The Dow Jones Industrial Average came within $0.37 of the major 20,000 milestone, yet still could not break the elusive achievement. However, all three major U.S. stock indices did manage to cap off a strong first week of 2017. The Dow rose 0.32%, the S&P 500 gained 0.35%, and the Nasdaq increased by 0.60% on Friday, January 6, 2017. Meanwhile, commodities were hit by a rising U.S. dollar. Crude oil declined 0.13%, gold prices closed down 0.70%, and silver prices also closed down 0.70%.

While larger-cap stocks may have finished the week on a high note, micro-cap stock indices saw losses. Only two of the ten indices managed to gains on Friday, January 6, 2017: OTCQX U.S. Index (0.20%) and OTCQX Banks Index (0.13%). Leading the sell off was the OTCQX Canada Index, with -1.27% returns.

OTC Markets 2017-01-06
OTC Markets 2017-01-06

Today’s Top OTC Winners:

  • Cardinal Energy Group, Inc. (OTC Pink: CEGX) 353.33%: Shares of the delinquent energy company, Cardinal Energy Group, Inc., shot up 353.33% on Friday, January 6, 2017. However, there was no news or press to explain the source of the massive gains. Overall, the stock saw volume of 134.54 million shares exchange hands on Friday.
  • Nutrafuels, Inc. (OTC Pink: NTFU) 68%: The nutritional oral spray company has been on a melt-up this week and finished the week up an additional 68% on Friday, January 6, 2017. There is no new updates from the press that was released earlier in the week. The stock saw volume of 1.02 million shares exchange hands on Friday.
  • com, Inc. (OTCQB: CIIX) 54.41%: The Chinese-based website company saw shares soar 54.41% on Friday, January 6, 2017. In addition, the stock was featured in our morning articles today. Read about the rally, here.
  • WEED, Inc. (OTC Pink: BUDZ) 43.03%: The “dark or defunct” marijuana company found some life on Friday, after rallying 43.03%. However, there is no news or press that can be found. The stock saw volume of 339,411 shares exchange hands today.
  • PetroGas Company (OTC Pink: PTCO) 14.85%: The oil & gas company saw shares climb 14.85% on Friday, January 6, 2017. The rally comes after releasing an update on its recent natural gas land acquisition.
  • MJP International Ltd (OTC Pink: MJPI) 14.38%: The green energy company continued to rally on Friday, January 6, 2017; up 14.38%. However, there are no updates from earlier in the week. Overall, the stock saw volume of 166,096 shares exchange hands today.
  • mCig, Inc. (OTCQB: MCIG) 13.47%: The e-cigarette and vaporizer company saw shares jump 13.47% on Friday, but there was no new updates or press that could be found. Overall, the stock saw volume of 4.21 million shares over the past month.
  • Otsuka Holdings Co. (OTC Pink: OTSKY) +13.03%: The Japanese company rallied 13.03% on Friday, January 6, 2017. However, there were no updates or news that could be found. Overall, the stock saw volume of 142,076 shares exchange hands today.

Today’s Top OTC Losers:

  • BioCardia, Inc. (OTC Pink: BCDA) -15%: The heart health company dove 15% on Friday. However, there was no news or press that could be found to explain the drop. Overall, the stock saw volume of 972,599 shares exchange hands on Friday, January 6, 2017.
  • PharmaCyte Biotech, Inc. (OTCQB: PMCB) -14.07%: The biotechnology company dove 14.07% on Friday, January 6, 2017, after the company announced it has a Pre-IND meeting date with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for Tuesday, January 17, 2017.
  • Q BioMed, Inc. (OTCQB: QBIO) -10.42%: The biomedical company saw shares decline 10.42% on Friday, January 6, 2017. However, there were no new updates or press that could be found. Overall, the stock saw volume of 369,124 shares exchange hands on the day.
  • Bitcoin Investment Trust (OTCQX: GBTC) -9.50%: The digital currency, Bitcoin, has been on an absolutely tear recently. However, after recently hitting a new all-time high, the digital currency saw a steep sell off take place today. Overall, the investment trust saw volume of 59,694 shares exchange hands on Friday, January 6, 2017.

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