Large caps push MSE Index higher

MSE Daily Trading Report, 28 May 2020

The MSE Equity Total Return Index registered a further 1.505% increase as it closed at 8,198.107 points. Out of 10 active equities, six headed north while another two closed in the opposite direction. A total turnover of €253,632 was generated over 56 transactions.

Malta International Airport plc recorded the highest liquidity once again as total turnover amounted to €112,096. The price increased by % to €5.50, as a result of 21 deals involving a mix of 20,372 shares.

In the banking industry, Bank of Valletta plc declined by 0.97% as 59,283 shares changed hands across six transactions. The bank ended the session at €1.02 and generated a total turnover of €60,397.

Its peer, HSBC Bank Malta plc, traded 1.02% higher at €0.99 as 23,376 shares were spread over 10 deals. A total turnover of €22,464 was recorded. The bank reached a low price of €0.95 during the session but managed to recoup the loss until end of day.

Meanwhile, FIMBank plc was active but closed unchanged at $0.42. A sole deal of 68,007 shares was executed.

Retail conglomerate, PG plc, was up by 2.11% over one deal of 1,000 shares, worth €1,940. The equity ended the session at €1.94.

A single transaction of 2,498 Tigne’ Mall plc shares pushed the price 2.63% higher to €0.78. Total turnover stood at €1,948.

Similarly, BMIT Technologies plc closed 4.89% higher at €0.472. A total turnover of €11,220 was generated as four deals involving 24,000 shares were executed.

International Hotel Investments plc headed the list of gainers with a 10.38% change in price. The equity reached the €0.585 price level as 6,072 shares changed hands across four transactions.  Total turnover amounted to €3,535.

On the other hand, six deals involving 5,300 RS2 Software plc shares dragged the price by 0.51% into the red. The equity registered a total turnover of €10,180 as price declined to €1.95.

Elsewhere, Medserv plc traded twice over 5,520 shares, leaving no impact on the previous closing price of €0.70.

In the Sovereign Debt market, out of three active issues, two advanced while the 2.5% MGS 2036 (I) closed unchanged at €128.10. The 4.5% MGS 2028 (II) registered the best performance as it closed at €133.50, translating into a 0.98% increase.

In the Corporate Debt market, a total of 23 issues were active, of which 11 traded higher while another four lost ground. The 3.8% Hili Finance Company plc Unsecured € 2029 headed the list of gainers as it closed 2.11% higher at €97.00. Conversely, the 4.5% Grand Harbour Marina plc Unsecured € 2027 lost 0.3%, ending the session at €100.10.

In the Prospects MTF market, the 4.75% KA Finance plc Secured Callable Bonds 2026-2029 was active as it closed 2.15% lower, reaching its par value.


The Equities traded today were:

Symbol CodeVolume TradedValue TradedTradesClosing Price% Change

The Corporate Bonds traded today were:

 Closing Price% Change
6% Mediterranean Investments Holding plc Euro 2021100.0002.04
5% Mediterranean Investments Holding plc Unsecured € 202297.6000.00
5.1% 1923 Investments plc Unsecured € 202498.0000.00
5.75% International Hotel Investments plc Unsecured € 2025100.0000.00
5.1% 6PM Holdings plc Unsecured € 202599.0000.00
4.5% Hili Properties plc Unsecured € 202599.9900.01
4.25% Corinthia Finance plc Unsecured € 2026100.0000.01
4% MIDI plc Secured € 2026101.0001.00
4% International Hotel Investments plc Secured € 202699.990-0.01
4% Merkanti Holding plc Secured € 2026100.0000.00
5% Dizz Finance plc Unsecured € 202698.0000.51
4.8% Mediterranean Maritime Hub Finance plc Unsecured € 202697.5000.00
3.25% AX Group plc Unsec Bds 2026 Series I100.0000.00
4% International Hotel Investments plc Unsecured € 202699.900-0.09
3.75% Mercury Projects Finance plc Secured € 202799.9001.94
4.35% SD Finance plc Unsecured € 202799.900-0.10
4.5% Grand Harbour Marina plc Unsecured € 2027100.100-0.30
3.85% Hili Finance Company plc Unsecured € 202898.4900.00
4% SP Finance plc Secured EUR Bonds 2029101.3901.39
3.75% TUM Finance plc Secured € 2029100.0000.20
3.8% Hili Finance Company plc Unsecured € 202997.0002.11
3.5% Bank of Valletta plc € Notes 2030 S2 T1100.0000.02
3.75% Bank of Valletta plc Unsecured Sub € 2026-2031102.0001.85

The Government Stocks traded today were:

 Closing Price% Change
4.5% MGS 2028 (II)133.5000.98
5.25% MGS 2030 (I)145.0000.62
2.5% MGS 2036 (I)128.1000.00

Prospect Bonds traded today were:

 Closing Price% Change
4.75% KA Finance plc Secured Callable Bonds 2026-2029100.000-2.15

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