MSE Index Back in the Red

MSE Daily Trading Report, 01 October, 2019

The MSE Equity Total Return Index did not manage to sustain yesterday’s performance as it fell to 9,955.869 by 0.540%. A total of 13 equities were active, of which four registered gains while another three traded lower. A total turnover of €303,280 was generated over 55 trades.

All three active banking equities closed unchanged. Bank of Valletta plc was the most liquid equity as 52,185 shares traded over 16 deals, but closed unchanged at €1.17. Total turnover amounted to €61,095.

Its peer, HSBC Bank Malta plc traded four times as 2,917 shares changed hands, generating a total turnover of €4,163. Its previous closing price of €1.43 was not impacted.

Similarly, two deals involving 5,593 Lombard Bank Malta plc shares did not have any effect on its last traded price of €2.26. A total turnover of €12,640 was recorded.

Mixed returns were recorded in the property sector as four headed north while another one declined. Trident Estates plc went up by 7.53% to €2.00, registering the best performance for the session. A total turnover of €115,498 was generated as 11 deals involving 59,133 shares were executed.

Plaza Centres plc closed 0.98% higher at €1.03 and generated a total turnover of €2,730. This was the result of two deals involving 2,650 shares.

A sole deal of 5,000 Malita Investments plc shares resulted into a 1.70% increase to €0.895. Total turnover stood at €4,475. Similarly, 16,000 MIDI plc shares changed owenrship over four deals. The price was up by 1.52%, to close off at €0.67. A total turnover of €10,720 was generated.

On the other hand, one deal of 1,875 Malta Properties Company plc shares dragged its price down by 4.2% to €0.685. Total turnover amounted to €1,284.

The largest decline of 5.81% was registered by International Hotel Investments plc as it closed off at €0.81. Total turnover of €5,906 was generated over two deals involving 7,100 shares.

The telecommunications company, GO plc, also ended in negative territory at €4.34, translating into a 0.91% fall. As 6,300 shares changed ownership over two deals, total turnover stood at €27,418.

Malta International Airport traded 1,837 shares over four deals but closed unchanged at €7.40. It generated a total turnover of €13,594.

Elsewhere, Mapfre Middlesea plc and Simonds Farsons Cisk plc were both active but closed unchanged at €2.20 and €11.10, respectively.

In the corporate debt market, 26 issues were active, of which nine advanced while seven closed in the red. Heading the list of gainers with a 1.18% rise in price, 4.8% Mediterranean Maritime Hub Finance plc Unsecured € 2026 closed at €103.20. Coversely, the 7.5% MeDirect Bank plc Subordinated GBP 2019 recorded the largest declined of 2.82% to €100.10.

In the sovereign debt market, all 14 active issues ended in negative territory. The 3% MGS 2040 (I) headed the list of fallers as it closed 0.66% lower at €143.45.


 The Equities traded today were:

Symbol CodeVolume TradedValue TradedTradesClosing Price% Change

The Corporate Bonds traded today were:

 Closing Price% Change
7.5% MeDirect Bank plc Subordinated GBP 2019100.100-2.82%
4.8% Bank of Valletta Plc Sub € 2020100.6100.00%
5% GlobalCapital plc Unsecured € 202199.0000.30%
4.25% GAP Group plc Secured € 2023103.6000.10%
6% AX Investments Plc € 2024114.8500.00%
4.4% Von der Heyden Group Finance plc Unsecured € 2024102.9900.97%
6% International Hotel Investments plc € 2024106.000-0.01%
5.3% Mariner Finance plc Unsecured € 2024109.0000.00%
5.1% 1923 Investments plc Unsecured € 2024102.0000.00%
5.1% 6PM Holdings plc Unsecured € 2025100.0000.00%
4.5% Hili Properties plc Unsecured € 2025102.900-0.01%
4.5% Medserv plc Unsecured € 2026100.000-0.99%
4% MIDI plc Secured € 2026103.500-1.43%
5% Dizz Finance plc Unsecured € 2026102.5000.49%
4.8% Mediterranean Maritime Hub Finance plc Unsecured € 2026103.2001.18%
3.75% Mercury Projects Finance plc Secured € 2027103.5000.49%
4% Eden Finance plc Unsecured € 2027105.250-0.09%
3.5% Simonds Farsons Cisk plc Unsecured € 2027108.0000.00%
4% Stivala Group Finance plc Secured € 2027103.9000.00%
3.85% Hili Finance Company plc Unsecured € 2028101.0000.00%
4.15% Phoenicia Finance Company plc Unsecured € 2023-2028104.480-0.01%
4% SP Finance plc Secured EUR Bonds 2029102.0900.09%
3.65% Stivala Group Finance plc Secured € 2029103.5000.49%
3.8% Hili Finance Company plc Unsecured € 2029100.2900.00%
3.5% Bank of Valletta plc € Notes 2030 S1 T1100.9800.95%
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)103.760-0.02%
5% MGS 2021(I)109.650-0.05%
5.1% MGS 2022(I)115.250-0.10%
4.8% MGS 2028 (I)141.440-0.53%
4.5% MGS 2028 (II)139.170-0.22%
2.3% MGS 2029 (II)120.100-0.32%
5.25% MGS 2030 (I)152.510-0.64%
5.2% MGS 2031 (I)156.780-0.20%
4.65% MGS 2032 (I)153.050-0.33%
4.3% MGS 2033 (I)151.430-0.38%
4.1% MGS 2034 (I)151.640-0.37%
2.5% MGS 2036 (I)130.890-0.24%
2.1% MGS 2039 (I)126.020-0.40%
3% MGS 2040 (I)143.450-0.66%

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