MSE Index halts eight-day negative streak

MSE Daily Trading Report, 27 July 2020

The MSE Equity Total Return Index returned to positive territory as it traded 0.567% higher, reaching 8,111.178 points. Nine equities were active, of which five headed north while one closed in the opposite direction. A total turnover of €74,665 was generated across 23 transactions.

In the banking industry, Bank of Valletta plc ended the session 1.03% higher at €0.98. Two deals involving 1,096 shares generated a total turnover of €1,094. The bank also reached an intra-day high price of €1.00.

Its peer, HSBC Bank Malta plc was active but closed unchanged at €0.95. A total of 9,000 shares were across four transactions, worth €8,550.

Malta International Airport plc registered the highest liquidity with a total turnover of €41,872. The equity traded seven times over 7,604 shares, leaving no impact on the previous closing price of €5.50.

Telecommunications company, GO plc, was up by 2.38% as it reached the €3.44 price level. A total turnover of €5,865 was generated as 1,705 shares changed hands over three deals. Similarly, its subsidiary, BMIT Technologies plc, closed at €0.486 – equivalent to a positive 0.83% change in price. Two deals involving 5,163 shares were executed, worth €2,509. BMIT announced that earlier today, the Annual General Meeting was held, during which all the resolutions on the agenda were approved.

Retail conglomerate, PG plc traded twice over 5,000 shares, pushing the price 1.03% higher to €1.96. A total turnover of €9,718 was recorded.

A sole deal of 700 Trident Estates plc shares resulted into an 11.33% increase in price. The equity headed the list of gainers as it closed 17 cents higher at €1.67. Total turnover stood at €1,169.

The only negative performer was Plaza Centres plc as a sole deal of 4,000 shares dragged the price by 5.64% to €0.92. The equity registered a total turnover of €3,680.

Elsewhere, Mapfre Middlesea plc was active but closed unchanged at €2.02.

In the Corporate Debt market, nine issues were active, of which gainers and losers tallied to four a-piece. The best performance was recorded by the 3.75% Premier Capital plc Unsecured € 2026 as it closed 0.69% higher at €102.50. On the other hand, the 4.35% SD Finance plc Unsecured € 2027 lost 1.67%, ending the session at €100.25.

In the Sovereign Bond market, out of nine active issues, six registered gains while the remaining three lost ground. The top performer was the 4.3% MGS 2033 (I), ending the session 6.71% higher at €150.00. Conversely, the 4.5% MGS 2028 (II) closed 1.59% lower at €132.86.

In the Prospects MTF market, no trading activity was recorded.


The Equities traded today were:

Symbol CodeVolume TradedValue TradedTradesClosing Price% Change

The Corporate Bonds traded today were:

Closing Price% Change
4.25% Best Deal Properties Holding plc Secured € 2024103.0000.49
4% MIDI plc Secured € 2026100.0700.06
4% International Hotel Investments plc Secured € 2026100.6000.09
3.75% Premier Capital plc Unsecured € 2026102.5000.69
4.35% SD Finance plc Unsecured € 2027100.250-1.67
4% Eden Finance plc Unsecured € 2027100.0100.00
4% Stivala Group Finance plc Secured € 2027100.160-1.32
4% SP Finance plc Secured EUR Bonds 2029100.250-1.23
3.8% Hili Finance Company plc Unsecured € 202997.500-0.50

The Government Stocks traded today were:

Closing Price% Change
4.5% MGS 2028 (II)132.860-1.59
2.3% MGS 2029 (II)115.7100.62
5.25% MGS 2030 (I)144.600-0.28
5.2% MGS 2031 (I)147.960-1.36
4.3% MGS 2033 (I)150.0006.71
4.1% MGS 2034 (I)143.0000.70
2.5% MGS 2036 (I)131.0002.34
2.1% MGS 2039 (I)129.0003.20
3% MGS 2040 (I)147.5004.61

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