MIA increases by a further 5.45%

MSE Daily Trading Report, 29 May 2020

The MSE Equity Total Return Index registered a further 0.184% increase as it closed at 8,213.194 points. Out of nine active equities, three headed north while another three closed in the opposite direction. A total turnover of €240,283 was generated over 52 transactions.

Malta International Airport plc recorded another gain of 5.45% to end the session at €5.80. A total of 17,693 shares were exchanged recording a total market value of €101,630. This result was achieved across 17 transactions.

In the banking industry, Bank of Valletta plc shares traded flat at €1.02 – twelve deals involving 40,729 shares generated a total turnvoer of €41,037. On the other hand, FIMBank plc closed 4.76% lower to end the session at $0.40. This was the result  of two trades involving 22,500 shares.

Simonds Farson Cisk plc closed 3.61% lower at €8.00 as 11 deals involving 6,489 shares were executed. Total turnover stood at €52,007. Similarly, Grand Harbour Marina plc reached an all-time-low price of €0.40 but managed to recoup some lost ground as it closed at €0.72 – translating into a 4% decline. A total of 1,913 shares changed hands over three deals.

Retail conglomerate, PG plc, was up by a further 0.52% over three deals of 6,500 shares, worth €12,631. The equity ended the session at €1.95.

Similarly, BMIT Technologies plc closed 1.27% higher at €0.478. This performance was achieved through a single trade of 4,500 shares.

MIDI plc and Trident Estates plc both traded flat at €0.41 and €1.55 respectively.

MaltaPost plc announced that the board approve the unaudited condensed consolidated interim financial statements for the half-year period ended March 31, 2020. The company registered a profit before tax of €1.41 million, which is close to the previous year’s figure of €1.37 million. Total revenue was up by 1.18% as it amounted to €17.2 million, following the local tariff revisions and increased parcel businesses. The company’s increase in expenditure remained relatively unchanged at €15.9 million, translating into a 1% increase. Meanwhile, cost to income ratio improved to 92.1% from the 92.5% registered during the same period of the previous year. The shareholders’ funds remained stable at €26.3 million – equivalent to a €0.3 million decline.

These results need to be considered in light of the current Covid-19 pandemic. Significant declines were registered in March, in both postal and non-postal revenues. The impact was most noticeable when very stringent measures, including air travel ban, were introduced.

The equity did not record any trading activity.

In the Sovereign Debt market, out of three active issues, two declined while the 4.65% MGS 2032 (I) closed unchanged. The 5.2% MGS 2031 (I) registered a decline of a mere 0.4% as it closed at €147.42.

In the Corporate Debt market, a total of 17 issues were active, of which seven traded higher while another three lost ground. The 4.25% Best Deal Properties Holding plc Secured € 2024 headed the list of gainers as it closed 1.01% higher at €100.00. Conversely, the 4% International Hotel Investments plc Unsecured € 2026 lost 8.18%, ending the session at €91.73.

In the Prospects MTF market, three issues were active. The 4.75% Orion Finance plc € Unsecured 2027 closed 0.2% lower, reaching the €99.80 price level.


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
5% Hal Mann Vella Group plc Secured € 2024103.0000.00
5.1% 1923 Investments plc Unsecured € 202498.2500.26
4.25% Best Deal Properties Holding plc Secured € 2024100.0001.01
5.75% International Hotel Investments plc Unsecured € 2025100.0000.00
5.1% 6PM Holdings plc Unsecured € 202599.8600.87
4.5% Hili Properties plc Unsecured € 2025100.0000.01
4% Merkanti Holding plc Secured € 2026100.0000.00
5% Dizz Finance plc Unsecured € 202697.500-0.51
3.75% Premier Capital plc Unsecured € 2026101.010-0.01
4% International Hotel Investments plc Unsecured € 202691.730-8.18
4.35% SD Finance plc Unsecured € 2027100.0000.10
3.75% Tumas Investments plc Unsecured € 2027100.5000.00
3.75% Bortex Group Finance plc Unsecured € 2027102.0000.99
3.85% Hili Finance Company plc Unsecured € 202898.4900.00
4.15% Phoenicia Finance Company plc Unsecured € 2023-202898.2000.00
3.75% AX Group plc Unsec Bds 2029 Series II



The Government Stocks traded today were:

Closing Price% Change
5.1% MGS 2022(I)111.140-0.09
5.2% MGS 2031 (I)147.420-0.40
4.65% MGS 2032 (I)150.0000.00

Prospect Bonds traded today were:

Closing Price% Change
4.75% Orion Finance plc € Unsecured 202799.800-0.20
5.5% Anchovy Studios plc € Unsecured 2027100.0000.00
5% Luxury Living Finance plc € Secured Bonds 202899.0000.00

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