Banks drag MSE Index into the red

MSE Daily Trading Report, 05 February, 2020

The MSE Equity Total Return Index returned to negative territory, as it closed at 9,529.560 points, translating into a 0.169% change. Six equities were active, of which one traded higher while another three lost ground. A total turnover of €195,768 was generated over 20 transactions.

In the banking industry, three equities were active. Bank of Valletta plc declined by 0.93% to €1.06 as eight deals involving 29,456 shares were executed. A total turnover of €31,275 was recorded.

Similarly, HSBC Bank Malta plc erased part of yesterday’s gain as it declined by 0.93% to 1.06. A total turnover of €52,645 was generated as 49,026 shares changed hands over five transactions.

Meanwhile, Lombard Bank Malta plc traded once on slim volume but closed unchanged at €2.28.

A sole deal of 2,000 GO plc shares pushed the price 0.48% higher, ending the session at €4.18. Total turnover stood at €8,360.

RS2 Software plc was active over three deals involving 3,445 shares. The equity’s previous closing price of €2.34 was not impacted.

The highest liquidity was recorded by GlobalCapital plc as total turnover amounted to €95,200. Two deals with a spread of 340,000 shares resulted into a 6.67% fall in price, ending the session at €0.28.

In the corporate debt market, out of 17 active issues, 10 headed north while one declined. The 6% International Hotel Investments plc € 2024 headed the list of gainers as it closed 2.61% higher at €107.74. On the other hand, the 3.75% AX Group plc Unsec Bds 2029 Series II closed 0.48% lower at €103.00

In the sovereign debt market, 10 issues were active, of which gainers and losers tallied to five a-piece. The best performer was the 2.3% MGS 2029 (II), as it was up by 0.31%, ending the session at €119.37. Conversely, the 2.1% MGS 2039 (I) declined by 0.40%, to close at €124.50.

In the prospects MTF market, 5% Borgo Lifestyle Finance plc Secured Callable 2026-2029 and 5.35% D Shopping Malls Finance plc € Unsecured 2028 were active. Both issues closed unchanged at €100.50 and €99.00, respectively.

 

The Equities traded today were:

Symbol CodeVolume TradedValue TradedTradesClosing Price% Change
BOV29,45631,274.5681.060-0.93
HSB49,02652,644.6051.060-0.93
LOM100228.0012.2800.00
GO2,0008,360.0014.1800.48
GCL340,00095,200.0020.280-6.67
RS23,4458,061.3032.3400.00

The Corporate Bonds traded today were:

Closing Price% Change
5.5% Mediterranean Investments Holding plc Unsecured € 2020100.0000.00
3.65% GAP Group plc Secured € 2022102.0000.00
6% Pendergardens Developments plc Secured € 2022 Series II108.0000.00
4.4% Von der Heyden Group Finance plc Unsecured € 2024101.7501.75
6% International Hotel Investments plc € 2024107.7402.61
5% Tumas Investments plc Unsecured € 2024102.6500.15
5.75% International Hotel Investments plc Unsecured € 2025108.5000.46
4% International Hotel Investments plc Secured € 2026104.0000.34
4% International Hotel Investments plc Unsecured € 2026103.0000.00
4.35% SD Finance plc Unsecured € 2027103.4501.92
4.4% Central Business Centres plc Unsecured € 2027 S1/17 T1103.4900.92
4% Stivala Group Finance plc Secured € 2027104.1000.10
3.65% Stivala Group Finance plc Secured € 2029102.3000.00
3.8% Hili Finance Company plc Unsecured € 202999.9900.01
3.75% AX Group plc Unsec Bds 2029 Series II103.000-0.48
3.5% Bank of Valletta plc € Notes 2030 S1 T199.6000.61
4.25% Mercury Projects Finance plc Secured € 2031101.6000.00

The Government Stocks traded today were:

Closing Price% Change
4.5% MGS 2028 (II)137.610-0.14
2.3% MGS 2029 (II)119.3700.31
5.1% MGS 2029 (I)146.360-0.01
5.2% MGS 2031 (I)154.590-0.06
4.65% MGS 2032 (I)151.1200.11
4.45% MGS 2032 (II)149.000-0.15
4.3% MGS 2033 (I)149.5100.10
4.1% MGS 2034 (I)149.5300.08
2.1% MGS 2039 (I)124.500-0.40
3% MGS 2040 (I)141.4700.17

The Prospects MTF traded today were:

Closing Price% Change
5.35% D Shopping Malls Finance plc € Unsecured 202899.0000.00%
5% Borgo Lifestyle Finance plc Secured Callable 2026-2029100.5000.00%

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