MSE Index starts the week on a negative note

MSE Daily Trading Report, 13 January, 2020

The MSE Equity Total Return Index lost 0.2% as it closed at 9,478.864 points. Out of 12 active equities, three headed north while another four closed in the opposite direction. A total turnover of €552,918 was generated as 57 deals were executed.

Two equities were active in the banking industry. HSBC Bank Malta plc declined by a further 0.86% as it ended the session at €1.15. This resulted from four deals involving 20,500 shares which generated a total turnover of €23,575.

Meanwhile, Bank of Valletta plc was active as it traded nine times over a spread of 46,023 shares. The bank’s previous closing price of €1.065 remained unaltered and a total turnover of €48,840 was recorded.

RS2 Software plc registered the highest liquidity as total turnover amounted to €306,606. The equity managed to maintain its all-time high price of €2.34. A total of 132,100 shares changed ownership across 15 transactions.

The best performance was registered by MaltaPost plc as five deals involving 5,400 shares pushed the price 3.05% higher. The equity ended the session at €1.35 despite trading at €1.27 during the day.

Malta International Airport plc managed to gain ground as it closed at €6.95, translating into a 2.21% increase. The equity traded lower at €6.75 during the session but managed to recoup the loss until market closed. A total turnover of €89,823 was generated as 13,007 shares changed hands over nine deals.

A sole deal of 900 PG plc shares pushed the price 1.11% higher, to close at €1.82. A total turnover of €1,638 was generated.

In the property sector, two equities were active. Malta Properties Company plc headed the list of fallers as it closed 3.85% lower at €0.625. This was the outcome of three deals involving 47,100 shares. Total turnover stood at €29,481.

Two deals involving 1,450 Trident Estates plc shares left no impact on the equity’s previous closing price of €1.55. A total turnover of €2,230 was recorded.

Simonds Farsons Cisk plc traded once on slim volume. As a result, price was down by 2.63%, to close at €11.10 while total turnover stood at €2,775.

Similarly, five deals with a spread of 6,920 GO plc shares dragged the price into the red by 2.37%. The equity closed at €4.12 and total turnover stood at €28,673. Meanwhile, its subsidiary, BMIT Technologies plc, was active over two deals involving 20,000 shares. The equity closed unchanged at €0.51.

Mapfre Middlesea plc was also active over a single deal with slim volume which did not impact its previous closing price of €2.34. A total turnover of €2,118 was generated.

 In the corporate debt market, 21 issues were active, of which gainers and losers tallied to eight a-piece. The 4% SP Finance plc Secured EUR Bonds 2029 headed the list of gainers with a 0.60% increase to €101. On the other hand, the 6% International Hotel Investments plc € 2024 closed 3.15% lower at €103.

On the sovereign debt front, out of 11 active issues, five registered gains while the rest lost ground. The best performance was recorded by the 2.4% MGS 2041 (I) as it closed 0.12% higher at €128. Conversely, the 3% MGS 2040 (I) declined by 3.83%, to close at €137.52.

In the Prospects MTF market, no trades were recorded.


The Equities traded today were:

Symbol CodeVolume TradedValue TradedTradesClosing Price% Change

 The Corporate Bonds traded today were:

Closing Price% Change
4.25% GAP Group plc Secured € 2023102.5000.00
4.4% Von der Heyden Group Finance plc Unsecured € 2024101.700-0.20
6% International Hotel Investments plc € 2024103.000-3.15
5.1% 1923 Investments plc Unsecured € 2024101.8000.00
5.75% International Hotel Investments plc Unsecured € 2025105.550-0.89
4.5% Medserv plc Unsecured € 202699.0000.25
4% International Hotel Investments plc Secured € 2026103.0000.29
4% Merkanti Holding plc Secured € 2026100.900-0.10
5% Dizz Finance plc Unsecured € 2026102.0000.00
4.8% Mediterranean Maritime Hub Finance plc Unsecured € 2026103.0000.00
3.25% AX Group plc Unsec Bds 2026 Series I101.5000.10
4% International Hotel Investments plc Unsecured € 2026101.7000.00
3.75% Mercury Projects Finance plc Secured € 2027100.000-0.10
4.35% SD Finance plc Unsecured € 2027101.450-0.05
3.5% Simonds Farsons Cisk plc Unsecured € 2027107.200-1.02
4% Stivala Group Finance plc Secured € 2027102.1000.10
4% SP Finance plc Secured EUR Bonds 2029101.0000.60
3.8% Hili Finance Company plc Unsecured € 2029100.1500.15
4% MeDirect Bank (Malta) plc Sub Unsecured € 2024-2029102.000-0.49
3.75% AX Group plc Unsec Bds 2029 Series II103.1000.03
4.25% Mercury Projects Finance plc Secured € 2031101.0000.50

 The Government Stocks traded today were:

Closing Price% Change
4.3% MGS 2022 (II)110.520-0.02
5.5% MGS 2023 (I)119.600-0.09
4.8% MGS 2028 (I)138.3500.07
5.25% MGS 2030 (I)148.660-0.13
5.2% MGS 2031 (I)152.4800.06
4.65% MGS 2032 (I)148.6900.06
4.45% MGS 2032 (II)146.570-0.16
4.3% MGS 2033 (I)146.8800.05
2.1% MGS 2039 (I)121.200-0.26
3% MGS 2040 (I)137.520-3.83
2.4% MGS 2041 (I)128.0000.12

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