It has been an up-and-down year, filled with uncertainties and potential obstacles to economic expansion. U.S. major indices closed out the final trading day of 2016 with its third loss in a row. The Dow Jones Industrials declined 0.29%, the S&P 500 dropped 0.46%, and the Nasdaq dove 0.90% on Friday, December 30, 2016. However, all three indices managed to see strong overall gains in 2016: Dow Jones rallied 13.42%, the S&P 500 jumped 9.54%, and the Nasdaq saw gains of 7.50% this year. Oil ended 2016 with a 0.22% rally, however, gold dropped 0.53%, and silver dove 1.59% on Friday.

Micro-cap stocks, on the other hand, finished 2016 with a bang: all ten indices saw gains on Friday, December 30, 2016. Leading the micro-cap rally was the OTCQX Canada Index, which jumped nearly 1% on Friday.

OTCMarkets 2016-12-30
OTCMarkets 2016-12-30

Today’s Top OTC Winners: 

  • Iconic Brands, Inc. (OTC Pink: ICNB) +49.35%: The branded alcohol holding company soared 49.35% on the final trading day of 2016, as the stock has been seeing bullish price action in recent weeks. Overall, the stock saw volume of 46.3 million shares exchange hands on Friday, December 30, 2016.
  • Vitality Biopharma, Inc. (OTCQB: VBIO) +42.86%: After two consecutive days as the “top loser” stock, Vitality Biopharma, Inc., finally caught a relief rally on Friday, as the stock jumped 42.86%. However, there was no news or press that could be found. The stock saw volume of 1.4 million shares exchange hands on Friday.
  • Americann, Inc. (OTCQX: ACAN) +28.52%: The cannabis company jumped 28.52% on Friday, December 30, 2016. However, there was no news or press to explain the source of the rally. Overall, the stock saw volume of 269,192 shares exchange hands today.
  • Growlife, Inc. (OTC Pink: PHOT) +21.25%: The hydroponic systems company rallied 21.25% on Friday, December 30, 2016. The rally came as the company announced it has created a retail licensing program, which will help expand the company’s brick-and-mortar presence.
  • PetroGas Company (OTC Pink: PTCO) +20.83%: The oil & gas company jumped 20.83% on Friday, December 30, 2016. However, there is no official news or press that could be found. The stock saw volume of 545,257 shares exchange hands today.
  • Vape Holdings, Inc. (OTC Pink: VAPE) +20.16%: The vaporizer and smoking accessories company saw shares soar 20.16% on Friday, December 30, 2016. However, there was no news or press that could be found. The stock saw volume of 50.8 million shares exchange hands on Friday, December 30, 2016.
  • Marijuana Company of America, Inc. (OTC Pink: MCOA) +14.08%: The marijuana stock rallied 14.08% on Friday, but there was no news or press that could be located. Overall, the stock saw volume of 29.7 million shares exchange hands on Friday.
  • Q BioMed, Inc. (OTCQB: QBIO) +13.36%: The biomedical company saw shares climb 13.36% on Friday, December 30, 2016. However, there is no news or press that has been released in the past month. Overall, the stock saw volume of 184,584 shares exchange hands on Friday.

Today’s Top OTC Losers: 

  • TetraLogic Pharmaceuticals Corporation (OTC Pink: TLOG) -46.74%: After a major rally yesterday on news of asset sales, the stock declined 46.74% on Friday, December 30, 2016. The sell off could be likely linked to profit taking prior to the end of the year. Overall, the stock saw volume of 3.61 million shares exchange hands on Friday.
  • InCapta, Inc. (OTC Pink: INCT) -29.77%: The media holding company dove 29.77% on Friday, December 30, 2016. However, there was no official news or press that could be located. The stock saw volume of 645,075 shares exchange hands on Friday.
  • MyDx, Inc. (OTCQB: MYDX) -23.53%: The science and technology company declined 23.53% on Friday, December 30, 2016. However, the company has no released any official news or press in recent weeks. Overall, the stock saw volume of 147.57 million shares exchange hands today.
  • United Cannabis Corp. (OTCQB: CNAB) -7.10%: The cannabis company saw shares skid 7.10% on Friday, December 30, 2016. However, there is no recent news or press releases. The stock saw volume of 802,672 shares exchange hands today.

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