OTC Markets Lists Top Companies: 50 Best in Share Price Performance

Money Dollars Benjamin FranklinjpgOTC Markets, a financial marketplace for over 10,000 US and global securities, has published a first ever OTCQX Best 50 performing companies listed on their marketplace. The criteria used was an equal weighting of one year share price performance in 2014.  Granted we are in the midst of a bull market, something that never lasts forever, but these smaller companies have performed quite well – especially if you compare them to any number of indexes.  On average, companies in the OTCQX Best 50 delivered a return of 52% in 2014.

The top-ranked company overall was Western Lithium USA Corp. (TSX: WLC; OTCQX: WLCDF), a Canadian company that has traded on OTCQX since 2011.  The top performing US company was Unilens Vision Inc. (OTCQX: UVIC), a Florida based company that through its subsidiaries develops, licenses, manufactures, distributes and markets contact lenses primarily under the C-Vue brand directly to independent eye care professionals.

According to OTC Markets, these companies traded an aggregate amount of $4.6 billion in 2104.  About 75% of these companies are also listed on other foreign exchanges like the London Stock Exchange or the Toronto Stock Exchange.  Approximately half paid a dividend adding some income to the capital appreciation.

Jason Paltrowitz, Executive VP of OTC stated that they offer the most efficient trading for “established, investor friendly US and international companies”.  He touted the oppoertunity for investors to capture global diversification while international corporations could gain exposure to US investors.

“We are proud to recognize the most successful OTCQX companies in our inaugural OTCQX Best 50, which are helping enhance market transparency and deliver long-term value for their shareholders,”  said Jason.

The 2015 OTCQX Best 50 companies are:

1Western Lithium USA Corp.WLCDF
2NioCorp Developments Ltd.NIOBF
3Cynapsus Therapeutics Inc.CYNAF
4POET Technologies Inc.POETF
5Titan Medical Inc.TITXF
6Brazil Resources Inc.BRIZF
7CRH Medical Corp.CRMMF
8Concordia Healthcare CorporationCHEHF
9Audio Pixels Holdings Ltd.ADPXY
10Balmoral Resources Ltd.BALMF
11Unilens Vision Inc.UVIC
12Novo Resources Corp.NSRPF
13Norsk Hydro ASANHYDY
14ProMetic Life Sciences Inc.PFSCF
15Commercial International Bank Ltd.CIBEY
16First BancTrust Corp.FIRT
17Marks & Spencer Group PLCMAKSY
18Kroton Educacional S.A.KROTY
19Klondex Mines Ltd.KLNDF
20Virginia National Bankshares CorporationVABK
21Trevali Mining Corp.TREVF
22Blackhawk Bancorp, Inc.BHWB
23WPT Industrial Real Estate Investment TrustWPTIF
24biOasis Technologies Inc.BIOAF
25Columbus Gold Corp.CBGDF
26Nautilus Minerals Inc.NUSMF
27GWR Global Water Resources Corp.GWGWF
28Tribute Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc.TBUFF
39Fresenius SE & Co. KGaAFSNUY
30Imperial Tobacco Group PLCITYBY
31Turkiye Garanti Bankasi A.S.TKGBY
32Cortland BancorpCLDB
33Meritage Hospitality Group, Inc.MHGU
34Coastal Banking Company, Inc.CBCO
35Wolseley PLCWOSYY
36Heineken N.V.HEINY
38BE Semiconductor Industries N.V.BESIY
40Franklin Financial Services Corp.FRAF
41Estacio Participacoes S.A.ECPCY
42Mahanagar Telephone Nigam LimitedMTENY
43Royal Hawaiian Orchards, L.P.NNUTU
44Greater Hudson Bank, NA (NY)GHDS
45Klabin S.A.KLBAY
46Golden Queen Mining Co. Ltd.GQMNF
47First Resource Bank (Exton, PA)FRSB
48Home Retail Group PLCHMRTY
49Zurich Insurance Group Ltd.ZURVY
50Freedom Bank of Virginia (Fairfax)FDVA


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