MSE Index registers a further gain

MSE Daily Trading Report, 26 March, 2020

The MSE Equity Total Return Index advanced by a further 1.602% as it reached 7,782.373 points. A total of 10 equities were active, of which two traded higher while another five closed in the red. Total turnover stood at €427,166 as 104 transactions were executed.

The top performer was Malta International Airport plc as it continued its recent recovery by another 14.16%, reaching the €5.00 price level. The equity was also the most liquid as total turnover amounted to €158,505. This was the result of 34 deals involving a mix of 34,666 shares.

Another positive performer was RS2 Software plc as it ended the session 5.71% higher at €1.85. A total of 32,200 shares changed hands over 12 transactions, generating a total turnover of €57,410.

Meanwhile, two deals involving 5,000 GO plc shares did not impact the equity’s previous closing price of €3.94. Total turnover stood at €19,700.

On the other end of the spectrum, Bank of Valletta plc settled in the red as it closed at €0.86 – a 1.15% change in price. The bank registered a total turnover of €84,918 as 99,982 shares changed ownership across 35 transactions.

Similarly, Lombard Bank Malta plc traded 0.99% lower as it traded twice over a spread of 10,400 shares. The bank ended the session with a total turnover of €20,800 as price declined to €2.00.

HSBC Bank Malta plc was also active but closed unchanged at €0.90. Three deals involving 4,375 shares were executed, worth €3,968.

Malita Investments plc was down by 2.50% to €0.78 as 49,500 shares were spread over six transactions. A total turnover of €39,210 was recorded.

Retail conglomerate, PG plc, dropped by a further 0.62%, ending the session at €1.60. Seven deals involving 15,000 shares were executed, generating a total turnover of €24,005.

MaltaPost plc traded 0.88% lower as 16,000 shares were spread over two transactions. The equity closed at €1.12 while total turnover amounted to €17,920.

A sole deal of 1,408 International Hotel Investments plc shares did not alter the equity’s previous closing price of €0.52. A slim turnover was recorded.

In the Sovereign Debt market, nine issues were active, of which two headed north while another six closed in the opposite direction. The 2.1% MGS 2039 (I) headed the list of gainers as it ended the session 6.75% higher at €128.00. On the other hand, the 4.65% MGS 2032 (I) lost 1.06%, to close at €145.99.

In the Corporate Debt market, out of 29 active issues, seven advanced while another 13 lost ground. The 3.75% Premier Capital plc Unsecured € 2026 registered the best performance of a 9.94% increase in price, to close at €99.00. Conversely, the 6% Pendergardens Developments plc Secured € 2022 Series II traded 4.67% lower at €100.10.

In the Prospects MTF market, three issues were active, of which two declined while the 5% Borgo Lifestyle Finance plc Secured Callable 2026-2029 traded flat at €93.50.

 

The Equities traded today were:

Symbol CodeVolume TradedValue TradedTradesClosing Price% Change
BOV99,98284,917.63350.860-1.15
HSB4,3753,967.5030.9000.00
LOM10,40020,800.0022.000-0.99
GO5,00019,700.0023.9400.00
IHI1,408732.1610.5200.00
MIA34,666158,504.54345.00014.16
MTP16,00017,920.0021.120-0.88
RS232,20057,410.00121.8505.71
MLT49,50039,210.0060.780-2.50
PG15,00024,004.5071.600-0.62

The Corporate Bonds traded today were:

 Closing Price% Change
5.8% International Hotel Investments plc 202198.000-2.20
3.65% GAP Group plc Secured € 2022100.000-0.99
6% Pendergardens Developments plc Secured € 2022 Series II100.100-4.67
5.3% United Finance Plc Unsecured € Bonds 2023100.0001.01
6% AX Investments Plc € 2024101.0700.56
6% International Hotel Investments plc € 2024100.0000.00
5.3% Mariner Finance plc Unsecured € 2024100.0000.00
5% Tumas Investments plc Unsecured € 2024102.650-0.48
5% Hal Mann Vella Group plc Secured € 2024100.0000.00
5.1% 1923 Investments plc Unsecured € 202497.990-1.02
4.25% Best Deal Properties Holding plc Secured € 202499.0000.00
5.75% International Hotel Investments plc Unsecured € 2025100.0000.00
4.25% Corinthia Finance plc Unsecured € 202699.000-1.00
4% International Hotel Investments plc Secured € 202698.4901.54
4% Merkanti Holding plc Secured € 202697.0000.00
4.8% Mediterranean Maritime Hub Finance plc Unsecured € 202698.900-1.09
3.75% Premier Capital plc Unsecured € 202699.0009.94
3.25% AX Group plc Unsec Bds 2026 Series I101.0000.00
4% International Hotel Investments plc Unsecured € 202696.500-0.51
4.35% SD Finance plc Unsecured € 202798.0000.51
4% Eden Finance plc Unsecured € 202797.500-0.51
4.4% Central Business Centres plc Unsecured € 2027 S1/17 T197.1000.10
3.5% Simonds Farsons Cisk plc Unsecured € 2027102.0000.20
4% Stivala Group Finance plc Secured € 202799.850-0.05
3.75% Virtu Finance plc Unsecured € 202799.9000.00
3.85% Hili Finance Company plc Unsecured € 202898.000-1.01
4.15% Phoenicia Finance Company plc Unsecured € 2023-202898.000-2.00
3.65% Stivala Group Finance plc Secured € 202999.9000.00
4.25% Mercury Projects Finance plc Secured € 203199.980-0.02

The Government Stocks traded today were:

 Closing Price% Change
4.5% MGS 2028 (II)133.940-0.01
5.1% MGS 2029 (I)142.050-0.13
5.25% MGS 2030 (I)145.710-0.78
5.2% MGS 2031 (I)149.610-0.43
4.65% MGS 2032 (I)145.990-1.06
4.3% MGS 2033 (I)144.3200.14
2.1% MGS 2039 (I)128.0006.75
3% MGS 2040 (I)137.000-0.93
2.4% MGS 2041 (I)131.0000.00

The Prospect MTF Bonds traded today were:

 Closing Price% Change
4.25% Calamatta Cuschieri Finance plc Unsec Call 2024-202699.990-1.00%
5% Borgo Lifestyle Finance plc Secured Callable 2026-202993.5000.00%
5% Busy Bee Finance Company plc Unsecured € 2029100.000-2.44%

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