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OTC Markets Group Announces the 2024 OTCQX Best 50

NEW YORK, Jan. 18, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX: OTCM), today announced the 2024 OTCQX® Best 50, a ranking of the 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 2024 OTCQX Best 50 were ranked based on their performance during the 2023 calendar year.

“We congratulate this year’s OTCQX Best 50 companies on their ability to achieve a high level of performance during another challenging year for market conditions,” said Jason Paltrowitz, Executive Vice President of Corporate Services at OTC Markets Group. “This year’s roster represents a diverse set of industries and geographies that clearly demonstrate the value global cross-border trading can provide for companies.”

2024 OTCQX Best 50 Results and Highlights
The 2024 OTCQX Best 50 companies traded a total $11.4 billion dollar volume. The companies delivered to investors a median total return of 77% in 2023. The median market cap for the companies ranked in this year’s list was over $186 million, and among them were 10 companies with a market cap greater than $1 billion.

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This year’s top performing company, Bravo Mining Corp. (OTCQX: BRVMF), a Canada and Brazil based mineral exploration and development company. Bravo Mining Corp cross-trades on the TSX Venture exchange in Canada under the ticker “BRVO.”

U.S. and Canadian companies comprised a high concentration of the 2024 OTCQX Best 50 at 25 and 16 companies respectively. The list also included companies traded on the ASX, Euronext Amsterdam, Euronext Paris, LSE, and the Singapore Exchange. The diversity of countries further demonstrates the success of OTCQX as a global gateway to connect issuers with the U.S. investment community.

Nine U.S. community banks were also included among this year’s OTCQX Best 50 list:

Three companies from last year’s ranking made their second appearance on the OTCQX Best 50 list in 2024:

The 2024 OTCQX Best 50 Companies:

Rank

Company

Symbol

1

Bravo Mining Corp.

BRVMF

2

Collective Mining Ltd

CNLMF

3

Grayscale Bitcoin Cash Trust (BCH)

BCHG

4

LithiumBank Resources Corp.

LBNKF

5

Data Communications Management Corp.

DCMDF

6

Grayscale Decentraland Trust (MANA)

MANA

7

Gold Reserve, Inc.

GDRZF

8

Grayscale Stellar Lumens Trust (XLM)

GXLM

9

G Mining Ventures Corp.

GMINF

10

Grayscale Litecoin Trust (LTC)

LTCN

11

Westbridge Renewable Energy Corp.

WEGYF

12

Aya Gold & Silver Inc.

AYASF

13

Grayscale Digital Large Cap Fund LLC

GDLC

14

ES Bancshares, Inc.

ESBS

15

First Acceptance Corp.

FACO

16

Osprey Bitcoin Trust

OBTC

17

Bitwise 10 Crypto Index Fund

BITW

18

Grayscale Ethereum Trust (ETH)

ETHE

19

GREAT PACIFIC GOLD CORP.

FSXLF

20

Grayscale Ethereum Classic Trust (ETC)

ETCG

21

Mayfair Gold Corp.

MFGCF

22

Well Health Technologies Corp.

WHTCF

23

Blue Dolphin Energy Co.

BDCO

24

Foran Mining Corporation

FMCXF

25

Century Next Financial Corp

CTUY

26

Grayscale Horizen Trust (ZEN)

HZEN

27

The Trendlines Group Ltd.

TRNLY

28

Antibe Therapeutics, Inc.

ATBPF

29

Glass House Brands Inc.

GLASF

30

Patriot Battery Metals Inc

PMETF

31

Aldebaran Resources Inc.

ADBRF

32

Marks & Spencer Group Plc

MAKSY; MAKSF

33

Yellow Cake Plc

YLLXF

34

Champion Iron Limited

CIAFF

35

Lundin Gold Inc.

LUGDF

36

Xtract One Technologies Inc.

XTRAF

37

West Coast Community Bancorp

SCZC

38

GBank Financial Holdings Inc.

GBFH

39

Pinnacle Bankshares Corp.

PPBN

40

Sprott Physical Uranium Trust

SRUUF

41

FFB Bancorp

FFBB

42

Boss Energy Ltd

BQSSF

43

ASM International N.V.

ASMIY

44

Heineken N.V.

HEINY; HINKF

45

Publicis Groupe S.A.

PUBGY; PGPEF

46

Corsa Coal Corp.

CRSXF

47

Peoples Financial Corp.

PFBX

48

Integrated Financial Holdings, Inc.

IFHI

49

GAMCO Investors, Inc.

GAMI

50

Merchants & Marine Bancorp Inc.

MNMB


OTC Markets Group applied the following criteria to eligible companies traded on OTCQX on December 31, 2023, to determine which companies would qualify for the 2024 OTCQX Best 50:

  • traded on OTCQX on December 31, 2022

  • closing share price of $0.25 or greater on December 31, 2023

  • closing share price on December 31, 2023, greater than on December 31, 2022

  • traded equal to or greater than $500,000 in dollar volume in 2023

  • not a “penny stock” on December 31, 2023 as defined under SEC Rule 3a51-1 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

  • member of the OTCQX Composite Index as of December 31, 2023

View the complete 2024 OTCQX Best 50 rankings.

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 regulated markets for trading over 12,000 U.S. and international securities. Our data-driven disclosure standards form the foundation of our three public markets: OTCQX® Best Market, OTCQB® Venture Market and Pink® Open Market.

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