Major U.S. stock indices closed mixed on Monday, December 12, 2016. The Dow Jones rallied 0.20%, the Nasdaq declined 0.59%, and the S&P 500 closed down 0.11% during trading on Monday. Crude oil prices soared 1.72% and gold closed up 0.24%.

Micro-cap stocks closed lower on Monday, as nine of the ten indices closed lower during today’s trading. Leading the declines was the OTCQX U.S. Index’s 0.49% dip. On the other hand, the OTCQB Venture Index’s 0.20% gain was the only bright spot for the micro-cap indices on Monday, December 12, 2016.

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Today’s Top OTC Winners:

  •  Kaya Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: KAYS) +68%: The marijuana company has been a frequent visitor of the Daily Dozen in recent weeks. The stock rallied 68% on Monday, December 12, 2016. However, there was no news or press out today that would explain the explosive rally. Overall, the company saw volume of 3.34 million shares, compared to average daily volume of 1.24 million shares over the past month.
  • eWellness Healthcare Corp (OTCQB: EWLL) +35.37%: The telemedicine company rallied 35.37% on Monday, December 12, 2016. The rally comes as EWLL releases press last Friday, detailing of an additional third party physical therapy clinic has signed an agreement.
  • Novus Acquisition & Development Corp. (OTC Pink: NDEV) +32.31%: The insurance company saw shares soar 32.31% on Monday, but there is no recent news to explain the source of the rally. Overall, the stocks saw volume of 1.74 million shares, compared to average daily volume of 644,992 shares over the past month.
  • Eco Science Solutions, Inc. (OTC Pink: ESSI) +30.57%: The health and wellness company climbed 30.57% on Monday, December 12, 2016, but there was no news to support the rally. Overall, the company saw volume of 1.84 million shares, compared to average daily volume of 560,668 shares over the past month.
  • Aurora Cannabis, Inc. (OTCQB: ACBFF) +13.32%: The cannabis producer climbed 13.32% on Monday, but there was no news or press to be found. Overall, the company saw volume of 673,650 shares, compared to average daily volume of 816,113 shares over the past month.
  • Breitburn Energy Partners LP (OTC Pink: BBEPQ) +12.86%: The bankrupt energy company caught a bid on Monday, after a WSJ article suggested that the OPEC deal could raise oil prices and give some life to distressed oil companies. However, the article did warn that it could limit valuation expansion. The stock saw volume of 1.81 million shares, compared to average daily volume of 1.66 million shares over the past month.
  • Gulf Keystone Petroleum Ltd. (OTCQX: GUKYF) 12.70%: The independent oil and gas company soared 12.70% on Monday. The rally comes as the company announces it has completed a share consolidation to help reduce the number of outstanding shares.
  • mCig, Inc. (OTCQB: MCIG) +11.60%: The marijuana and vaping company saw shares close up 11.60% on Monday and was one of early morning articles, which can be seen here. The stock saw volume of 5.24 million, compared to average daily volume of 8.36 million shares over the past month.

Today’s Top OTC Losers:

  • Republic Airways Holdings, Inc. (OTC Pink: RJETQ) -41.27%: The bankrupt airliner is today’s top OTC loser, with a decline of 41.27%. However, there was no news or press to explain the reasoning for the drop. Overall, the company saw volume of 7.58 million shares, compared to average daily volume of 759,798 shares over the past month.
  • Ecosciences, Inc. (OTC Pink: ECEZ) -25%: The bio-remediation company declined 25% on Monday, December 12, 2016. However, there was no news or press to explain the drop. Overall, the company saw volume of 44.47 million shares, compared to average daily volume of 756,428 shares over the past month.
  • Mexus Gold US (OTCQB: MXSG) -15.78%: The gold mining company was our second featured company this morning, read about why the company declined today, here. The stock saw volume of 2.69 million shares, compared to average daily volume of 1.03 million shares over the past month.
  • Q BioMed, Inc. (OTCQB: QBIO) -10.29%: The biomedical company saw shares decline 10.29% on Monday, but there was no news or press out today. Overall, the company saw volume of 202,480 shares, compared to average daily volume of 86,702 shares over the past month.

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