpha-En Corporation (OTC Pink: ALPE) -45.98%: The lithium metal development company, alpha-En Corporation, saw shares dive almost 46% on Wednesday, November 16, 2016. However, there was no recent news or press to explain the drop. The company posted volume of 5,100 shares, compared to average daily volume of 1,360 shares over the past three months.
  • SM Investments Corp. (OTC Pink: SVTMF) -39.76%: The Philippines-based investment company, SM Investments Corp., saw its stock get hit hard on Wednesday. However, there is no recent news or press that would explain or suggest a reason behind sell off. The company saw volume of 234 shares, compared to no average daily volume over the past three months.
  • OZFOREX Group LTD (OTC Pink: OZFRY) -34.04%: OZFRY was the fourth worst performing micro-cap stock on Wednesday, November 16, 2016. However, there was no press or news to explain the drop. The company posted volume of 1,000 shares, compared to no average daily volume over the past month.

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