U.S. stocks continued to rally on Monday, December 19, 2016, as the Electoral College meets to cast their votes for the 2016 election. The Dow Jones rallied 0.20%, S&P 500 jumped 0.20%, and the Nasdaq closed up 0.37% on Monday. Crude oil dropped 0.23%, silver dived 1.14%, but gold managed to close up 0.33%.

Micro-cap stocks did not perform well on Monday, as only one of the ten indices managed to see positive gains. Even the one index that did gain, the OTCM ADR Index, barely managed to close in positive territory with a gain of 0.03%. Leading the declines was the OTCQB Venture Index, which dove 1.11% on Monday, December 19, 2016.

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Today’s Top OTC Winners:

  • PetroGas Company (OTC Pink: PTCO) +31.44%: The oil & gas exploration and production soared 31.44% on Monday, December 19, 2016. However, there was no recent news to explain the rally today. The stock saw volume of 920,388 shares, compared to average daily volume of 139,330 shares over the past month.
  • Kaya Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: KAYS) +18.18%: The cannabis company rallied 18.18% on Monday, as the company prepares for tomorrow’s investor conference call. The stock saw volume of 2.75 million shares, compared to average daily volume of 1.85 million shares over the past month.
  • MJP International Ltd (OTC Pink: MJPI) +12.76%: The green energy company jumped 12.76%, but there was no news or press out today. The stock saw volume of 265,294 shares, compared to average daily volume of 193,587 shares over the past month.
  • Telecom Italia S.P.A. (OTC Pink: TIAOF) +11.54%: The Italian communications company rallied 11.54% on Monday, December 19, 2016. However, there was no clear indication on the cause of the rally. The stock saw volume of 618,252 shares, compared to average daily volume of 355,750 shares over the past month.
  • Q BioMed, Inc. (OTCQB: QBIO) +11.20%: The biomedical company surged 11.20% on Monday, but there was no recent news to explain the rally. The stock saw volume of 94,969 shares, compared to average daily volume of 94,871 shares over the past month.
  • C&J Energy Services Ltd. (OTC Pink: CJESQ) +10.40%: The bankrupt energy company rallied 10.40%, after the company received judicial approval for its bankruptcy-exit plan. Stock saw volume of 3.18 million shares, compared to average daily volume of 1.4 million shares over the past month.
  • Proto Script Pharmaceutical Corp. (OTC Pink: PSCR) +9.35%: The company saw shares climb 9.35% on Monday, after the company released an updated mission statement and business focus. The stock saw volume of 585,552 shares, compared to average daily volume of 196,939 shares over the past month.
  • Life Healthcare Group Holdings Ltd (OTC Pink: LTGHY) +8.05%: The South Africa-based company jumped 8.05% on Monday, but there was no news or press to explain the rally. The stock saw volume of 48,169 shares, compared to average daily volume of 12,345 shares over the past month.

Today’s Top OTC Losers:

  • eWellness Healthcare Corp (OTCQB: EWLL) -39.30%: The telecommute physical therapy company dove 39.30% on Monday, but there was no news or press to explain the decline. Stock saw volume of 4 million shares, compared to average daily volume of 2.16 million shares over the past month.
  • Eco Science Solutions, Inc. (OTC Pink: ESSI) -28.63%: The health and wellness company sold off 28.63% on Monday, December 19, 2016. However, there was no news or press to explain the drop. The stock saw volume of 2.12 million shares, compared to average daily volume of 687,567 shares over the past month.
  • General Cannabis Corp. (OTCQB: CANN) -12.88%: The cannabis company saw shares drop 12.88% on Monday, but there was no news or press that could be found. The stock saw volume of 436,707 shares, compared to average daily volume of 491,363 shares over the past month.
  • Aphria, Inc. (OTCQB: APHQF) -11.44%: The Canadian medical marijuana company dropped 11.44% on Monday, December 19, 2016. However, there was no news or press that could be found. The stock saw volume of 200,788 shares, compared to average daily volume of 188,429 shares over the past month.

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