MSE marginally up as ten equities register price movements

The MSE Equity Return Index traded in positive territory today as it registered a marginal gain of 0.021% to close at 8,618.576 points. A turnover of €424,815 was generated over 69 deals in the equities market. Out of 14 active equities, ten registered price movements, as gainers and fallers amounted to 5 each.

HSBC Bank Malta plcwas one of three active banking equities as 46,154 shares were traded over eight deals, pushing the price up by 2.09% to reach the €1.95 price level. In the same sector, the share price of Fimbank plc shifted in the opposite direction by 0.82%, to settle at a price of $0.605 after 28,124 shares were exchanged over five deals. Bank of Valletta plc on the other hand closed unchanged at €1.815 despite a substantial turnover of €34,847.

Malita Investments plc was the most liquid equity of the session as a total of 217,500 shares changed hands over 15 deals. As a result, the equity closed 1.79% higher at €0.855.

Also in the property sector, Malta Properties Company plc enjoyed a strong session as it advanced by 2.04% to end the session at €0.50. This was the outcome of five deals in which 23,005 shares were traded. Similarly, Trident Estates plc managed to regain some of yesterday’s loss as it put on 1.11% to €1.82. A total of 8,343 shares were traded across five deals. Plaza Centres plc traded three times today but no price change was recorded as all deals were executed at the previous closing price of €1.06.

Mapfre Middlesea plc was the worst performer of the session as a single transaction on slim volume dragged the price down by 2.7% to €1.80.

Simonds Farsons Cisk plcsurrendered all the gains registered in the previous session as it drifted lower by 2.11% to €6.95 as a result of a couple of deals of a combined 427 shares.

In the telecommunications sector, GO plc posted modest gains of 0.56% to close the session at €3.60. Trading volume totalled 4,980 shares over four deals.

A couple of transactions worth a combined €12,670 shaved 1.71 off the share price of Medserv plc to close at €1.15.

International Hotel Investments plcalso traded in negative territory after 2,000 shares were exchanged over two deals. The equity ended the session at a price of €0.62, translating to a 1.59% loss in value.

The sovereign debt market had a mixed session as out of 11 issues which were active, five headed north and six traded lower. The most notable price increase was that of the 2.1% MGS 2039, as it pushed forward by 0.3% to close at €101.62.

On the corporate debt front, gainers and fallers also balanced each other out as out of 15 active issues, four increased in value and three edged lower. Topping the list of gainers was the4.4% Von der Heyden Group Finance plc Unsecured € 2024 whichregistered an advancement of 1.88%. On the other side of the spectrum, the 5.75% International Hotel Investments plc Unsecured € 2025 edged 1.81% lower.


The Equities traded today were:

Symbol Code

Volume Traded

Value Traded

Trades

Closing Price

% Change

BOV

19,115

34,847.75

10

1.815

0.00%

HSB

46,154

88,282.14

8

1.950

2.09%

MMS

86

154.80

1

1.800

-2.70%

SFC

427

2,988.40

2

6.950

-2.11%

GO

4,980

17,868.00

4

3.600

0.56%

IHI

2,000

1,197.63

2

0.620

-1.59%

PZC

21,510

22,800.60

3

1.060

0.00%

FIM

28,124

13,743.47

5

0.605

-0.82%

MIA

80

395.20

1

4.940

0.00%

MDS

11,000

12,670.00

2

1.150

-1.71%

RS2

16,964

21,219.50

6

1.250

0.00%

MLT

217,500

184,000.00

15

0.855

1.79%

MPC

23,005

11,477.80

5

0.500

2.04%

TRI

8,343

13,169.90

5

1.820

1.11%



The Corporate Bonds traded today were:

 

Closing Price

% Change

4.25% Bank of Valletta plc € Notes 2019 Series 2 Tranche 1

101.500

0.00%

6% Mediterranean Investments Holding plc Euro 2021

104.100

0.10%

4.4% Von der Heyden Group Finance plc Unsecured € 2024

99.840

1.88%

6% international hotel Investments plc € 2024

106.000

-0.98%

5% Hal Mann Vella Group plc Secured Bonds € 2024

105.500

0.00%

5.1% 1923 Investments plc Unsecured € 2024

104.500

0.43%

5.75% International Hotel Investments plc Unsecured € 2025

106.050

-1.81%

4.5% Hili Properties plc Unsecured € 2025

105.000

0.00%

4.25% Corinthia Finance plc Unsecured € 2026

104.000

0.00%

3.75% Premier Capital plc Unsecured € 2026

104.000

0.00%

4.35% SD Finance plc Unsecured € 2027

104.250

0.24%

3.75% Tumas Investments plc Unsecured € 2027

104.110

0.00%

4% Stivala Group Finance plc Secured € 2027

104.000

0.00%

3.5% Bank of Valletta plc € Notes 2030 S1 T1

100.000

-0.25%

3.5% Bank of Valletta plc € Notes 2030 S2 T1

99.500

0.00%



The Government Stocks traded today were:

 

Closing Price

% Change

3% MGS 2019 (III)

104.000

-0.42%

5% MGS 2021(I)

116.370

-0.03%

4.5% MGS 2028 (II)

130.460

0.05%

2.3% MGS 2029 (II)

108.250

0.05%

5.25% MGS 2030 (I)

140.960

0.11%

4.3% MGS 2033 (I)

132.270

-0.11%

4.1% MGS 2034 (I)

130.850

-0.11%

2.5% MGS 2036 (I)

108.600

-0.17%

2.1% MGS 2039 (I)

101.620

0.30%

3% MGS 2040 (I)

117.360

0.15%

2.4% MGS 2041 (I)

106.000

-0.19%



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