MSE Index back in positive territory

MSE Daily Trading Report, 21 May 2020

The MSE Equity Total Return Index recouped its previous loss as it closed 0.381% higher at 8,124.776 points. Out of 10 active issues, gainers and losers tallied to three apiece. A total turnover of €63,571 was generated across 22 transactions.

In the banking industry, a sole deal of 1,000 Bank of Valletta plc shares resulted into a positive 4% change in price. The equity ended the session at €1.04.

Its peer, HSBC Bank Malta plc was active but closed unchanged at €0.97. Four deals involving 8,322 shares were executed, worth €8,092.

Malta International Airport plc lost 0.8% as it reached the €4.96 price level. A total of 4,166 shares changed hands across seven transactions, generating a total turnover of €20,674.

A sole deal of 5,000 RS2 Software plc dragged the price 2.5% lower to €1.95. Total turnover stood at €9,750. Meanwhile, BMIT Technologies plc traded twice over 1,000 shares, pushing the price 3.91% higher to €0.478.

In the property sector, both Malita Investments plc and Malta Properties Company plc were active but closed unchanged at €0.89 and €0.54, respectively. The former generated a total turnover of €6,980 as 7,843 shares changed hands over three deals. The latter traded once over 4,100 shares, worth €2,214.

The top performer was GlobalCapital plc with a 15.38% movement in price, as it closed at €0.33. One deal of 23,255 shares generated a total turnover of €7,674.

Harvest Technology plc was down by 0.67% over a single transaction of 1,100 shares, worth €1,639. The equity ended the session at the €1.49 price level.

A sole deal of 4,299 MaltaPost plc shares did not impact the equity’s previous closing price of €1.17. Total turnover stood at €5,030.

In the Sovereign Debt market, four issues were active, of which two declined while the 5.1% MGS 2022(I) closed 0.21% higher at €111.23. On the other hand, the 3% MGS 2040 (I) lost 1.2%, to close at €131.40.

In the Corporate Debt market, out of 21 active issues, five headed north while another nine closed in the opposite direction. The 4% International Hotel Investments plc Secured € 2026 headed the list of gainers as it reached its par value – translating into a 1.27% increase. Conversely, the 4.35% Hudson Malta plc Unsecured € 2026 lost 1.96%, to close at par.

In the Prospects MTF market, the 5.75% Pharmacare Finance plc Unsecured EUR Bonds 2025-2028 closed 0.5% higher at par while the other three active issued closed unchanged.

 

The Equities traded today were:

Symbol CodeVolume TradedValue TradedTradesClosing Price% Change
BOV1,0001,040.0011.0404.00
HSB8,3228,091.9940.9700.00
GCL23,2557,674.1510.33015.38
MIA4,16620,674.1074.960-0.80
MTP4,2995,029.8311.1700.00
RS25,0009,750.0011.950-2.50
MLT7,8436,980.2730.8900.00
MPC4,1002,214.0010.5400.00
BMIT1,000478.0020.4783.91
HRV1,1001,639.0011.490-0.67

The Corporate Bonds traded today were:

 Closing Price% Change
5.5% Mediterranean Investments Holding plc Unsecured € 2020100.0100.00
3.65% GAP Group plc Secured € 2022100.9000.90
5% Mediterranean Investments Holding plc Unsecured € 202297.790-0.01
4.4% Von der Heyden Group Finance plc Unsecured € 2024100.0000.00
5.1% 1923 Investments plc Unsecured € 202498.0000.00
5.75% International Hotel Investments plc Unsecured € 2025101.0000.75
5.1% 6PM Holdings plc Unsecured € 202599.8500.25
4.35% Hudson Malta plc Unsecured € 2026100.000-1.96
4.25% Corinthia Finance plc Unsecured € 202699.990-0.01
4% International Hotel Investments plc Secured € 2026100.0001.27
5% Dizz Finance plc Unsecured € 202698.0000.00
4% International Hotel Investments plc Unsecured € 202699.0000.00
3.75% Mercury Projects Finance plc Secured € 202799.900-0.05
4.35% SD Finance plc Unsecured € 202799.750-0.24
4% Eden Finance plc Unsecured € 2027100.000-0.99
4% Stivala Group Finance plc Secured € 2027100.0100.01
3.75% Bortex Group Finance plc Unsecured € 2027101.000-0.98
3.85% Hili Finance Company plc Unsecured € 202895.0000.00
4.15% Phoenicia Finance Company plc Unsecured € 2023-202898.450-0.25
4% SP Finance plc Secured EUR Bonds 2029100.0000.00
4.25% Mercury Projects Finance plc Secured € 2031101.000-1.86

The Government Stocks traded today were:

 Closing Price% Change
5% MGS 2021(I)106.020-0.11
5.1% MGS 2022(I)111.2300.21
5.25% MGS 2030 (I)143.7100.00
3% MGS 2040 (I)131.400-1.20

The Prospects MTF bonds traded today were:

 Closing Price% Change
5.75% Pharmacare Finance plc Unsecured EUR Bonds 2025-2028100.0000.50%
5% Horizon Finance plc Secured Callable € Bonds 2026-2029100.0000.00%
5% Smartcare Finance plc Secured € 2029100.0000.00%
5% Busy Bee Finance Company plc Unsecured € 2029100.2000.00%

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