MIA and HSBC shares move in opposite directions

MSE Daily Trading Report, 04 November, 2019

The MSE Equity Total Return Index edged minimally higher as it closed 0.034% higher at 9,818.773 points. Nine equities were active, of which gainers and losers tallied to two a-piece. A total turnover of €141,907 was generated over 21 transactions.

The best performer was Malta International Airport plc as two deals involving 2,000 shares resulted into a 2.07% increase to €7.40. Trading volume reached €14,800.

In the banking sector, three equities were active. Bank of Valletta plc traded six times over a spread of 16,380 shares. It generated a total turnover of €18,009 but left no impact on its previous closing price of €1.10 despite trading a daily low of €1.09.

Its peer, HSBC Bank Malta plc, headed the list of fallers with a 2.26% declined to finish at €1.30. A sole deal of 10,321 shares resulted into a total turnover of €13,417.

Meanwhile, Lombard Bank Malta plc was also active on slim volume but closed unchanged at €2.24.

In the property sector, three equities were active. Trident Estates plc registered a 0.66% gain to close at €1.52. A total turnover of €12,088 was generated as 8,000 shares changed hands across four transactions.

On the other hand, Malita Investments plc performed negatively as it closed at €0.905, translating into a 0.55% fall in price. Two deals involving 1,600 shares were executed, generating a total turnover of €1,449.

MIDI plc was also active but closed unchanged at €0.710 albeit trading twice over a spread of 101,453 shares. The equity was the most liquid one for the day as total turnover stood at €72,032.

Both Grand Harbour Marina plc and RS2 Software plc were active over a single deal but closed unchanged at €0.55 and €2.00, respectively.

In the corporate debt market, out of 17 active issues, six headed north while another three closed in the opposite direction. The 6% AX Investments Plc € 2024 headed the list of gainers with a 1.76% rise to €114.

In the sovereign debt market, yields were up as the Central Bank of Malta revised Government Bond Prices lower. The 2.4% MGS 2041 (I) saw the largest decline as it ended the session at €130.39.

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 € 2020100.0000.00%
6% Medserv plc Sec. & Grntd €  Notes 2020-2023 S1 T1100.9000.00%
6% AX Investments Plc € 2024114.0001.76%
4.4% Von der Heyden Group Finance plc Unsecured € 2024101.9900.20%
5.1% 1923 Investments plc Unsecured € 2024101.8800.00%
4.5% Izola Bank plc € Unsecured 2025108.0000.00%
5.1% 6PM Holdings plc Unsecured € 2025101.0000.00%
4.5% Hili Properties plc Unsecured € 2025102.0200.00%
4.35% Hudson Malta plc Unsecured € 2026105.0001.45%
3.9% Plaza Centres plc Unsecured € 2026101.5500.05%
5% Dizz Finance plc Unsecured € 2026102.5000.49%
4% International Hotel Investments plc Unsecured € 2026 FI101.5000.59%
3.85% Hili Finance Company plc Unsecured € 2028100.200-1.28%
4% Exalco Finance plc Secured € 2028105.1000.00%
3.75% TUM Finance plc Secured € 2029102.020-1.41%
3.65% Stivala Group Finance plc Secured € 2029102.0000.00%
3.8% Hili Finance Company plc Unsecured € 2029100.000-0.10%

The Government Stocks traded today were:

Closing Price% Change
5% MGS 2021(I)109.080-0.04%
5.5% MGS 2023 (I)120.640-0.09%
4.5% MGS 2028 (II)137.500-0.45%
5.25% MGS 2030 (I)150.540-0.46%
4.3% MGS 2033 (I)149.770-0.62%
4.1% MGS 2034 (I)150.050-0.73%
2.5% MGS 2036 (I)129.230-0.84%
2.1% MGS 2039 (I)125.000-0.60%
3% MGS 2040 (I)141.260-1.01%
2.4% MGS 2041 (I)130.390-1.14%

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