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:

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


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