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OTC Markets Group Announces the 2019 OTCQX Best 50

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NEW YORK, Jan. 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX:OTCM), operator of the OTCQX®, OTCQB® and Pink® financial markets for 10,000 U.S. and global securities, today announced the 2019 OTCQX® Best 50, a ranking of top-performing OTCQX companies in the prior calendar year.  

The OTCQX Best 50 is an annual ranking of the top 50 U.S. and international companies traded on the OTCQX Best Market, based on an equal weighting of one-year total return and average daily dollar volume growth.  Companies in the 2019 OTCQX Best 50 were ranked based on their performance during the 2018 calendar year. 

"We congratulate this year's OTCQX Best 50 companies on this recognition and for the diligence and commitment they share in providing the optimum levels of transparency and disclosure to their respective investor base," said Jason Paltrowitz, Director, OTC Markets Group International Ltd. and EVP, Corporate Services.  "The diversity of the 2019 OTCQX Best 50 demonstrates the value of the premium OTCQX Market to provide tangible benefits and drive value to the broadest array of companies spanning all sizes, industries and geographic regions, from well-capitalized US community banks to Mega-Cap foreign exchange-listed Global brands." 

2019 OTCQX Best 50 Results
2019 OTCQX Best 50 companies traded an aggregate $19.3 billion in dollar volume in 2018.  The companies delivered to investors an average total return of 21%.

The year's #1 top performing company, Largo Resources, is a Toronto-based strategic mineral company focused on the production of vanadium flake, high purity vanadium flake and high purity vanadium powder at the Maracás Menchen Mine located in Bahia State, Brazil.

Largo Resources Ltd. (OTCQX: LGORF) also cross-trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange and therefore earns the ranking of the top performing international company.

Among this year's Best 50 were 28 companies that paid a dividend in 2018 and 14 Companies included in the OTCQX Billion+ Index (.OTCQXBIL).

This year, sixteen regional and community banks were included in the Best 50 list:

  • Citba Financial Corp. (OTCQX: CBAF)
  • Communities First Financial Corporation (OTCQX: CFST)
  • Croghan Bancshares, Inc. (OTCQX: CHBH)
  • Dacotah Banks, Inc. (OTCQX: DBIN)
  • Farmers & Merchants Bancorp (OTCQX: FMCB)
  • Fentura Financial, Inc. (OTCQX: FETM)
  • First Advantage Bancorp. (OTCQX: FABK)
  • GrandSouth Bancorporation (OTCQX: GRRB)
  • Harleysville Financial Corp. (OTCQX: HARL)
  • Lyons Bancorp, Inc. (OTCQX: LYBC)
  • Marquette National Corp. (OTCQX: MNAT)
  • Mars Bancorp, Inc. (OTCQX: MNBP)
  • Mountain Commerce Bancorp Inc. (OTCQX: MCBI)
  • NASB Financial, Inc. (OTCQX: NASB)
  • Sturgis Bancorp, Inc. (OTCQX: STBI)
  • Wayne Savings Bancshares, Inc. (OTCQX: WAYN)

Three companies from last year's ranking remained on the list in 2019:

  • Corvus Gold, Inc. (OTCQX: CORVF)
  • Repro Med Systems, Inc. (OTCQX: REPR)
  • Smith-Midland Corp. (OTCQX: SMID)

The 2019 Best 50 represents the expansive global reach of our OTCQX Market with 26 Foreign Exchange-Listed Companies cross-trading on 11 Foreign Exchanges representing 9 countries:

Foreign Exchange

Country

ASX - Australian Securities Exchange

Australia

BM&F Bovespa

Brazil

Toronto Stock Exchange

Canada

Canadian Securities Exchange

Canada

TSX Venture Exchange

Canada

Frankfurt Stock Exchange

Germany

Bolsa Mexicana de Valores

Mexico

Euronext Amsterdam

Netherlands

Moscow Exchange

Russia

SIX Swiss Exchange

Switzerland

LSE - London Stock Exchange

UK

 

The 2019 OTCQX Best 50 Companies are:

Rank

Company

Symbol

1

Largo Resources Ltd.

(OTCQX: LGORF) (TSX:LGO)

2

CannaRoyalty Corp.

(OTCQX: ORHOF) (CSE:OH)

3

iAnthus Capital Holdings, Inc.

(OTCQX: ITHUF) (CSE:IAN)

4

Organigram Holdings, Inc.

(OTCQX: OGRMF) (TSXV:OGI)

5

Freedom Holding Corp.

(OTCQX: FRHC)

6

Patriot One Technologies Inc.

(OTCQX: PTOTF) (TSXV:PAT)

7

Avita Medical Ltd.

(OTCQX: AVMXY) (ASX: AVH)

8

Western Uranium & Vanadium Corp.

(OTCQX: WSTRF) (CSE:WUC)

9

TFI International Inc.

(OTCQX: TFIFF) (TSX:TFII)

10

Midas Gold Corp

(OTCQX: MDRPF) (TSX:MAX)

11

Corvus Gold, Inc.

