These Were The Most Actively Traded Stocks On The OTC Markets In February

As we highlighted last month, preferred shares of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac experienced dramatic increases in dollar trading volume to start 2019. That was not the case in February however, as dollar volume in the mortgage liquidity providers receded back to normal levels.

While different share classes of Fannie and Freddie did occupy seven of the top 12 most-active securities on the OTCQB Venture market in February, they all experienced month-over-month declines in dollar trading volume compared to January. Dollar volume in shares of Fannie Mae FNMAS, Fannie Mae FNMA, Freddie Mac FMCKJ, and Freddie Mac FMCC fell an average of 57 percent month-over-month.

This trend continued across many of the largest securities on OTC Markets in February, particularly among large multinationals. Of the most actively traded securities on the OTCQX Best Market (the top tier of OTC Markets), international conglomerates Roche Holding Ltd RHHBY, adidas AG ADDYY, Danone DANOY, and BNP Paribas BNPQY all experienced lower dollar volume in February compared to January.

That’s not to say there are not OTCQX securities that didn’t experience volume increases in the month. Dollar volume in Mexican banking group Grupo Financiero Banorte, S.A.B. De C.V. GBOOY increased 125 percent in February, and Dutch health multinational Royal DSM NV RDSMY rose 109 percent.

Interestingly, the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (BTC) GBTC and Organigram Holdings, Inc. OGRMF—two securities that represent emerging industries—saw increases of 9 and 56 percent in February, suggesting investors had more of a risk-on appetite during the month.

Similarly, three cannabis companies on the OTCQB Venture Market saw massive dollar volume increases in February. Khiron Life Sciences Corp. KHRNF, Leafbuyer Technologies, Inc. LBUY, and Plus Products Inc. PLPRF saw dollar volume increases of 277 percent, 157 percent, and 810 percent respectively.

Overall, volume was down among most of the larger names on OTCQB. Of the 10 most actively traded securities on the OTCQB Market in February, only NaturalShrimp Incorporated SHMP (up 1,713 percent), Cleanspark, Inc. CLSK (up 916 percent) and one class of Fannie Mae FNMAT (up 165 percent) saw their dollar trading volume increase from January.

Here’s a list of the top 12 most actively traded securities on the OTCQX and OTCQB Markets in February.


Roche Holding Ltd RHHBY
Switzerland $1,079,606,596 $911,092,701    
Grayscale Bitcoin Trust GBTC U.S. $161,681,343 $175,629,021    
adidas AG ADDYY Germany $169,355,902 $136,490,312    
Danone DANOY France $204,292,004 $122,847,380    
Organigram Holdings, Inc. OGRMF Canada $74,363,433 $116,218,207    
Grupo Financiero Banorte, S.A.B. De C.V. GBOOY Mexico $51,073,673 $114,910,856    
BNP Paribas BNPQY France $146,710,509 $106,827,223    
Royal DSM NV RDSMY The Netherlands $44,813,473 $93,439,380    
AXA AXAHY France $161,375,225 $92,781,899    
Medmen Enterprises Inc. MMNFF U.S. $71,646,472 $89,078,239    
BASF SE BASFY Germany $222,497,371 $84,525,424    
Imperial Brands PLC IMBBY United Kingdom $248,207,558 $83,766,246    



Fannie Mae FNMAS U.S. $619,571,945 $296,092,206    
Fannie Mae FNMA U.S. $828,721,292 $291,190,951    
Freddie Mac FMCKJ U.S. $470,164,203 $218,477,784    
NaturalShrimp Incorporated SHMP U.S. $11,559,867 $209,621,992    
Freddie Mac FMCC U.S. $343,034,008 $138,365,957    
KushCo Holdings, Inc. KSHB U.S. $174,152,341 $98,619,481    
CV Sciences, Inc. CVSI U.S. $104,212,212 $68,246,738    
Cleanspark, Inc. CLSK U.S. $6,372,806 $64,723,666    
Fannie Mae FNMAT U.S. $20,891,849 $55,267,374    
Fannie Mae FNMFN U.S. $29,382,633 $47,132,741    
Khiron Life Sciences Corp. KHRNF Canada $9,640,467 $36,359,699    
Fannie Mae FMCKM U.S. $11,796,584 $33,308,472    




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