MSE Index posts further gains

Local Daily Report 05.09.2019

The MSE Equity Total Return Index continued on a positive path as it posted a further 0.53% gain to close at 9,829.712 points. In the equities’ market, out of 12 active issues, five traded higher while four closed in the red. An impressive turnover of €1.3 million was generated across 37 deals.

Bank of Valletta plc was up 1.79% to reach the highest price since mid-July of €1.14. A relatively slim volume of 5,310 shares traded over three deals.

The best performer of the session was in the insurance sector, as Mapfre Middlesea plc hiked 3.88% to €2.14. This was the outcome of a couple of transactions of a combined 5,000 shares.

Malta International Airport plc also pushed the index higher, as the share price advanced 2.78% to €7.40. In total, five deals of a combined 5,566 shares were executed.

In the property sector, Tigne Mall plc topped the list of fallers as the share price sank 5.26% to €0.90. A substantial volume of just over one million shares traded over three deals.

MIDI plc followed suit with a 4.69% price drop to €0.61. A turnover of €38,329 was generated over five transactions.

Similarly, a sole deal of 194 Main Street Complex plc shares dragged the share price 1.64% lower to €0.60.

Plaza Centres plc traded 1.98% in the opposite direction, reaching €1.03. A total of 150,000 shares traded over three transactions.

In the same sector, Malita Investments plc climbed a modest 0.58% to €0.865 over just one deal of 2,721 shares.

Elsewhere, retail conglomerate, PG plc registered a single transaction of 2,500 shares at €1.66, translating to a 0.6% loss in value.

Meanwhile BMIT Technologies plc traded flat as two deals of 10,000 shares were struck at €0.52.

Likewise, GO plc traded flat at €4.42, also over two deals of 10,000 shares.

RS2 Software plc generated a turnover of €80,729, however, the share price closed unchanged at €1.90.

In the Corporate Debt Market, 16 issues were active, of which four advanced while six registered a loss. The best performer was the 5% MeDirect Bank Plc Subordinated Unsecured € 2022-2027 as it closed 1.81% lower at €100.10.

In the Sovereign Debt Market, all 15 active issues closed lower. The 3% MGS 2040 (I) headed the list of fallers with a 0.57% decrease in price to €143.39.


The Equities traded today were:

Symbol CodeVolume TradedValue TradedTradesClosing Price% Change

The Corporate Bonds traded today were:

 Closing Price% Change
5% GlobalCapital plc Unsecured € 202199.700-0.20%
3.65% GAP Group plc Secured € 2022102.0000.00%
4.4% Von der Heyden Group Finance plc Unsecured € 2024102.500-0.92%
6% MeDirect Bank plc Subordinated Unsecured € 2019-2024100.250-0.25%
5.1% 1923 Investments plc Unsecured € 2024102.5000.49%
4.25% Best Deal Properties Holding plc Secured € 2024103.000-0.48%
5.25% Central Business Centres plc Unsecured € 2025 S2T1104.0000.00%
4% Merkanti Holding plc Secured € 2026101.9000.38%
5% MeDirect Bank Plc Subordinated Unsecured € 2022-2027105.0002.44%
3.75% Virtu Finance plc Unsecured € 2027104.500-0.48%
3.85% Hili Finance Company plc Unsecured € 2028100.100-1.81%
4% SP Finance plc Secured EUR Bonds 2029102.0000.00%
3.75% TUM Finance plc Secured € 2029103.5000.00%
3.65% Stivala Group Finance plc Secured € 2029102.5000.00%
3.8% Hili Finance Company plc Unsecured € 2029100.1000.10%
3.5% Bank of Valletta plc € Notes 2030 S2 T1100.0000.00%

The Government Stocks traded today were:

Closing Price% Change
4.6% MGS 2020 (II)103.050-0.08%
5% MGS 2021(I)110.000-0.21%
5.5% MGS 2023 (I)121.980-0.13%
4.8% MGS 2028 (I)142.090-0.31%
4.5% MGS 2028 (II)139.770-0.36%
5.25% MGS 2030 (I)153.160-0.45%
5.2% MGS 2031 (I)157.180-0.53%
4.65% MGS 2032 (I)153.210-0.55%
4.45% MGS 2032 (II)151.020-0.42%
4.3% MGS 2033 (I)151.850-0.08%
4.1% MGS 2034 (I)151.150-0.24%
2.5% MGS 2036 (I)130.280-0.44%
2.1% MGS 2039 (I)125.800-0.55%
3% MGS 2040 (I)143.390-0.57%
2.4% MGS 2041 (I)132.550-0.53%

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