September 1, 2019 at five:29 pm

The American Cannabis Operator Index extended its post-March weakness once more in August, declining 16.four% to 61.62 in action that mimicked the decline in July:

The index, which launched at the finish of October with a worth of 100, traded as low as 70.64 in late December soon after possessing reached a closing higher of 124.16 in early November. This previous month, it eclipsed the prior December low and is now down 20.three% in 2019:

In the course of August, the index incorporated 25 corporations, which includes 20 multi-state operators (MSOs) and five focused solely on CBD extracted from industrial hemp. Quite a few MSOs are pursuing CBD tactics apart from their state-licensed cannabis firms. four corporations managed gains, when 16 posted double-digit losses, which includes 7 that lost extra than 25% of their worth:

Cresco Labs (CSE: CL) (OTC: CRLBF), which lost just about half of its worth from late April to early August, led the way with a obtain of only eight.five%. The stock is now up 22.four% in 2019. Sunniva (CSE: SNN) (OTC: SNNVF) led the stocks that declined, losing more than half its worth soon after it announced additional building delays in California and retracted its income guidance. Final month’s winner, DionyMed Brands (CSE: DYME) (OTC: DYMEF), also lost extra than half its worth. Acreage Holdings (CSE: ACRG) (OTC: ACRGF) posted new all-time lows through August and is down substantially in 2019, even soon after adding back the $two.63 dividend shareholders received from Canopy Development, which would give it a total return of -47.eight%.

For August, the quantity of names in the index will raise by 1 to 26. Joining the index are MSO AYR Techniques (CSE: AYR) (OTC: AYRSF), Marimed (OTC: MRMD) and Veritas Farms (OTC: VFRM), the latter two of which are hemp-focused. The stocks becoming removed include  Chemesis International (CSE: CSI) (OTC: CADMF) and Dionymed Brands, each of which failed to sustain the minimum day-to-day volume requirement.

In the subsequent month-to-month assessment, we will summarize the efficiency for September and talk about any additions or deletions. Be positive to bookmark the web page to remain present on American cannabis operators stock price tag movements inside the day or from day-to-day.

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Alan Brochstein, CFA
Primarily based in Houston, Alan leverages his expertise as founder of on the internet communities 420 Investor, the initial and nevertheless biggest due diligence platform focused on the publicly-traded stocks in the cannabis business. With his comprehensive network in the cannabis neighborhood, Alan continues to uncover new approaches to connect the business and facilitate its sustainable development. At New Cannabis Ventures, he is accountable for content material improvement and strategic alliances. Prior to shifting his concentrate to the cannabis business in early 2013, Alan, who started his profession on Wall Street in 1986, worked as an independent study analyst following more than two decades in study and portfolio management. A prolific writer, with more than 650 articles published due to the fact 2007 at Searching for Alpha, exactly where he has 70,000 followers, Alan is a frequent speaker at business conferences and a frequent supply to the media, which includes the NY Occasions, the Wall Street Journal, Fox Business enterprise, and Bloomberg Television. Make contact with Alan: Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn | E-mail

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