Positive MSE Index as BOV and HSBC trade higher

MSE Daily Trading Report, 31 October, 2019

The MSE Equity Total Return Index gained ground as it registered a 0.163% gain to 9,861.640 points. Ten equities were active, if which five headed north while another two declined. A total of 27 deals generated a total turnover of € 168,408.

In the banking sector, both active equities gained momentum. A sole deal of 4,500 Bank of Valletta plc shares resulted into a 1.85% increase in price to €1.10, generating a total turnover of €4,950.  Its peer, HSBC Bank Malta plc, registered a 0.76% gain to close at €1.33. Seven deals involving 23,129 shares resulted into a total turnover of €30,476.

The best performer was in the property sector, as MIDI plc closed 2.90% higher at €0.71. A total turnover of €14,185 was recorded as 20,000 shares changed ownership over two deals. Similarly, two deals involving 20,000 Malita Investments plc shares resulted into a positive 0.55% movement in price, to close at €0.91. Total turnover stood at €18,183.

Conversely, Tigne’ Mall plc was down by 0.55% to €0.905 as a single deal of 3,300 shares was executed. A total turnover of €2,987 was recorded.

Meanwhile, Trident Estates plc remained unchanged at €1.51. A total turnover of €21,455 was generated as two deals involving 14,299 shares were executed.

RS2 Software plc traded six times over 21,849 shares, ending the session with a total turnover of €43,837. As a result, price was up by 1% to €2.02.

A sole deal of 1,500 International Hotel Investments plc shares pushed its price 2.96% lower to €0.820.  Total turnover amounted to €1,230.

Elsewhere, MaltaPost plc and BMIT Technologies plc were both active but closed unchanged at €1.26 and €0.53, respectively.

In the corporate debt market ten issues were active, of which three registered gains while another four lost ground. The best performer was the 3.85% Hili Finance Company plc Unsecured € 2028  as it closed 1% higher at €101.50.

In the sovereign debt market, 16 issues were active of which only one closed in the red, while the rest traded higher. The 2.1% MGS 2039 (I) headed the list of gainers with a 0.72% increase to €125.06.

 The Equities traded today were:

Symbol CodeVolume TradedValue TradedTradesClosing Price% Change

 The Corporate Bonds traded today were:

 Closing Price% Change
3.65% GAP Group plc Secured € 2022102.0000.00%
6% International Hotel Investments plc € 2024107.000-1.38%
5.1% 1923 Investments plc Unsecured € 2024101.8800.00%
4.25% Best Deal Properties Holding plc Secured € 2024102.000-0.10%
4% International Hotel Investments plc Secured € 2026103.9900.96%
4% Merkanti Holding plc Secured € 2026101.0000.00%
4.35% SD Finance plc Unsecured € 2027104.480-0.02%
4% Stivala Group Finance plc Secured € 2027104.800-0.19%
3.85% Hili Finance Company plc Unsecured € 2028101.5001.00%
3.8% Hili Finance Company plc Unsecured € 2029100.1400.14%

 The Government Stocks traded today were:

Closing Price% Change
4.6% MGS 2020 (II)102.310-0.03%
5% MGS 2021(I)109.1200.02%
4.3% MGS 2022 (II)111.2900.04%
5.1% MGS 2022(I)114.6400.05%
4.5% MGS 2028 (II)138.0000.24%
2.3% MGS 2029 (II)118.7900.13%
5.1% MGS 2029 (I)146.7500.40%
5.25% MGS 2030 (I)151.2600.44%
5.2% MGS 2031 (I)154.9900.08%
4.65% MGS 2032 (I)152.0400.48%
4.45% MGS 2032 (II)149.9200.46%
4.3% MGS 2033 (I)150.5000.49%
2.5% MGS 2036 (I)130.0500.47%
2.1% MGS 2039 (I)125.0600.72%
3% MGS 2040 (I)142.5000.61%
2.4% MGS 2041 (I)131.0000.06%

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