(OTCQX: CORVF) (TSX:KOR)

12

Repro Med Systems, Inc.

(OTCQX: REPR)

13

Fentura Financial, Inc.

(OTCQX: FETM)

14

Lyons Bancorp, Inc.

(OTCQX: LYBC)

15

GreenPower Motor Company Inc.

(OTCQX: GPVRF) (TSXV:GPV)

16

Computer Services, Inc.

(OTCQX: CSVI)

17

Gazprom Neft PJSC

(OTCQX: GZPFY) (MOEX: GAZP)

18

First Advantage Bancorp.

(OTCQX: FABK)

19

Dacotah Banks, Inc.

(OTCQX: DBIN)

20

Croghan Bancshares, Inc.

(OTCQX: CHBH)

21

Localiza Rent A Car SA

(OTCQX: LZRFY) (B3: RENT3)

22

Communities First Financial Corporation

(OTCQX: CFST)

23

Marquette National Corp.

(OTCQX: MNAT)

24

Teranga Gold Corporation

(OTCQX: TGCDF) (TSX:TGZ)

25

Stereotaxis, Inc.

(OTCQX: STXS)

26

Anglo American plc

(OTCQX: AAUKF, NGLOY) (LSE: AAL)

27

Mountain Commerce Bancorp Inc.

(OTCQX: MCBI)

28

K92 Mining Inc

(OTCQX: KNTNF) (TSXV:KNT)

29

Zurich Insurance Group Ltd

(OTCQX: ZURVY, ZFSVF) (SIX: ZURN)

30

Sono-Tek Corp.

(OTCQX: SOTK)

31

NASB Financial, Inc.

(OTCQX: NASB)

32

J Sainsbury plc

(OTCQX: JSAIY, JSNSF) (LSE: SBRY)

33

Sturgis Bancorp, Inc.

(OTCQX: STBI)

34

Experian plc

(OTCQX: EXPGY, EXPGF) (LSE: EXPN)

35

Farmers & Merchants Bancorp

(OTCQX: FMCB)

36

Dyadic International, Inc.

(OTCQX: DYAI)

37

Blue Dolphin Energy Co.

(OTCQX: BDCO)

38

Citba Financial Corp.

(OTCQX: CBAF)

39

Wal-Mart De Mexico S.A.B. de C.V.

(OTCQX: WMMVY) (BMV:WALMEX)

40

Wayne Savings Bancshares, Inc.

(OTCQX: WAYN)

41

adidas AG

(OTCQX: ADDYY, ADDDF) (FRA: ADS)

42

GrandSouth Bancorporation

(OTCQX: GRRB)

43

Roche Holding Ltd

(OTCQX: RHHBY, RHHBF, RHHVF) (SIX: ROG, RO)

44

Mars Bancorp, Inc.

(OTCQX: MNBP)

45

Harleysville Financial Corp.

(OTCQX: HARL)

46

Deutsche Telekom AG

(OTCQX: DTEGY, DTEGF) (FRA:  DTE)

47

Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize N.V.

(OTCQX: ADRNY, AHODF) (Euronext Amsterdam: AD

48

Capital Properties, Inc.

(OTCQX: CPTP)

49

JBS S.A.

(OTCQX: JBSAY) (JBSS3.SA)

50

Smith-Midland Corp.

(OTCQX: SMID)

 

OTC Markets Group applied the following criteria to the 410 companies traded on OTCQX on December 31, 2018 to determine which companies would qualify for the 2019 OTCQX Best 50:

  • traded on OTCQX on December 31, 2018
  • closing share price of $0.25 or greater on December 31, 2018
  • positive total annual return in 2018
  • traded equal to or greater than $500,000 in dollar volume in 2018
  • not a "penny stock" on December 31, 2018, as defined under SEC Rule 3a51-1 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
  • member of the OTCQX Composite Index as of December 31, 2018

For more detail on the 2019 OTCQX Best 50 ranking, visit https://www.otcmarkets.com/files/2019_OTCQX_Best_50.pdf

OTC Markets Group Inc. stock trades on the OTCQX Best Market, however the company removed itself from the ranking.  OTC Markets Group reserves discretion to omit companies from the ranking that no longer demonstrate the OTCQX market standards of transparency and wide distribution of news and financial disclosure.

The OTCQX Best 50 is for informational purposes only.  Neither OTC Markets Group Inc. nor its affiliates make any recommendation to buy or sell any security or any representation about the financial condition of any company.  Investors should undertake their own due diligence and carefully evaluate companies before investing. 

About OTC Markets Group Inc.

OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX:OTCM) operates the OTCQX® Best Market, the OTCQB® Venture Market and the Pink® Open Market for 10,000 U.S. and global securities.  Through OTC Link® ATS and OTC Link ECN, we connect a diverse network of broker-dealers that provide liquidity and execution services.  We enable investors to easily trade through the broker of their choice and empower companies to improve the quality of information available for investors.

To learn more about how we create better informed and more efficient markets, visit www.otcmarkets.com.

OTC Link ATS and OTC Link ECN are SEC regulated ATSs, operated by OTC Link LLC, member FINRA/SIPC.

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