BOV pushes MSE Index higher

The MSE Equity Total Return Index extended its positive streak as it registered a further 0.263% gain to end the day at 9,879.196 points. A total of 15 equities were active, of which gainers and losers tallied to three a-piece. A total turnover of €405,917 was generated over 53 deals.

Three equities were active in the banking sector. A sole deal of 1,780 Bank of Valletta plc shares pushed its price 1.82% higher to €1.12. It generated a total turnover of €1,994.

Meanwhile, HSBC Bank Malta plc was traded once on slim volume and closed unchanged at €1.30. Similarly, FIMBank plc was active over seven deals involving 61,135 shares. A total turnover of €35,281 was generated leaving no impact on its previous closing price of $0.64.

Medserv plc headed the list of gainers as it closed 8.33% higher at €1.30. The equity was the most liquid one as it generated a total turnover of €80,803. This was the result of 64,000 shares changing hands over 11 transactions.

In the property sector Malita Investments plc went up by 2.21% to €0.925 as seven deals involving 46,997 shares were executed. Total turnover stood at €42,743.

Santumas Shareholdings plc closed unchanged at €1.40.  A total turnover of €13,343 was recorded as 9,531 share changed ownership across two deals.

Mapfre Middlesea lost 0.91% to €2.18. Two deals involving 4,600 shares generated a total turnover of €10,028.

Telecommunications company, GO plc registered a further 0.47% decline in price to €4.28. Total turnover stood at €62,556 as eight deals involving 14,700 shares were executed. Its subsidiary, BMIT Technologies plc was also active over a single deal of €38,460 worth €19,999. The equity’s previous closing price of €0.52 was not altered.

Two large cap equities, Malta International Aiport plc and International Hotel Investments plc (IHI) were both active with no change in their prices as they closed at €0.85 and €7.30 respectively. The airport operator recorded five transactions of 10,100 shares, generating a total turnover of €73,730. IHI was active over a single deal of 1,000 shares.

MaltaPost plc and RS2 Software plc were both active over one deal but closed unchanged at €1.25 and €2.04 respectively. The former registered a total turnover of €2,3754 while the latter generated €10,200.

Similarly, Simonds Farsons Cisk plc was active but ended the session unchanged at €11.50 despite trading twice over 1,668 shares. Total turnover amounted to €19,182.

In the corporate debt market, 12 issues were active, of which three headed north while another six closed in the opposite direciton. The best performer was the 3.5% Bank of Valletta plc € Notes 2030 S1 T1 as it closed 1.01% higher. Conversely, the 6% Pendergardens Developments plc Secured € 2022 Series II headed the list of fallers as it closed at €105, translating into a 4.55% decline.

In the sovereign debt market, out of 12 active issues, six advanced while another five closed in the red. The highest gain of 0.31% was registered by the 2.5% MGS 2036 (I) as it closed at €129.40.


The Equities traded today were:

Symbol CodeVolume TradedValue TradedTradesClosing Price% Change


The Corporate Bonds traded today were:

 Closing Price% Change
6% Pendergardens Developments plc Secured € 2022 Series II105.000-4.55%
6% AX Investments Plc € 2024112.020-1.74%
4.5% Hili Properties plc Unsecured € 2025102.0200.00%
4% International Hotel Investments plc Secured € 2026103.0000.00%
3.75% Premier Capital plc Unsecured € 2026103.9100.01%
4.35% SD Finance plc Unsecured € 2027102.580-1.37%
4% Stivala Group Finance plc Secured € 2027104.500-0.48%
3.75% Virtu Finance plc Unsecured € 2027104.500-0.03%
3.75% Bortex Group Finance plc Unsecured € 2027102.800-0.10%
4.15% Phoenicia Finance Company plc Unsecured € 2023-2028104.0000.00%
3.8% Hili Finance Company plc Unsecured € 2029100.0000.01%
3.5% Bank of Valletta plc € Notes 2030 S1 T1100.0001.01%


The Government Stocks traded today were:

 Closing Price% Change
4.8% MGS 2028 (I)139.500-0.10%
2.3% MGS 2029 (II)118.5800.12%
5.25% MGS 2030 (I)150.3900.01%
5.2% MGS 2031 (I)154.6400.17%
4.65% MGS 2032 (I)151.0300.17%
4.45% MGS 2032 (II)148.9100.17%
4.1% MGS 2034 (I)149.840-0.11%
2.2% MGS 2035 (I)125.000-0.20%
2.5% MGS 2036 (I)129.4000.31%
2.1% MGS 2039 (I)126.5000.00%
3% MGS 2040 (I)141.000-0.09%
2.4% MGS 2041 (I)130.370-1.23%

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