2016 OTC Markets' Graduate Review

January 11, 2017

 

2016 was a slow year for OTC graduations. With 35 uplists, 2016 saw the lowest number of OTC graduates in over 5 years. The number of graduates in 2016 was down about 40% from 2015

 

 

The NASDAQ was the favorite new home for OTC graduates in 2016 with over 90% of this year's graduates choosing the NASDAQ as their new exchange. 

 

The OTCQB has also proven to be the best launching pad for OTC issuers looking to transition to a senior exchange. Over 50% of this year's uplists graduated from the QB tier of the OTC Markets.

 

 

With 19 of the approx. 900 OTCQB listed securities uplisting, the OTCQB had a 2% graduation rate, the highest graduation rate of any OTC Markets tier (QX ~ 1.3% and Pink ~ .1%).

 

Below, we have included a list of 2016's OTC graduates. Congrats to all of 2016's graduates from the Acquis Team! 

 

2016 OTC Markets' Uplists: 

 

1st Quarter: 

 
Workhorse Group Inc. (NASDAQ: WKHS)
Jan. 5, 2016 -- OTCQB to NASDAQ Capital Market
 
Global Self Storage, Inc. (NASDAQ: SELF)
Jan. 19, 2016 -- OTCPINK to NASDAQ Capital Market
 
SPI Energy Co Ltd (NASDAQ: SPI)
Jan. 19, 2016 -- OTCPINK to NASDAQ Global Select Market
 
Nicolet Bankshares Inc. (NASDAQ: NCBS)
Feb. 24, 2016 -- OTCPINK to NASDAQ Capital Market
 
IZEA Inc. (NASDAQ: IZEA)
Feb. 26, 2016 -- OTCQB to NASDAQ Capital Market
 
Nano Dimension Ltd (NASDAQ: NNDM)
Mar. 7, 2016 -- OTCQX to NASDAQ Capital Market 
 
Senseonics Holdings, Inc. (NYSE Mkt: SENS)
Mar. 18, 2016 -- OTCPINK to NYSE Mkt
 
ViewRay, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRAY)
Mar. 31, 2016 -- OTCQB to NASDAQ Global Market

 

 

2nd Quarter:
 
ChromaDex Corporation (NASDAQ: CDXC)
April 25, 2016 -- OTCQX to NASDAQ Capital Market
 
Interlink Electronics (NASDAQ: LINK)
April 25, 2016 -- OTCPINK to NASDAQ Capital Market
 
ALJ Regional Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALJJ)
May 11, 2016 -- OTCPINK to NASDAQ Capital Market 
 
VistaGen Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VTGN)
May 11, 2016 -- OTCQB to NASDAQ Capital Market 
 
Viveve Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIVE)
June 14, 2016 -- OTCQB to NASDAQ Capital Market 
 
Paragon Commercial Corp. (NASDAQ: PBNC)
June 16, 2016 -- OTCQX to NASDAQ Capital Market
 
Socket Mobile, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCKT)
June 22, 2016 -- OTCQB to NASDAQ Capital Market 
 
Global Medical REIT, Inc. (NYSE: GMRE)
June 29, 2016 -- OTCPINK to New York Stock Exchange 

 

 

3rd Quarter: 
 
Advanced Emissions Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADES)
July 7, 2016 -- OTCPINK to NASDAQ Global Market
 
DelMar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: DMPI)
July 12, 2016 -- OTCQX to NASDAQ Capital Market
 
Long Island Iced Tea Corp. (NASDAQ: LTEA)
July 29, 2016 -- OTCQB to NASDAQ Capital Market 
 
Ekso Bionics Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: EKSO)
August 9, 2016 -- OTCQB to NASDAQ Capital Market 
 
Biomerica, Inc. (NASDAQ: BMRA)
August 26, 2016 -- OTCQB to NASDAQ Capital Market 
 
Reven Housing REIT, Inc. (NASDAQ: RVEN)
August 30, 2016 -- OTCQB to NASDAQ Capital Market

 

 

4th Quarter:
  
HomeTown Bankshares Corporation (NASDAQ: HMTA)
October 12, 2016 -- OTCPINK to NASDAQ Capital Market
 
Social Reality Inc. (NASDAQ: SRAX)
October 13, 2016 -- OTCQB to NASDAQ Capital Market
 
Xenetic Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: XBIO)
November 7, 2016 -- OTCQB to NASDAQ Capital Market 
 
TapImmune, Inc. (NASDAQ: TPIV)
November 8, 2016 -- OTCQB to NASDAQ Capital Market
 
Diffusion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: DFFN)
Novemebr 9, 2016 -- OTCQX to NASDAQ Capital Market
 
Moxian, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOXC)
November 15, 2016 -- OTCQB to NASDAQ Capital Market 
 
Limbach Holdings, Inc (NASDAQ: LMB)
November 16, 2016 -- OTCQB to NASDAQ Capital Market
 
FlexShopper, Inc. (NASDAQ: FPAY)
November 18, 2016 -- OTCQB to NASDAQ Capital Market 
 
Genius Brands International, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNUS)

November 21, 2016 -- OTCQB to NASDAQ Capital Market 
 
Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp (NYSE: AQN)
November 29, 2016 -- OTCPINK to NYSE
 
Soligenix, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNGX)
December 13, 2016 -- OTCQB to NASDAQ Capital Market 
 
root9B Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: RTNB)
December 21, 2016 -- OTCQB to NASDAQ Capital Market
 
Penn VA Corp New (NASDAQ: PVAC)

December 28, 2016 -- OTCQX to NASDAQ Global Select 

 

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