MSE Index in the red as large caps lose ground

MSE Daily Trading Report, 07 July 2020

The MSE Equity Total Return Index registered a 0.839% decline as it reached 8,198.28 points. A total of 11 equities were active, of which seven closed in the red while one headed north. A total turnover of €67,290 was generated across 30 transactions.

The only positive performer was RS2 Software plc as it closed 0.84% higher at €2.40. This was the result of a sole deal with slim volume.

In the banking industry, Bank of Valletta plc lost 0.99% as 42,062 shares were spread over eight deals. The equity ended the session at €1.00 while total turnover amounted to €42,063.

Its peer, HSBC Bank Malta plc registered a negative 3.65% change in price as it closed at €0.925. Total turnover amounted to €5,530 as 5,927 shares changed hands over four deals.

Four deals involving 1,250 Malta International Airport plc shares dragged the price by 0.87% into negative territory. The equity reached the €5.70 price level and recorded a total turnover of €7,168.

In the property sector, Malta Properties Company plc closed 6.72% lower at €0.555 as a result of a single deal of 2,390 shares, worth €1,326. Similarly, Trident Estates plc shares declined by 4.55% to €1.47. The equity traded once on slim volume.

BMIT Technologies plc traded once over 1,000 shares, resulting into a 2.04% fall in price. The equity ended the session at €0.48. Meanwhile, its parent company, GO plc, was active but closed unchanged at €3.44.

The largest decline was recorded by Medserv plc as it closed at €0.57 – translating into a 17.39% movement in price. Five deals involving 9,200 shares were executed, generating a total turnover of €5,041.

Elsewhere, Mapfre Middlesea plc and Simonds Farsons Cisk plc were both active but closed flat at €2.00 and €8.00, respectively.

In the Corporate Debt market, out of 13 active issues, gainers and losers tallied to four-a-piece. The best performer was the 4.25% Best Deal Properties Holding plc Secured € 2024 as it closed 2.99% higher at €102.99. On the other hand, the 3.25% AX Group plc Unsec Bds 2026 Series I closed 1.96% lower, reaching its par value.

In the Sovereign Bond market, seven issues were active, of which two registered gains while another two traded lower. The 5.25% MGS 2030 (I) headed the list of gainers as it closed 0.68% higher at €147.00. Conversely, the 3% MGS 2040 (I) declined to €136.00 – equivalent to a 4.23% change in price.

In the Prospects MTF market, the 4.25% Calamatta Cuschieri Finance plc Unsec Call 2024-2026 closed 0.99% lower, as it ended the session at par.


The Equities traded today were:

Symbol CodeVolume TradedValue TradedTradesClosing Price% Change

The Corporate Bonds traded today were:

 Closing Price% Change
6% Pendergardens Developments plc Secured € 2022 Series II105.0001.94
5.8% International Hotel Investments plc 2023100.0000.00
4.4% Von der Heyden Group Finance plc Unsecured € 2024102.0001.49
5.3% Mariner Finance plc Unsecured € 2024105.0000.00
5.1% 1923 Investments plc Unsecured € 202499.9000.00
4.25% Best Deal Properties Holding plc Secured € 2024102.9902.99
4.5% Hili Properties plc Unsecured € 2025101.000-0.98
4.35% Hudson Malta plc Unsecured € 2026100.1000.10
4.25% Corinthia Finance plc Unsecured € 202699.0000.00
4% International Hotel Investments plc Secured € 2026100.010-1.47
5% Dizz Finance plc Unsecured € 202697.620-1.69
3.25% AX Group plc Unsec Bds 2026 Series I100.000-1.96
4.5% Grand Harbour Marina plc Unsecured € 2027100.5000.00

The Government Stocks traded today were:

 Closing Price% Change
4.3% MGS 2022 (II)107.8200.00
4.5% MGS 2028 (II)132.0000.10
5.25% MGS 2030 (I)147.0000.68
4.65% MGS 2032 (I)144.0000.00
4.3% MGS 2033 (I)140.570-1.01
3% MGS 2040 (I)136.000-4.23
2.4% MGS 2041 (I)125.0000.00

The Prospect Bonds traded today were:

 Closing Price% Change
4.25% Calamatta Cuschieri Finance plc Unsec Call 2024-2026100.000-0.99

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