Category Archives: Capital Markets

Expert Analysis: Class of October and September 2018 OTC Graduates

By: Joseph M. Lucosky, Managing Partner Lucosky Brookman LLP While the month of September 2018 saw four companies migrate from the OTCQX, OTCQB and OTC Pink onto national securities exchanges, October 2018 was a slower month for uplists with only one company migrating from the OTCQX to the NYSE. In September of 2018, two of those companies were small-cap companies

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OTC Markets Announces Q3 2018 Index Performance and Rebalancing

This week, OTC Markets Group announced the third quarter 2018 performance and quarterly rebalancing of the OTCQX® and OTCQB® indexes, including the OTCQX Canada Index and the OTCQX Dividend Index. All the OTC Indexes except the OTCQX U.S. Index ended Q3 higher. Two OTC Indexes outperformed the others. The OTCQX Canada Index (.OTCQXCAN), which tracks Canadian OTCQX companies, was up

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SEC Provides Temporary Relief for Issuers Using Reg CF & Reg A+ Impacted by Hurricane Michael

According to CrowdFundInsider.com, the SEC has issued temporary rules for companies impacted by Hurricane Michael that issued securities under Regulation Crowdfunding and Regulation A. The “Interim final temporary rule” issued by the SEC on October 16th, provides that an issuer subject to the reporting requirements of either Regulation Crowdfunding or Regulation A is exempt from any requirement to file specified reports or

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Study Finds Going Public On The OTC First Can Avoid Underpricing and Stock Volatility

A recent revised study published by the Journal of Financial Intermediation looks at the impact a “two-stage IPO” can have a newly public company’s price and stock volatility. The two-stage IPO is where a firm first gets quoted on the over-the-counter (OTC) stock market, and then upgrades to a national exchange where it first issues public equity. Firms completing a

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OTC Markets Publishes Lists of September Compliance Downgrades & Caveat Emptor Designations

Last week, OTC Markets Group published the lists of downgrades from its OTCQX® and OTCQB® markets and Caveat Emptor Designations for the month of September. This list is part of OTC Markets’ initiative to disseminate, on a recurring monthly basis, a list of downgrades from its respective OTCQX and OTCQB markets as well as a separate list of Caveat Emptor Designations that have occurred

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Bank of America Bans Trades of All MicroCaps With Shares Under $5

According to CNBC, Bank of America’s Merrill Lynch brokerage recently told clients it was changing its trading policy regarding penny stocks. CNBC’s sources say Merrill Lynch banned purchases of ‘penny stocks’ in late July, and added restrictions to sales in September. As of September 30th,  stocks priced under $5 per share from companies with a market capitalization under $300 million will be

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Four OTC Markets Issuers Uplisted to Nasdaq & NYSE in September 2018

Four issuers uplisted from the OTC Markets to the NASDAQ or NYSE in September 2018. Learn more about these OTC ‘graduates’ below.   AudioEye, Inc. (Nasdaq: AEYE) On September 4, 2018, AEYE uplisted from the OTCQB to the Nasdaq Capital Market. AudioEye is a technology company serving businesses committed to providing equal access to their digital content. About one month prior

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Seven OTC Markets Issuers Uplisted to Nasdaq & NYSE in August 2018

Seven issuers uplisted from the OTC Markets to the NASDAQ or NYSE American in August 2018. Learn more about these OTC ‘graduates’ below.   Cumulus Media, Inc. (Nasdaq: CMLS) On August 1, 2018, CMLS uplisted from the OTC Pink to the Nasdaq. CMLS combines high-quality local programming with iconic, nationally syndicated media, sports and entertainment brands to deliver premium content

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OTC Markets Publishes Lists of August Compliance Downgrades & Caveat Emptor Designations

Last week, OTC Markets Group published the lists of downgrades from its OTCQX® and OTCQB® markets and Caveat Emptor Designations for the month of August. This list is part of OTC Markets’ initiative to disseminate, on a recurring monthly basis, a list of downgrades from its respective OTCQX and OTCQB markets as well as a separate list of Caveat Emptor Designations that have occurred

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