Major U.S. stock indices closed lower on Friday, December 16, 2016. The Dow Jones closed lower by 0.04%, the S&P 500 dipped 0.18%, and the Nasdaq declined 0.36% on Friday. Crude oil jumped 2.14%, gold prices rallied 0.59%, and silver jumped 1.33% on Friday.

Micro-cap stocks rebounded on Friday, after suffering declines over the past couple of trading sessions. Seven of the ten micro-cap indices managed to close in positive territory on Friday, December 26, 2016. Leading the rally was the OTCQX Billion+ Index, which rallied 0.46%. Meanwhile, the OTCQB Venture Index saw declines of 1.84%, the OTCQX Canada Index dove 0.67%, and the OTCM ADR Index dipped 0.17% on Friday.

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Today’s Top OTC Winners:

  • Bemax, Inc. (OTC Pink: BMXC) +26.92%: The company lacks a business description on OTCmarkets.com, but managed see a rally of 26.92%, on strong volume during Friday’s trading. The stock saw volume of 71.2 million shares, compared to average daily volume of 2.71 million shares over the past month.
  • MJP International Ltd (OTC Pink: MJPI) +25.66%: The green energy company has been on a hot streak lately and saw an additional 25.66% rally today. However, there was no news or press to explain the rally. Overall, the company saw volume of 372,995 shares, compared to average daily volume of 181,153 shares over the past month.
  • Kaya Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: KAYS) +22.22%: The marijuana holding company saw shares jump 22.22% on Friday, December 16, 2016. Shares jumped after the company announced an “interested-investor conference call” set for December 20th.
  • Proto Script Pharmaceutical Corp. (OTC Pink: PSCR) +21.79%: The pharmaceutical company is seeing its rally extend into a second day, as shares soared 21.79% on Friday. However, there was no press or news to explain the rally. The stock saw volume of 3.2 million shares, compared to average daily volume of 90,240 shares over the past month.
  • C&J Energy Services Ltd. (OTC Pink: CJESQ) +17.75%: The bankrupt energy company saw shares recovery 17.75% on Friday, after diving during yesterday’s trading. However, there still was no news that could be found. Overall, the stock saw volume of 12.67 million shares, compared to average daily volume of 1.02 million shares over the past month.
  • PetroGas Company (OTC Pink: PTCO) +17.29%: The oil & gas company continued to rally Friday, December 16, 2016, after yesterday’s positive press release. The stock rallied 17.29% and saw volume of 658,800 shares, compared to average daily volume of 117,383 shares over the past month.
  • Actelion Ltd. (OTC Pink: ALIOF) +16.18%: The biopharmaceutical company saw shares climb 16.18% on Friday, but there was no official press that could be found. Overall, the stock saw volume of 56,909 shares, compared to average daily volume of 3,171 shares over the past month.
  • Contura Energy, Inc. (OTC Pink: CNTE) +9.61%: The energy company is listed as “dark or defunct” on OTCmarkets.com, but managed to see gains of 9.61% on Friday. However, there was no official news or press to explain the rally. Overall, the stock saw volume of 20,152 shares, compared to average daily volume of 112,606 shares over the past month.

Today’s Top OTC Losers:

  • eWellness Healthcare Corp (OTCQB: EWLL) -28.68%: After a strong recent rally, Friday’s -28.68% drop in shares of EWLL can mostly likely be pointed to profit-taking. There was no official news to explain the sell off. Overall, the stock saw volume of 1.72 million shares, compared to average daily volume of 2.27 million shares over the past month.
  • ProMetic Life Sciences, Inc. (OTCQX: PFSCF) -18.27%: Shares of the Canadian life sciences company dove 18.27%, after the company released a statement on the unusual stock volume. The stock saw volume of 746,631 shares, compared to average daily volume of 87,532 shares over the past month.
  • General Cannabis Corp. (OTCQB: CANN) -8.98%: The cannabis company saw shares skid 8.98% on Friday, but there was no news or press to explain the drop. The stock saw volume of 432,203 shares, compared to average daily volume of 489,929 shares over the past month.
  • AXIM Biotechnologies, Inc. (OTCQB: AXIM) -8.79%: The biotech company saw shares dip 8.79% on Friday, but there was no news or press to explain the drop. Overall, the stock saw volume of 71,243 shares, compared to average daily volume of 129,629 shares over the past month

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