Despite rallying into the close, major U.S. stock indices ended the day lower on Thursday, January 12, 2017. The Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 0.32%, the S&P 500 skidded 0.21%, and the Nasdaq saw declines of 029% on Thursday. Turning to commodities, crude oil extended its rally Thursday, after a 1.51% rally. However, gold and silver prices slumped 0.13% and 0.17%, respectively.

Micro-cap stocks managed to mostly see positive price action Thursday. Out of the ten micro-cap indices, seven managed to close in the green. Surprisingly, the OTCQX Canada Index, which has been a leading micro-cap index, not only did not lead the rally today, but it was actually the worst performer on the day. On the other hand, the OTCQX U.S. Index was Thursday’s top performer, with a gain of 0.60%.

OTC Markets 2017-01-12
OTC Markets 2017-01-12

Today’s Top OTC Winners:

  • ViaDerma, Inc. (OTC Pink: VDRM) +72.73%: The specialty pharmaceutical company shot up 72.73% on Thursday, January 12, 2017. In addition, the stock was the subject of one of our featured articles this morning. Read about the VDRM rally, here.
  • Bemax, Inc. (OTC Pink: BMXC) +58.24%: The private label brands company saw shares surge 58.24% on Thursday. However, there was no news or press that was released today to explain the source of the rally. Overall, the stock saw volume of 58.28 million shares exchange hands on Thursday.
  • Peabody Energy Corp. (OTC Pink: BTUUQ) +29.25%: Shares of the bankrupt coal company have been very active this week, after rallying an additional 29.25% on Thursday. However, there have been no additional updates since the company released press earlier in the week. Overall, the stock saw volume of 664,544 shares exchange hands throughout the trading day today.
  • AXIM Biotechnologies, Inc. (OTCQB: AXIM) +26.67%: The CBD biotechnology company rallied 26.67% on Thursday, but there was no news or press released today. Overall, the stock saw very strong volume of 741,737 shares exchange hands today.
  • World Media & Technology Corp. (OTC Pink: WRMT) +24.29%: The wearable device company saw shares climb 24.29% on Thursday, January 12, 2017. However, there has been no press or news released since earlier in the week. Overall, the stock saw volume of 94,820 shares exchange hands today.
  • Columbus Gold Corp. (OTCQX: CBGDF) +19.54%: The gold mining company saw shares jump 19.54% on Thursday, despite there been no news released and declining gold prices today. However, the stock saw very strong volume of nearly 2.57 million shares exchange hands on Thursday.
  • Proto Script Pharmaceutical Corp. (OTC Pink: PSCR) +14.08%: Shares of the medical equipment company jumped 14.08% on Thursday, after the company announced it had year over year sales growth of 75% during the three-month period, ending September 30, 2016.
  • mCig, Inc. (OTCQB: MCIG) +10.27%: The vaporizer manufacturer saw shares increase 10.27% on Thursday. However, there was no official news or press that could be found from the company. Overall, the stock saw strong volume of 11.6 million shares today.

Today’s Top OTC Losers:

  • SunEdison, Inc. (OTC Pink: SUNEQ) -16.48%: The bankrupt renewable energy company saw shares dive 16.48% on Thursday, January 12, 2017. However, there was no news or press that could explain the source of the declines. Overall, the stock saw volume of 7.3 million shares exchange hands today.
  • Dyadic International, Inc. (OTCQX: DYAI) -7.30%: The biotechnology company saw shares decline 7.30% on Thursday, but there has been no official news or press released in over a month by the company. Overall, the stock saw volume of 410,270 shares exchange hands today.
  • Fission Uranium Corp. (OTCQX: FCUUF) -6.69%: Despite the rebound in underlying uranium prices, shares of Fission Uranium saw declines of 6.69% on Thursday. However, there was no news or press that could be found. The stock saw volume of 723,393 shares exchange hands on the day.
  • American Cannabis Company, Inc. (OTCQB: AMMJ) -6.05%: The marijuana company saw shares decline 6.05% on Thursday, but there was no news or press to explain the losses. Overall, the stock saw volume of 1.53 million shares exchange hands on the day.

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