HSBC pushes index upwards by 0.222%

The MSE Total Return Index closed the session 0.222% higher at 8,901.802 points on a relatively quiet day in the equities market. Just six equities were active, of which one traded lower and another one posted a gain. Total turnover generated totalled €255,162, as 21 deals of a combined 131,143 shares were executed.

The driver for this performance was HSBC Bank Malta plc as it registered the only positive movement of the session, a 1.74% increase in value to reach the price of €1.75. A total of 94,192 shares changed hands across seven deals.

Its peer, Bank of Valletta plc oscillated between €1.27 and €1.28 across four trades of 18,625 shares, ultimately closing unchanged at €1.28.

On the other hand, the only negative movement was recorded by MaltaPost plc as the share price lost 2.34% to settle at €1.25. This was the outcome of two deals of a combined 2,000 shares.

Meanwhile, a couple of transactions of 9,400 RS2 Software plc shares had no impact on the share price of €1.47.

In the food and beverage sector, Simonds Farsons Cisk plc traded flat at €8.00 over three deals of 3,750 shares.

Similarly, Malta International Airport plc traded flat at €6.35 despite a traded volume of 3,176 shares over three trades,

The Sovereign bond market performance was predominantly positive, as seven issues closed higher and four traded lower. The 4.65% MGS 2032 (I) registered the weakest performance during the session - closing 0.36% lower, at €138. At the other end of the spectrum, the 3.3% MGS 2024 (I) posted a gain of 0.92% to close at€130.67.

In the corporate debt market, activity was spread across 21 issues, as gainers  amounted to five and fallers tallied to six. A single trade of €30,000 nominal 6% Pendergardens Developments plc Secured € 2022 Series II pushed the price 0.45% lower, to close at €103.60. On the other hand, a sole deal on slim volume in the4% Eden Finance plc Unsecured € 2027 shaved 1.28% off the bond price, to €103.60 .


The Equities traded today were:

Symbol Code

Volume Traded

Value Traded

 

Trades

Closing Price

% Change

BOV

12,050

20,846.50

3

1.730

-1.14%

HSB

2,500

4,575.00

1

1.830

1.10%

SFC

1,653

3,202.50

2

1.940

2.11%

MIA

10,000

34,000.00

1

3.400

0.00%

MTP

8,594

5,843.92

3

0.680

-0.73%

RS2

1,724

534.56

3

0.320

-5.88%



The Corporate Bonds traded today were:

 

Closing Price

% Change

5.5% Pendergardens Developments plc Secured € 2020 Series I

104.200

0.05%

6% Pendergardens Developments plc Secured € 2022 Series II

110.500

0.45%

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

102.100

0.00%

6% AX Investments Plc € 2024

111.550

0.04%

4.4% Von der Heyden Group Finance plc Unsecured € 2024

103.400

0.40%

5.3% Mariner Finance plc Unsecured € 2024

110.740

0.00%

5% Tumas Investments plc Unsecured € 2024

108.500

-0.76%

5.1% 1923 Investments plc Unsecured € 2024

102.500

-0.05%

4.25% Best Deal Properties Holding plc Secured € 2024

103.000

-0.94%

5.1% 6PM Holdings plc Unsecured € 2025

102.500

0.00%

4.5% Hili Properties plc Unsecured € 2025

105.000

0.00%

5.25% Central Business Centres plc Unsecured € 2025 S2T1

105.000

-0.94%

4% MIDI plc Secured € 2026

104.000

0.00%

4% International Hotel Investments plc Secured € 2026

104.500

0.00%

3.9% Plaza Centres plc Unsecured € 2026

101.570

0.01%

4% Eden Finance plc Unsecured € 2027

103.600

-1.28%

4% Stivala Group Finance plc Secured € 2027

104.200

0.00%

3.75% Virtu Finance plc Unsecured € 2027

104.300

0.00%

3.85% Hili Finance Company plc Unsecured € 2028

102.370

-0.08%

4.15% PHoenicia Finance Company plc Unsecured € 2023-2028

104.000

0.00%

3.5% Bank of Valletta plc € Notes 2030 S1 T1

100.000

0.00%



The Government Stocks traded today were:

 

Closing Price

% Change

3% MGS 2019 (III)

101.970

-0.13%

5% MGS 2021(I)

112.440

-0.11%

1.4% MGS 2023 (III)

105.230

0.13%

3.3% MGS 2024 (I)

116.060

0.92%

4.5% MGS 2028 (II)

130.740

0.03%

2.3% MGS 2029 (II)

110.460

0.38%

5.25% MGS 2030 (I)

141.790

0.13%

4.65% MGS 2032 (I)

138.000

-0.36%

4.1% MGS 2034 (I)

133.620

0.00%

2.5% MGS 2036 (I)

111.540

-0.10%

2.1% MGS 2039 (I)

104.250

0.12%

3% MGS 2040 (I)

119.960

0.13%



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