BOV pushes MSE Index higher

MSE Daily Trading Report, 06 August 2020

The MSE Equity Total Return Index ended the session 0.143% higher as it reached 7,868.592 points. Seven equities were active, of which one advanced while another three lost ground. A total turnover of €52,913 was generated across 14 transactions.

The only positive performer was Bank of Valletta plc as it closed higher at €0.97. Three deals involving 14,850 shares resulted into a positive 3.41% movement in price. Total turnover stood at €13,722.

Meanwhile, its peer, HSBC Bank Malta plc was active but traded flat at €0.88. A total of 14,007 shares were spread over three deals, generating a total turnover of €12,326.

Simonds Farsons Cisk plc lost 3.75% as 2,010 shares changed hands across three transactions. The equity generated a total turnover of €15,480 as the price declined to €7.70.

A sole deal of 847 International Hotel Investments plc dragged the price by 0.94% into the red. The equity ended the session at the €0.525 price level. Similarly, PG plc reached €1.95 over a single transaction of 210 shares. This translates into a 0.51% fall in price.

Malta International Airport plc was active but closed unchanged at €5.20. Two deals involving 900 shares were executed, worth €4,680.

Similarly, RS2 Software plc traded once over 2,500 shares, which did not alter the previous closing price of €2.34.  The equity recorded a total turnover of €5,850.

In the Corporate Debt market, 11 issues were active, of which seven headed north while another two closed in the opposite direction. The 3.8% Hili Finance Company plc Unsecured € 2029 registered the best performance as it closed 1.03% higher at 99.00. On the other hand, the 4% Merkanti Holding plc Secured € 2026 lost 0.98%, ending the session at €101.00.

In the Sovereign Bond market, out of seven active issues, five closed in the red while the 1.50% MGS 2045 (I) closed 0.22% higher at €1130.00. The 2.3% MGS 2029 (II) ended the session 4.51% lower at €116.50.

In the Prospects MTF market,  the 5% FES Finance plc Secured € 2029 was active but closed unchanged at par.


The Equities traded today were:

Symbol CodeVolume TradedValue TradedTradesClosing Price% Change

The Corporate Bonds traded today were:

Closing Price% Change
5% Tumas Investments plc Unsecured € 2024103.9000.19
5.1% 6PM Holdings plc Unsecured € 2025100.0001.01
4.5% Hili Properties plc Unsecured € 2025100.500-0.50
4% Merkanti Holding plc Secured € 2026101.000-0.98
5% Dizz Finance plc Unsecured € 202699.0001.02
3.75% Mercury Projects Finance plc Secured € 2027101.5000.50
4.35% SD Finance plc Unsecured € 2027101.0000.00
3.75% Virtu Finance plc Unsecured € 2027103.0000.88
3.85% Hili Finance Company plc Unsecured € 202897.9900.00
4% SP Finance plc Secured EUR Bonds 2029101.0000.01
3.8% Hili Finance Company plc Unsecured € 202999.0001.03

 The Government Stocks traded today were:

Closing Price% Change
4.3% MGS 2022 (II)107.700-0.05
4.5% MGS 2028 (II)133.480-1.85
2.3% MGS 2029 (II)116.500-4.51
2.5% MGS 2036 (I)125.000-3.10
3% MGS 2040 (I)141.000-2.76
2.4% MGS 2041 (I)134.0000.00
1.50% MGS 2045 (I)113.0000.22

The Prospects MTF bonds traded today were:

Closing Price% Change
5% FES Finance plc Secured € 2029100.0000.00

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