MSE Index ends the week in the red

MSE Daily Trading Report, 15 May 2020

The MSE Equity Total Return Index continued to lose ground in today’s session. The index fell another 0.79% to close the session at 8,169.326 points. In total, there were nine equities that were traded today – tallying to a market value of €65,565 spread across 29 transactions.

In the banking industry both Bank of Valletta plc and HSBC Bank Malta plc closed in negative territory. Five trades of 2,235 BOV shares decreased the equity price by just under 1% to €1.04. On the other hand, HSBC share price took a jab as a couple of deals diminished the price by 5.45% to end the session at €0.955.

Telecommunications company, GO plc, registered a loss of a 0.55% to end the session at €3.60. Its subsidiary BMIT Technologies plc also followed suit. The equity’s price closed 4.17% lower to reach the price level of €0.46.

In the property sector, Malta Properties Company plc closed in the red with a 1.82% change in price, to end the session at €0.54. Two deals involving 2,180 shares were executed.

Another single trade in RS2 Software plc pushed the share price by a further 2.6% – the result a trade of 500 shares. Contrarily, a single trade in International Hotel Investments plc shares dragged the share price down by 3.39% to end the session at €0.57.

Three deals involving 607 Malta International Airport plc shares resulted into a recovery of yesterday’s loss of 1.22% – as the equity increased by 1.24% to reach the €4.90 price level.

Three deals involving 1,285 Simonds Farsons Cisk plc shares reduced the price by 0.6% to close at €8.25. Total turnover stood at €10,606.

In the Sovereign Debt market, out of seven active issues, two traded higher while the rest closed in negative territory. The 4.65% MGS 2032 (I) was the best performer as it closed 4.65% higher at €151.00. On the other hand, the 5.1% MGS 2029 (I) issuance lost 3.05%, to close at €140.58.

In the Corporate Debt market, 14 issues were active, of which the 4.35% SD Finance plc Unsecured € 2027 bond issuance closed lowest – 0.79% lower to close at €100,20. The 3.75% AX Group plc Unsec Bds 2029 Series II registered the highest gain as a single trade increased the price by 1.98% to end the session at €103.

There was only a single traded recorded in the Prospects MTF market. This trade had no affect on the price of the 5.5% IG Finance plc € Unsecured 2024-2027 bond issuance.


The Equities traded today were:

Symbol CodeVolume TradedValue TradedTradesClosing Price% Change

The Corporate Bonds traded today were:

 Closing Price% Change
4.4% Von der Heyden Group Finance plc Unsecured € 2024100.0000.00
4.5% Hili Properties plc Unsecured € 2025100.0000.50
4.25% Corinthia Finance plc Unsecured € 2026100.0000.00
5.9% Together Gaming Solutions plc Unsec Call Bds €2024-202697.9500.00
4% MIDI plc Secured € 2026102.0000.89
4% International Hotel Investments plc Secured € 2026100.0000.00
4% Merkanti Holding plc Secured € 2026100.0000.01
4.8% Mediterranean Maritime Hub Finance plc Unsecured € 202697.0000.00
4% International Hotel Investments plc Unsecured € 202698.340-0.05
4.35% SD Finance plc Unsecured € 2027100.200-0.79
4.5% Grand Harbour Marina plc Unsecured € 2027100.4000.00
4% Stivala Group Finance plc Secured € 2027100.0000.00
4.15% Phoenicia Finance Company plc Unsecured € 2023-202898.700-0.30
3.75% AX Group plc Unsec Bds 2029 Series II103.0001.98

The Government Stocks traded today were:

 Closing Price% Change
5.1% MGS 2022(I)111.000-0.39
4.5% MGS 2028 (II)132.780-0.58
5.1% MGS 2029 (I)140.580-3.05
5.2% MGS 2031 (I)147.000-0.73
4.65% MGS 2032 (I)151.0004.61
4.45% MGS 2032 (II)147.5003.75
3% MGS 2040 (I)131.000-1.18

The Prospects MTF bonds traded today were:

 Closing Price% Change
5.5% IG Finance plc € Unsecured 2024-202799.500.00

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