Equities post significant gains on slim volumes

The MSE Total Return Indexposted a gain of 0.18% today, to reach 9,368.328 points. The equities market had a very positive session as from 13 active equities, nine gained ground while only two drifted lower. Despite the large number of active equities, turnover was still somewhat unimpressive as most equities traded on slim volumes. In fact, a combined turnover of €153,072 was generated over 38 deals.

The top performer was Malita Investments plc with a 4.12% increase in price to €0.885 as a result of just one deal of 2,000 shares.

Medserv plcfollowed suit as it rose 2.83% to €1.09, as one deal of 3,310 shares was executed.

In the banking sector, HSBC Bank Malta plc posted a modest gain of 0.6% to €1.67. The equity traded five times as 7,618 shares changed hands.

Its peer, Bank of Valletta plc, was a drag on the index as it lost 2.99% in value to €1.30. In total, 14 transactions of 31,369 shares were executed.

The only other negative mover was MIDI plc, which drifted 0.81% lower to €0.615, as 13,370 shares were exchanged over on deal.

Meanwhile, International Hotel Investments plc climbed 3.42% to €0.755 despite trading on very slim volume.

A single transaction of 1,000 Plaza Centres plc shares pushed the share price upwards by 0.97% to €1.04.

Similarly, a sole deal worth €5,595 of RS2 Software plc shares caused the share price to rise by 0.71% to €1.42.

BMIT Technologies plcalso traded in positive territory, advancing 0.95% to €0.53. This was the outcome of a couple of deals of a combined 5,000 shares.

Telecommunications company, GO plc rose 0.42% to €4.82. The equity traded five times as 4,750 shares changed hands.

Malta International Airport plcrecorded three transactions in which 3,440 shares traded. The result was a 0.76% increase in value to €6.65.

In thecorporate debt market, a total of 28issues were active, of which fourregistered gains while 13closed in the red. The 4.5% Hili Properties plc Unsecured € 2025was the worst performer with a 1.42% price drop to €104.50.

In the sovereign debt market, a total of tenissues were active, all of whichposted losses.The largest movement was recorded by the 2.1%MGS 2039(I), which lost 0.85% to settle at €106.40.


The Equities traded today were:

Symbol Code

Volume Traded

Value Traded

Trades

Closing Price

% Change

BOV

31,369

41,446.70

14

1.300

-2.99%

HSB

7,618

12,712.18

5

1.670

0.60%

MMS

4,370

10,313.20

2

2.360

0.00%

SFC

2,290

20,037.50

1

8.750

0.00%

GO

4,750

22,824.38

5

4.820

0.42%

IHI

10

7.55

1

0.755

3.42%

PZC

1,000

1,040.00

1

1.040

0.97%

MIA

3,440

22,845.00

3

6.650

0.76%

MDS

3,310

3,607.90

1

1.090

2.83%

RS2

3,940

5,594.80

1

1.420

0.71%

MDI

13,370

8,222.55

1

0.615

-0.81%

MLT

2,000

1,770.00

1

0.885

4.12%

BMIT

5,000

2,650.00

2

0.530

0.95%



The Corporate Bonds traded today were:

 

Closing Price

% Change

5.5% Pendergardens Developments plc Secured € 2020 Series I

102.700

-1.25%

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

104.840

0.33%

4.25% GAP Group plc Secured € 2023

104.000

-1.41%

6% AX Investments Plc € 2024

114.000

0.00%

4.4% Von der Heyden Group Finance plc Unsecured € 2024

102.500

-0.49%

6% International Hotel Investments plc € 2024

105.200

0.00%

5.3% Mariner Finance plc Unsecured € 2024

111.850

0.00%

5% Hal Mann Vella Group plc Secured € 2024

104.600

0.10%

5.1% 1923 Investments plc Unsecured € 2024

103.000

0.49%

4.25% Best Deal Properties Holding plc Secured € 2024

104.000

-0.38%

4.5% Izola Bank plc € Unsecured 2025

106.000

0.00%

4.5% Hili Properties plc Unsecured € 2025

104.500

-1.42%

4.25% Corinthia Finance plc Unsecured € 2026

103.990

0.00%

4% International Hotel Investments plc Secured € 2026

103.520

-0.94%

3.75% Premier Capital plc Unsecured € 2026

103.000

0.00%

4% International Hotel Investments plc Unsecured € 2026 FI

102.480

-0.02%

3.75% Mercury Projects Finance plc Secured € 2027

101.380

-0.12%

4.35% SD Finance plc Unsecured € 2027

104.000

-0.47%

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

103.010

-0.01%

3.75% Tumas Investments plc Unsecured € 2027

105.000

0.00%

4.5% Grand Harbour Marina plc Unsecured € 2027

104.000

-0.48%

4% Stivala Group Finance plc Secured € 2027

102.000

-2.86%

3.75% Virtu Finance plc Unsecured € 2027

104.500

0.00%

3.75% Bortex Group Finance plc Unsecured € 2027

103.000

0.00%

3.85% Hili Finance Company plc Unsecured € 2028

102.500

0.00%

3.5% Bank of Valletta plc € Notes 2030 S1 T1

100.010

0.00%

3.5% Bank of Valletta plc € Notes 2030 S2 T1

100.000

-0.50%

4.25% Mercury Projects Finance plc Secured € 2031

103.000

0.39%



The Government Stocks traded today were:

 

Closing Price

% Change

4.6% MGS 2020 (II)

104.860

-0.02%

5% MGS 2021(I)

111.780

-0.04%

5.1% MGS 2022(I)

116.940

-0.06%

5.5% MGS 2023 (I)

122.700

-0.27%

4.8% MGS 2028 (I)

134.980

-0.27%

4.5% MGS 2028 (II)

132.470

-0.16%

5.2% MGS 2031 (I)

145.000

-0.67%

2.2% MGS 2035 (I)

109.360

-0.58%

2.5% MGS 2036 (I)

113.440

-0.23%

2.1% MGS 2039 (I)

106.400

-0.85%



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