HSBC pulls MSE Index into positive territory

MSE Daily Trading Report, 30 September, 2019

The MSE Equity Total Return Index returned into positive territory as it closed 0.338% higher at 10,009.936 points. Out of 15 active equities, seven headed north while another two closed in the opposite direction. A total turnover of €456,666 was generated across 70 transactions.

Three equities were active in the banking sector, of which one registered a gain while the other two closed unchanged. HSBC Bank Malta plc was up by 2.14% to €1.43 as a sole deal of 3,000 shares was executed. Total turnover amounted to €4,290.

Its peer, Bank of Valletta plc, closed unchanged at €1.17 despite trading six times a spread of 102,084 shares. A total turnover of €119,082 was recorded. Similarly, Lombard Bank Malta plc also closed unchanged at €2.26. A total turnover of €2,486 was generated as a single deal of 1,100 shares was executed.

The best performance of 8% was recorded by GlobalCapital plc as it closed at €0.27. One deal of 9,721 shares generated a total turnover of €2,625.

In the property sector, all three active equities headed north. MIDI plc closed 6.45% higher at €0.66 as five deals involving 21,500 shares were executed. A total turnover of €13,133 was recorded.

Similarly, but to a lesser extent, one deal of 14,000 Malta Properties Company plc shares impacted its price with a positive 0.70%, as it closed at €0.715. Total turnover stood at €10,010.

Also in the property sector, Trident Estates plc registered a positive 0.54% movements in price. It ended the session with a total turnover of €15,122 as price went up to €1.86. A total of 8,130 shares changed ownership over two deals.

The telecommunications company, GO plc, increased to €4.38 as four deals involving 9,510 shares were executed. A total turnover of €41,654 was generated.

Its subsidiary, BMIT Technologies plc, was the most liquid equity during today’s session. A total of 148,165 shares changed hands across 17 deals, generating a total turnover of €78,572. As a result, price was up by 0.94% to close off at €0.535.

On the other side of the spectrum, two deals involving 10,000 International Hotel Investments plc shares pushed its price into the red. Price declined to €0.86 by 1.15% and a total turnover of €8,600 was recorded.

PG plc was also negatively impacted by a 0.53% change in price to €1.87. Total turnover amounted to €84,616 as six deals involving 45,150 shares were executed.

Three deals involving 2,144 Malta International Airport shares left no impact on its last traded price of €7.40. Total turnover amounted to €15.866.

Elsewhere, Simonds Farsons Cisk plc, MaltaPost plc and RS2 Software plc were all active but closed unchanged at €11.10, €1.35 and €1.91, respectively.

In the corporate debt market, out of 23 active issues, five registered gains while another 12 declined. The 5.1% 1923 Investments plc Unsecured € 2024 headed the list of gainers with a 0.89% rise to €102. Conversely, the highest fall in price of 0.99% was recorded by two issues, being the 5.1% 6PM Holdings plc Unsecured € 2025 and the 5.5% Mediterranean Investments Holding plc Unsecured € 2020. Both ended the session at par.

In the sovereign debt market, 15 issues were active, of which only one generated a positive return while the rest traded lower. The 2.2% MGS 2035 (I) increased to €125.74 by 0.08%.                                                                         

The Equities traded today were:

Symbol CodeVolume TradedValue TradedTradesClosing Price% Change

The Corporate Bonds traded today were:

 Closing Price% Change
5.5% Mediterranean Investments Holding plc Unsecured € 2020100.000-0.99%
3.65% GAP Group plc Secured € 2022102.0000.00%
6% Pendergardens Developments plc Secured € 2022 Series II110.0000.00%
6% Medserv plc Sec. & Grntd €  Notes 2020-2023 S1 T1100.700-0.10%
6% AX Investments Plc € 2024114.8500.31%
4.4% Von der Heyden Group Finance plc Unsecured € 2024102.000-0.96%
5% Hal Mann Vella Group plc Secured € 2024105.700-0.52%
5.1% 1923 Investments plc Unsecured € 2024102.0000.89%
5.1% 6PM Holdings plc Unsecured € 2025100.000-0.99%
4.5% Hili Properties plc Unsecured € 2025102.910-0.08%
5.9% Together Gaming Solutions plc Unsec Call Bds €2024-2026100.5000.00%
4% Merkanti Holding plc Secured € 2026102.0000.00%
5% Dizz Finance plc Unsecured € 2026102.000-0.48%
4% International Hotel Investments plc Unsecured € 2026102.000-0.49%
4% International Hotel Investments plc Unsecured € 2026 FI102.890-0.01%
4.35% SD Finance plc Unsecured € 2027105.750-0.24%
4% Eden Finance plc Unsecured € 2027105.350-0.61%
3.75% Tumas Investments plc Unsecured € 2027107.0000.42%
4% Stivala Group Finance plc Secured € 2027103.9000.00%
3.75% Bortex Group Finance plc Unsecured € 2027104.0000.24%
4% SP Finance plc Secured EUR Bonds 2029102.0000.39%
3.8% Hili Finance Company plc Unsecured € 2029100.290-0.01%
3.5% Bank of Valletta plc € Notes 2030 S2 T1100.0000.00%

The Government Stocks traded today were:

Closing Price% Change
5.2% MGS 2020 (I)103.780-0.12%
5% MGS 2021(I)109.700-0.03%
5.5% MGS 2023 (I)121.560-0.02%
4.5% MGS 2028 (II)139.480-0.37%
2.3% MGS 2029 (II)120.490-0.71%
5.1% MGS 2029 (I)148.430-0.19%
5.2% MGS 2031 (I)157.100-0.36%
4.65% MGS 2032 (I)153.550-0.29%
4.3% MGS 2033 (I)152.000-0.33%
4.1% MGS 2034 (I)152.200-0.52%
2.2% MGS 2035 (I)125.7400.08%
2.5% MGS 2036 (I)131.200-0.57%
2.1% MGS 2039 (I)126.530-0.55%
3% MGS 2040 (I)144.410-0.06%
2.4% MGS 2041 (I)133.500-0.55%

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