MSE Index ends the week on a positive note

MSE Daily Trading Report, 27 March, 2020

The MSE Equity Total Return Index continued to advance by a further 1.255% as it reached 7,880.005 points. A total of 11 equities were active, of which five traded higher while another four closed in the red. Total turnover stood at €621,434 through 96 transactions which were executed.

Malta International Airport plc shares continued its recent performance as it continued its recovery by another 4%, reaching the €5.20 price level. The equity was also the most liquid as total turnover amounted to €238,062. This was the result of 42 deals involving a mix of 46,431 shares.

In the banking sector, Bank of Valletta plc closed unchanged at €0.86. The equity generated a total turnover of €96,764 as 112,232 shares changed hands over 23 transactions.

Its peer, HSBC Bank Malta plc closed in the green as the share price was up by 2.22% to end the session at €0.92. This was the outcome of five deals involving a mix of 8,979 shares.

On the other hand, FIMBank plc’s equity price recorded the largest loss of today’s trading session – 7.79% decrease to reach the $0.45 price level. A sole deal of 55,000 shares was executed.

The top performer today was Grand Harbour Marina plc as its share price appreciated by 36.36%. A total of 10,700 shares were spread across two trades, worth €6,025.

Another positive performer was International Hotel Investments plc. A single trade of 9,560 shares increased price by 9.62% to close the session at €0.57.

RS2 Software plc also continued to improve its equity performance – increased by 3.78% to close at €1.92. This was the result of eight deals involving 34,200 shares.

Malita Investments plc closed in the red – by 1.28% spread across two trades worth just over €27,000. Following suit was Maltapost plc – a single trade reduced the share price by 1.79% to close at €1.10. Total turnover of €29,437 was recorded as 26,761 shares were executed.

Telecommunications company, GO plc, also closed in negative territory. The share price declined by 1.02% to end the session at €3.90. Five deals involving 15,080 shares generated a total turnover of €58,812.

Meanwhile,  PG plc traded flat as it closed at €1.60. Six deals involving 40,900 shares were executed, worth €65,475.

In the Sovereign Debt market, eight issues were active, of which four headed north while another two closed in the opposite direction. The 3% MGS 2040 (I) headed the list of gainers as it ended the session 1.46% higher at €139.00. On the other hand, the 2.5% MGS 2036 (I) lost 1.65%, to close at €125.89.

In the Corporate Debt market, out of 29 active issues, 20 lost ground while four advanced. The 4.35% SD Finance plc Unsecured € 2027 registered the best performance of a 1.52% increase in price, to close at €99.49. Conversely, the 6% Medserv plc Sec. & Grntd € Notes 2020-2023 S1 T1 traded 3% lower at €97.

In the Prospects MTF market, four issues were active, of which two declined. The 5% Horizon Finance plc Secured Callable € Bonds 2026-2029 traded flat at €98.

The Equities traded today were:

Symbol CodeVolume TradedValue TradedTradesClosing Price% Change
BOV112,23296,763.85230.8600.00
HSB8,9798,498.9750.9202.22
GO15,08058,812.0053.900-1.02
IHI9,5605,449.2010.5709.62
FIM55,00022,538.9310.450-7.79
MIA46,431238,061.95425.2004.00
GHM10,7006,025.0020.75036.36
MTP26,76129,437.1011.100-1.79
RS234,20063,322.0081.9203.78
MLT35,13027,050.1020.770-1.28
PG40,90065,474.5061.6000.00

The Corporate Bonds traded today were:

Closing Price% Change
5% Mediterranean Investments Holding plc Unsecured € 202299.990-1.00
6% Medserv plc Sec. & Grntd €  Notes 2020-2023 S1 T197.000-3.00
6% AX Investments Plc € 2024101.000-0.07
4.4% Von der Heyden Group Finance plc Unsecured € 202499.000-1.00
6% International Hotel Investments plc € 202499.500-0.50
5.3% Mariner Finance plc Unsecured € 202499.500-0.50
5% Hal Mann Vella Group plc Secured € 2024100.0000.00
5.1% 1923 Investments plc Unsecured € 202496.000-2.03
4.25% Best Deal Properties Holding plc Secured € 202499.0000.00
5.75% International Hotel Investments plc Unsecured € 202599.000-1.00
5.1% 6PM Holdings plc Unsecured € 202599.300-0.69
4% MIDI plc Secured € 202699.000-1.00
4% International Hotel Investments plc Secured € 202696.500-2.02
4.8% Mediterranean Maritime Hub Finance plc Unsecured € 202698.9000.00
3.75% Premier Capital plc Unsecured € 202698.980-0.02
3.25% AX Group plc Unsec Bds 2026 Series I100.500-0.50
4% International Hotel Investments plc Unsecured € 202696.5000.00
3.75% Mercury Projects Finance plc Secured € 202797.000-2.02
4.35% SD Finance plc Unsecured € 202799.4901.52
4.4% Central Business Centres plc Unsecured € 2027 S1/17 T197.000-0.10
3.5% Simonds Farsons Cisk plc Unsecured € 2027102.0000.00
4% Stivala Group Finance plc Secured € 202798.900-0.95
3.75% Bortex Group Finance plc Unsecured € 202796.850-0.15
3.85% Hili Finance Company plc Unsecured € 202897.950-0.05
4.15% Phoenicia Finance Company plc Unsecured € 2023-202898.0000.00
4% MeDirect Bank (Malta) plc Sub Unsecured € 2024-202999.000-2.94
3.5% Bank of Valletta plc € Notes 2030 S2 T1100.0000.50
4.25% Mercury Projects Finance plc Secured € 2031100.0000.02
3.75% Bank of Valletta plc Unsecured Sub € 2026-2031100.000-0.30

The Government Stocks traded today were:

Closing Price% Change
4.5% MGS 2028 (II)134.990.78
5.25% MGS 2030 (I)146.000.20
4.65% MGS 2032 (I)147.440.99
4.1% MGS 2034 (I)145.920-0.33
2.5% MGS 2036 (I)125.89-1.65
2.1% MGS 2039 (I)128.000.00
3% MGS 2040 (I)139.001.46
2.4% MGS 2041 (I)131.000.00

The Prospect MTF Bonds traded today were:

Closing Price% Change
5% Borgo Lifestyle Finance plc Secured Callable 2026-202993.5000.00%
5% Horizon Finance plc Secured Callable € Bonds 2026-202998.000-2.00%
5% Smartcare Finance plc Secured € 202999.000-1.88%
5% Busy Bee Finance Company plc Unsecured € 2029100.0000.00%

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