Major banks drag MSE Index lower

MSE Daily Trading Report, 21 January, 2021


MSE Equity Total Return Index8,215.351 points-0.29%
MSE Malta Government Stocks Total Return Index1,144.260 points0.18%
MSE Corporate Bonds Total Return Index1,099.391 points-0.06%


  • The best performers were Mapfre Middlesea plc (+4.9%) and Malta Properties Company plc (+3.7%).
  • The worst performers were  MaltaPost plc (-12.1%), HSBC Bank Malta plc (-3.5%) and Bank of Valletta plc (-1.1%).
  • Malta Properties Company plc was the most liquid as total turnover stood at €128,380. This was the result of eight deals involving 255,760 shares.


  • Malta International Airport plc announced its full year traffic results for 2020.
    • A 76.1% drop was recorded over 2019, equivalent to 1,748,050 passenger movements.
    • This is the lowest traffic result to be reported by the airport since the company assumed management of the air terminal in 2002, when full-year traffic amounted to 2.6 million passenger movements.
    • Traffic for December 2020 stood at just 10% of what was reported in the previous year’s month, as 46,475 passenger movement was recorded.
    • Given that the first quarter of 2021 is expected to be as challenging as 2020, Malta International
      Airport remains committed to work actively towards the preservation of the company’s liquidity
      through any cost-cutting measures deemed necessary.
    • The company’s Board of Directors is scheduled to meet on the February 24, 2021, to conduct an
      assessment of the current situation, which continues to evolve.
    • Click here to download announcement



The Equities traded today were:

Symbol CodeVolume TradedValue TradedTradesClosing Price% Change


The Corporate bonds traded today were:

Closing Price% Change
5% LifeStar Holding plc Unsecured € 202198.0000.51
6% Mediterranean Investments Holding plc Euro 202199.0000.15
5% Mediterranean Investments Holding plc Unsecured € 202299.0000.00
6% Pendergardens Developments plc Secured € 2022 Series II104.000-1.42
6% Medserv plc Sec. & Grntd €  Notes 2020-2023 S1 T1100.0000.00
6% AX Investments Plc € 2024104.000-0.95
5.3% Mariner Finance plc Unsecured € 2024106.500-0.93
5.1% 1923 Investments plc Unsecured € 2024101.0000.50
5.1% 6PM Holdings plc Unsecured € 2025101.2000.00
4.5% Hili Properties plc Unsecured € 2025102.0000.49
4.35% Hudson Malta plc Unsecured € 2026102.0000.49
4% MIDI plc Secured € 2026103.000-0.96
4% International Hotel Investments plc Secured € 2026101.7000.69
4.8% Mediterranean Maritime Hub Finance plc Unsecured € 2026100.0000.01
3.75% Premier Capital plc Unsecured € 2026101.5000.09
4% International Hotel Investments plc Unsecured € 202699.9800.48
4.15% Phoenicia Finance Company plc Unsecured € 2023-202899.0000.00
3.8% Hili Finance Company plc Unsecured € 202998.750-0.75
4.25% Mercury Projects Finance plc Secured € 2031102.100-1.54
4.5% Shoreline Mall plc Secured € 2032100.0000.00


The Government Stocks traded today were:

Closing Price% Change
4.8% MGS 2028 (I)136.8400.24
4.65% MGS 2032 (I)148.0001.37
4.45% MGS 2032 (II)147.0000.00
4.1% MGS 2034 (I)150.0001.69
2.5% MGS 2036 (I)129.0000.39
2.1% MGS 2039 (I)129.000-0.77
3% MGS 2040 (I)142.5000.00
2.4% MGS 2041 (I)133.500-0.37


The Prospects MTF bonds traded today were:

Closing Price% Change
4.75% Orion Finance plc € Unsecured 2027100.0000.00


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