MSE Index ends the week in positive territory

The MSE Equity Total Return Index managed to recover part of yesterday’s loss as it gained 0.177% to close at 9,497.858 points. Out of eight active equities, three traded higher while another three declined. Total turnover amounted to €470,204 as 50 deals were executed.

The banking sector saw both Bank of Valletta plc and HSBC Bank Malta plc shares losing ground by 0.93% and 3.33% respectively. Twelve trades were recorded for BOV resulting to a total value of €109,147 while HSBC recorded five transactions tallying to a mere €12,880.

Ending the session with a similar result was BMIT Technologies plc, whose shares closed 1.92% lower at €0.51. This equity traded six times resulting to 32,000 shares exchanging hands.

On the other hand, Mapfre Middlesea plc bounced back after yesterday’s loss to close 6.36% higher at €2.34. This recovery was the outcome of two trades worth €11,700.

Following suit was RS2 Software plc as the equity advanced by a further 2.63%, as it closed at €2.34. The equity registered the highest liquidity of €254,244 as 109,929 shares were spread across 19 deals.

A single transaction of 2,327 International Hotel Investments plc shares pushed the price 1.3% higher, to close at €0.78.

Meanwhile,Malta International Airport plc and Main Street Complex plc both closed flat at €6.80 and €0.55, respectively.

In the corporate debt market, out of 13 active issues, four registered gains while one ended the session in negative territory. The 5.8% International Hotel Investments plc 2021 headed the list of gainers as it closed 2.86% higher at €104.40.

On the sovereign debt front, there were nine active issues of which four traded in the red as yields headed north while five registered gains. The 2.4% MGS 2041 (I) declined most by 3.51%, as it ended the session at €127.85. A slight recovery from yesterday’s decline was 2.1% MGS 2039 (I) – the bond registered the highest gain at a marginal 0.42% to close at €121.51.

In the Prospects MTF market there were three trades in the 5% Luxury Living Finance 2028 issuance and one in the 5.5% Testa Finance 2029 bond – both bond’s prices remained unchanged.

 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
5% GlobalCapital plc Unsecured € 202199.0001.02
5.8% International Hotel Investments plc 2021104.4002.86
4.5% Hili Properties plc Unsecured € 2025105.1000.00
4% Merkanti Holding plc Secured € 2026101.0000.00
4.8% Mediterranean Maritime Hub Finance plc Unsecured € 2026103.0000.00
3.75% Premier Capital plc Unsecured € 2026105.000-0.01
4% International Hotel Investments plc Unsecured € 2026101.7000.00
4.35% SD Finance plc Unsecured € 2027101.5000.04
3.75% Tumas Investments plc Unsecured € 2027101.0000.00
4.5% Grand Harbour Marina plc Unsecured € 2027104.6100.01
3.65% Stivala Group Finance plc Secured € 2029102.0000.00
3.8% Hili Finance Company plc Unsecured € 2029100.0000.00

The Government Stocks traded today were:

Closing Price% Change
5% MGS 2021(I)108.220-0.06
4.3% MGS 2022 (II)110.540-0.09
5.1% MGS 2022(I)113.720-1.92
5.25% MGS 2030 (I)148.8500.20
4.45% MGS 2032 (II)146.8100.23
4.1% MGS 2034 (I)146.9700.24
2.5% MGS 2036 (I)126.9100.24
2.1% MGS 2039 (I)121.5100.42
2.4% MGS 2041 (I)127.850-3.51

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