MSE Index down 0.337% despite mixed performances in the equities market

The MSE Equity Total Return Index was hit negatively by0.337% to close the session at 8,770.860 points. A total of 15 equities were active, out of which 6 headed downwards and another 6 posted gains. Total turnover amounted to €476,226 through 79 transactions.

In the banking industry, Bank of Valletta plcregistered the largest loss of 6.43%, closing the session at €1.31 across 27 deals. Total number of sharestradedamounted to 65,832.

Conversely, FIMBank plc closed the session positively with a rise of 2.09%, to close at €0.70.The equity generated a turnover of €23,350, spread across seven deals.

HSBC Bank Malta plcremained unchanged despite having 22,930 shares exchanged throughout the session across sixtransactions. Theequity generated a turnover of €41,459.

The best performer was MIDI plc, where shares soared 17.86% to a price of €0.66. Such positive return resulted froma turnover of €164,029 over 18 trades.

To a lesser extent, Mapfre Middlesea made was the second best performer, logging apositive movement of5.46%. It closed the sessionat €1.93 having only one transaction of350 shares.

Similarly, GO plc and RS2 software plc were up by 2.09% and 1.77%, to closeat €3.90 and €1.15 respectively.

A single transactions of 3,000 shares of property firm, Trident estates plcpushed the equity upwards by 0.75% to €1.35.

In the same sector, both Tigne Mall plc and Main Street Complex plc registered negative movementsof 0.52% and 0.76%, closing the session at €0.955 and €0.65 respectively. Both equities had a single transaction each.

International Hotel Investments plc also closed in the red as a sole deal of 4,200 shares dragged the price down to €0.635.

Malta International Airportplc closed at €6.10, translating to a 1.61% decline while Medserv plc settled 1.83% lower at €1.07.

Elsewhere, Malta Properties Company plc and PG plc closed unchanged at €0.50 and €1.40 respectively.

On the corporate debt front,a total of 24 issues were active, of which seven headed south while five advanced. The 6% Medserv plc Sec. & Grntd €  Notes 2020-2023 S1 T1 generated the highest price rise of 1.71% to €104. On the other hand, 5.75% International Hotel Investments plc Unsecured € 2025 shaved 3.72% off the price, to close off at €106.28.

In the sovereign debt front, only six issues were active, having three negative movers and two gainers. The 2.3% MGS 2029 (II) bond registered a rise in price of 0.18% to €106.32 with a single transaction of €50,000 nominal. Contrastingly, the 4.1% MGS 2034 (I) closed off the session 0.64% lower at €127.34.


The Equities traded today were:

Symbol Code

Volume Traded

Value Traded

Trades

Closing Price

 

% Change

BOV

65,832

89,576.76

27

1.310

-6.43%

HSB

22,930

41,459.30

6

1.810

0.00%

MMS

350

675.50

1

1.930

5.46%

GO

21,128

82,379.20

6

3.900

2.09%

IHI

4,200

2,667.00

1

0.635

-1.55%

FIM

38,934

23,350.14

7

0.700

2.19%

MIA

1,200

7,330.00

2

6.100

-1.61%

MDS

6,100

6,420.34

3

1.070

-1.83%

RS2

6,500

7,475.00

1

1.150

1.77%

MDI

269,010

164,029.23

18

0.660

17.86%

TML

4,000

3,820.00

1

0.955

-0.52%

MPC

2,780

1,390.00

1

0.500

0.00%

PG

29,485

41,279.00

3

1.400

0.00%

TRI

3,000

4,050.00

1

1.350

0.75%

MSC

500

325.00

1

0.650

-0.76%



The Corporate Bonds traded today were:

 

Closing Price

% Change

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

101.250

0.00%

5.5% Pendergardens Developments plc Secured € 2020 Series I

103.060

0.06%

4.9% Gasan Finance Company plc € 2019-2021

103.610

0.00%

5% Mediterranean Investments Holding plc Unsecured € 2022

102.290

0.09%

6% Medserv plc Sec. & Grntd €  Notes 2020-2023 S1 T1

104.000

1.71%

4.25% GAP Group plc Secured € 2023

105.000

0.00%

4.4% Von der Heyden Group Finance plc Unsecured € 2024

101.700

0.00%

6% International Hotel Investments plc € 2024

108.060

0.00%

6% MeDirect Bank plc Subordinated Unsecured € 2019-2024

102.510

0.00%

5.75% International Hotel Investments plc Unsecured € 2025

106.280

-3.72%

4.5% Izola Bank plc € Unsecured 2025

106.000

0.00%

5.1% 6PM Holdings plc Unsecured € 2025

101.500

0.50%

4.5% Hili Properties plc Unsecured € 2025

103.500

0.00%

4.35% Hudson Malta plc Unsecured € 2026

105.000

0.00%

4% MIDI plc Secured € 2026

104.990

-0.01%

5% Dizz Finance plc Unsecured € 2026

103.600

0.00%

3.75% Premier Capital plc Unsecured € 2026

103.980

-0.02%

4% International Hotel Investments plc Unsecured € 2026

102.510

-0.53%

4.35% SD Finance plc Unsecured € 2027

103.020

-0.94%

4.4% Central Business Centres plc Unsecured € 2027 S1/17 T1

102.110

-2.05%

4.5% Grand Harbour Marina plc Unsecured € 2027

104.000

0.00%

4% Stivala Group Finance plc Secured € 2027

105.000

0.48%

3.75% Virtu Finance plc Unsecured € 2027

103.500

-0.96%

3.5% Bank of Valletta plc € Notes 2030 S2 T1

100.010

0.00%



The Government Stocks traded today were:

 

Closing Price

% Change

5% MGS 2021(I)

113.390

0.01%

2.3% MGS 2029 (II)

106.320

0.18%

5.25% MGS 2030 (I)

137.080

-0.29%

4.65% MGS 2032 (I)

133.200

-0.34%

4.1% MGS 2034 (I)

127.340

-0.64%

2.1% MGS 2039 (I)

99.610

0.00%



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