MIA, RS2 and PG push MSE Index higher

MSE Daily Trading Report, 17 February, 2020

The MSE Equity Total Return Index advanced by a further 0.219% as it closed at 9,534.296 points. A total of 15 equities were active, of which five headed north while another four closed in the opposite direction. A total turnover of €355,404 was generated over 57 deals.

The most liquid equity was in the banking sector, as HSBC Bank Malta plc’s total turnover stood at €150,450. The bank traded 13 times over a spread of 143,286 shares but closed unchanged at €1.05.

Its peer, Bank of Valletta plc erased its previous gain as it closed 0.94% lower at €1.05. This was the result of 11 deals involving 30,880 shares, worth €32,489.

On a similar note, Lombard plc ended the session 0.88% lower as 900 shares changed ownership over two deals. Price declined to €2.26 while total turnover amounted to €2,031.

Malta International Airport plc registered a positive 0.72% change in price, as it closed at €7.00. A total turnover of €37,660 was generated as 5,380 shares were spread over four transactions.

In the property sector, four equities were active. Malta Properties Company plc was the only positive performer as it closed 2.24% higher at €0.685. Total turnover stood at €6,449 as 9,765 shares changed hands over two deals.

One deal of  4,000 MIDI plc shares did not impact the equity’s previous closing price of €0.476. A total turnover of €1,904 was recorded.

Similarly, Tigne’ Mall plc and Trident Estates plc were both active but closed unchanged at €0.90 and €1.65, respectively. The former traded twice over 6,000 shares which generated a total turnover of €5,400. The latter was active over two deals involving 7,000 shares, ending the session with a total turnover of €11,550.

RS2 Software plc continued to trade higher as the equity closed at €2.50 – translating into a 2.46% increase in price. This was the outcome of six deals involving 14,496 shares, which generated a total turnover of €36,039.

Retail conglomerate, PG plc managed to recoup its previous loss as it was up by 1.52%, reaching the €2.00 price level. Five deals with a mix of 9,860 shares were executed, generating a total turnover of €19,720.

A sole deal with slim volume pushed Loqus Holding plc 2.56% higher as it ended the session at €0.08.

On the other hand, a single transaction of 8,000 MaltaPost plc shares dragged the price by 2.99%. The equity ended the session at €1.30 and registered a total turnover of €10,400.

The worst performance was recorded by  Grand Harbour Marina plc as it traded once over 5,000 shares which resulted into a 16.70% decline, to close at €0.454. Total turnover amounted to €2,270.

Elsewhere, BMIT Technologies plc and Mapfre Middlesea plc were both active but closed unchanged at €0.52 and €2.36, respectively.

In the sovereign debt market, 13 issues were active, of which two advanced while another 10 lost ground. The 5.2% MGS 2020 (I) headed the list of gainers as it closed 0.59% higher at €101.60. On the other hand, the 2.5% MGS 2036 (I) declined by 0.22%, to close at €128.67.

In the Corporate debt market, out of 17 active issues, seven registered gains while another five traded lower. The best performance was recorded by the 3.85% Hili Finance Company plc Unsecured € 2028 as it closed 1.11% higher at €101.50. Conversely, the 4% Merkanti Holding plc Secured € 2026 closed 0.638% lower at €101.31.

In the Prospects MTF market, the 5% HH Finance plc Unsecured Euro Bonds 2023-2028, the 5.25% Klikk Finance plc € Unsecured 2027 and the 5% JD Capital plc Unsecured € Bonds 2028 were active. All issues closed unchanged at €100.

 

The Equities traded today were:

Symbol CodeVolume TradedValue TradedTradesClosing Price% Change
BOV30,88032,489.00111.050-0.94
HSB143,286150,450.30131.0500.00
LOM9002,030.5022.260-0.88
MMS10,35024,426.0032.3600.00
MIA5,38037,660.0047.0000.72
GHM5,0002,270.0010.454-16.70
MTP8,00010,400.0011.300-2.99
RS214,49636,039.2062.5002.46
MDI4,0001,904.0010.4760.00
TML6,0005,400.0020.9000.00
MPC9,7656,449.0320.6852.24
PG9,86019,720.0052.0001.52
TRI7,00011,550.0021.6500.00
BMIT27,85014,575.5030.5200.00
LQS50040.0010.0802.56

The Corporate Bonds traded today were:

Closing Price% Change
4.25% GAP Group plc Secured € 2023103.0000.39
5.3% Mariner Finance plc Unsecured € 2024109.0000.00
4.5% Izola Bank plc € Unsecured 2025106.7600.00
4.25% Corinthia Finance plc Unsecured € 2026103.9500.82
5.9% Together Gaming Solutions plc Unsec Call Bds €2024-2026100.2000.20
4% International Hotel Investments plc Secured € 2026103.600-0.38
4% Merkanti Holding plc Secured € 2026101.310-0.68
5% Dizz Finance plc Unsecured € 2026101.8500.00
3.25% AX Group plc Unsec Bds 2026 Series I103.310-0.47
4% International Hotel Investments plc Unsecured € 2026102.990-0.01
4% Eden Finance plc Unsecured € 2027104.5200.00
3.85% Hili Finance Company plc Unsecured € 2028101.5001.11
4% SP Finance plc Secured EUR Bonds 2029101.4000.05
3.65% Stivala Group Finance plc Secured € 2029102.9900.48
3.8% Hili Finance Company plc Unsecured € 2029100.1500.25
3.5% Bank of Valletta plc € Notes 2030 S1 T1100.3000.00
3.5% Bank of Valletta plc € Notes 2030 S2 T199.500-0.50

The Government Stocks traded today were:

Closing Price% Change
5.2% MGS 2020 (I)101.6000.59
5% MGS 2021(I)107.730-0.02
4.3% MGS 2022 (II)110.170-0.03
5.1% MGS 2022(I)113.290-0.05
4.5% MGS 2028 (II)137.230-0.10
5.25% MGS 2030 (I)149.980-0.01
5.2% MGS 2031 (I)154.090-0.14
4.65% MGS 2032 (I)150.540-0.15
4.45% MGS 2032 (II)148.480-0.12
4.3% MGS 2033 (I)148.990-0.09
4.1% MGS 2034 (I)149.0300.02
2.5% MGS 2036 (I)128.670-0.22
2.1% MGS 2039 (I)124.5000.00

The Prospects MTF Bonds traded today were:

Closing Price% Change
5.25% Klikk Finance plc € Unsecured 2027100.0000.00%
5% HH Finance Plc Unsecured Euro Bonds 2023-2028100.0000.00%
5% JD Capital plc Unsecured € Bonds 2028100.0000.00%

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