Small cap Archive

Apr 08, 2019
Public relations: The lifeline for clinical-stage micro-cap pharma companies
Let’s face it: companies do not aspire to be micro-cap companies. It’s a crowded arena chock full of thousands of companies, each fighting to gain the attention of investors and raise capital. For a select few, being a micro-cap company is temporary, but for most of these companies, the micro-cap space is their forever home. While we can all agree that life as a micro-cap company is not easy, I contend that life as a clinical-stage ...
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Apr 04, 2019
OTCQX Video Series: Royal Financial
In this video interview, Leonard Szwajkowski of Royal Financial discusses the bank’s rich history, its long-standing commitment to the local customer base, its growth strategy and the impact of the acquisition of Washington Federal, and the benefits for the bank and its share...
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Mar 13, 2019
BlackRock urges caution on smaller companies
Global small-cap stocks have had a strong 2019, outperforming large caps by more than 3 percentage points, but this is not a rally worth chasing, according to Richard Turnill, BlackRock’s global chief investment strategist. As the pace of the global expansion slows, BlackRock prefers large-cap equities, notes Turnill in an investment outlook, favoring exposure to firms with ‘quality markers such as strong balance sheets’. Turnill observes that small cap...
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Mar 06, 2019
Saudi stock exchange makes changes to open to foreign investors
The Saudi stock exchange, the Tadawul, is making changes to the trading of small and medium-sized companies just before the country’s inclusion in major emerging-market benchmarks, which it is hoped will further boost the exchange. The Tadawul is to increase the number of listed firms in the small and medium-sized company segment and improve liquidity in trading, according to a statement. The reforms being adopted by the $530 bn bourse aim to align the Tadawul wit...
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Feb 27, 2019
Hardman & Co: UK small caps and Aim firms increase coverage post-Mifid
Analyst coverage of UK small caps and companies listed on London’s Alternative Investment Market (Aim) actually increased over the 12 months following the implementation of Mifid II, according to new research from Hardman & Co – a finding that goes against pre-Mifid predictions.  ‘Coverage of Main Market small caps and Aim companies across the market-cap spectrum in...
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Feb 08, 2019
No reduction in small-cap coverage in first year of Mifid II
One of the many debated consequences of Mifid II was the anticipated reduction in small-cap coverage, but new research reveals this hasn’t been borne out in the first year of the European regulation. As part of the annual review into performance drivers of the Numis Small Companies Index (NSCI), the London Business School (LBS) finds that, while equity research has fallen by 8 percent since Mifid II came into force, so far there is no disproportionate reduction in...
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