The Canadian stocks on our list have generated superior month-over-month returns as well as a surge in trading volume
SmallCapPower | March 29, 2018: TSX-listed stocks have slightly outperformed their U.S. counterparts over the past month, with the TSX declining 2% M/M, while the Dow Jones decreased 4% over the same period. The Canadian stocks on our list today have seen a sharp increase in investor interest, which has translated into impressive one-month returns.
Natcore Technology Inc. (TSXV:NXT) – $0.19
Natcore Technology is a U.S.-based technology company focused on solar cells. The Company operates a 19,000 sq. ft. manufacturing and R&D facility in Rochester. Natcore creates back contact solar cells using aluminum. NXT aims to reach 25% real-world efficiency for its production solar cells.
- Market Cap: $11.3 Million
- 1 Month Total Return: 164.3%
- Average Daily Volume – 30 Days: 1,557,170
- Average Daily Volume – 90 Days: 582,491
Vitalhub Corp. (TSXV:VHI) – $0.17
Healthcare & Blockchain
VitalHub Corp. (“VitalHub”) creates SaaS-based healthcare applications utilizing web, mobile, and Blockchain technology. The Company’s platform includes an Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system, which aggregates and retrieves patient data from multiple clinical information systems. VitalHub’s regulatory solutions eliminate the need for middlemen organizations, which reduce costs and improve efficiency, privacy and security of siloed healthcare databases. The Company operates a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model, offering renewable software licences (termed or annual), in addition to maintenance and consulting services. The Company is currently integrating its platform with Blockchain solutions.
- Market Cap: $15.0 Million
- 1 Month Total Return: 32.0%
- Average Daily Volume – 30 Days: 845,854
- Average Daily Volume – 90 Days: 406,736
International Battery Metals Ltd. (CSE:IBAT) – $0.65
International Battery Metals is a Canada-based lithium company. IBAT licenses lithium extraction technology for oilfield and geothermal brines, primarily for use in the United States, from Selective Adsorption Limited (SAL). In partnership with SAL, the Company aims to conduct testing in a New York laboratory before deploying the technology on a production scale.
- Market Cap: $17.7 Million
- 1 Month Total Return: 100.0%
- Average Daily Volume – 30 Days: 919,629
- Average Daily Volume – 90 Days: 367,989
Stina Resources Ltd. (CSE:SQA) – $0.45
Stina Resources aims to become North America’s first vertically integrated producer of vanadium and vanadium electrolytes. The Company’s Bisoni-Rio asset in Nevada spans 4,100 acres of historically explored land. On March 15, the Company acquired Jet Power and Control Systems, a manufacturer of power control systems for US$1.6M.
- Market Cap: $37.7 Million
- 1 Month Total Return: 56.1%
- Average Daily Volume – 30 Days: 1,635,112
- Average Daily Volume – 90 Days: 821,361
Antibe Therapeutics Inc. (TSXV:ATE) – $0.44
Biotechnology & Medical Research
Antibe Therapeutics is a Canada-based biomed company with several products in development. The Company’s drug division produces ATB-346, a Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug (NSAID), with minimal GI damage and effect on blood pressure. Its Citagenix subsidiary produces dental regenerative medicine for oral surgery.
- Market Cap: $86.6 Million
- 1 Month Total Return: 63.0%
- Average Daily Volume – 30 Days: 3,649,691
- Average Daily Volume – 90 Days: 1,650,109
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