OTC Micro-cap stock indices closed mostly lower on Thursday, October 20, 2016. Only the OTCQX Banks Index, OTCQX U.S. Index, and the OTCM QX ADR 30 Index closed higher on the day. Surprisingly, the OTCQX U.S. Index was the worst performing micro-cap index yesterday, but it came back and outperformed its peers and large-cap stocks, Thursday.

OTC Markets-2016-10-20
OTC Markets-2016-10-20

Today’s Top Winners:

  • Farm Lands of Africa, Inc. (OTC Pink: FLAF) +890.10%: FLAF posted an incredible 890% gain on Thursday, yet there was no news or press to support the massive upside rally. The company saw 1,300 shares exchange hands through trading on Thursday, compared to average daily volume of 540 shares over the past three months.
  • CB Scientific, Inc. (OTC Pink: CBSC) +70.45%: CBSC posted strong gains during Thursday’s trading session. However, there was no news or press to suggest the reason for the rally. The company saw volume of 3,200 shares exchange hands in today’s session, compared to average daily volume of 58 shares over the past three months.
  • Peabody Energy Corporation (OTC Pink: BTUUQ) +66.76%: BTUUQ finds itself on the “top winners” list for the second consecutive day in a row. While there is still no news specifically out for Peabody Energy Corporation, other coal companies are reporting earnings currently and could be impacting the stock. Peabody Energy Corporation saw volume of nearly 5.4 million shares, compared to average daily volume of 254,571 shares over the past three months.
  • Yosen Group, Inc. (OTC Pink: YOSND) +58.73%: YOSND saw shares surge nearly 59% during Thursday’s trading action, yet there was no press to support the rally. The company saw 1,106 shares exchange hands Thursday, compared to average daily volume of 1,412 shares over the past three months.
  • Pacific Oil Company (OTC Pink: POIL) +56.25%: POIL sees shares surge over 56%, after the company announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Financial Gravity Holdings, Inc., which reported positive results from its presentation at the 2016 Fall Partner Conference in Grapevine, Texas. The company says the conference has resulted in eight new partner offices across six states.
  • AmeriCann, Inc. (OTCQX: ACAN) +43.75%: ACAN caught a bid during Thursday’s market action, but there was no specific news out for the company. The marijuana company saw volume of 103,139 shares exchange hands today, compared to average daily volume of 7,490 over the past three months. Investors have been piling into marijuana stocks, as nine states have marijuana measures on the ballot this November.
  • Peak Resources Limited (OTC Pink: PKRLY) +35.45%: PKRLY is a very thinly traded stock that saw price action, after lying dormant for some time. The company saw volume of 100 shares during today’s session.
  • Hammer Fiber Optic Investments Ltd. (OTCQB: HMMR) +31.87%: HMMR saw shares rally nearly 32%, after the company announced it was slated to present at RedChip’s Global Online Growth Conference. The conference was scheduled to occur this morning at 11:30 ET.

Today’s Top Losers:

  • MJ Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: MJNE) -44.67%: Yesterday, MJNE was the best performing micro-cap stock, with a gain of 270.37%. While there is no news out today to back up the declines, it very well could be related to profit-taking from yesterday’s vast rally. The company saw volume of 1,893 shares exchange hands today, compared to average daily volume of 495 shares over the past three months.
  • Global Recycle Energy, Inc. (OTC Pink: GREI) -30.77%: GREI saw shares slide nearly 31%, based on no news or updates. The company saw volume of 8,568 shares exchange hands today, compared to average daily volume of 170 shares over the past three months.
  • Xiangtian (USA) Air Power Co., (OTCQB: XTNY): -29.84%: The Chinese maker of storage power generators dove in today’s session, but the company has not released any information to back up the declines. The company saw 13,260 shares exchange hands today, compared to average daily volume of 1,211 shares over the past three months.
  • Semler Scientific, Inc. (OTCQB: SMLR): -20.62%: Shares of SMLR sold off on Thursday, after the company announced they will be releasing third quarter 2016 earnings on October 28, 2016. In addition, the company will hold an earnings conference call at 11 am ET on the day of the earnings release.

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