Large caps drag MSE Index into negative territory

MSE Daily Trading Report, 09 February, 2021


MSE Equity Total Return Index8,176.137 points-0.67%
MSE Malta Government Stocks Total Return Index1,154.724 points0.01%
MSE Corporate Bonds Total Return Index1,100.710 points0.20%


  • The best performers were Lombard Bank Malta plc (+14.1%) and Main Street Complex plc (+1.6%).
  • The worst performers were International Hotel Investments plc (-3.7%), Malta International Airport plc (-2.4%) and Bank of Valletta plc (-1.5%).
  • Bank of Valletta plc was the most liquid as it generated a total turnover of €25,180. Five deals involving 27,030 shares were executed.


  • Malta International Airport plc (MIA) published the traffic results for January.
    • MIA started what is set to be another challenging year for the aviation industry with a drop of 90.7% in January passenger traffic.
    • During the month of January, 38,938 passengers travelled through MIA, with this monthly total being comparable to the traffic handled by the airport in three days in January 2020.
    • The airport’s weakest traffic result since its reopening in July 2020 comes in the wake of the implementation of new travel bans and more stringent requirements in source markets such as the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Belgium.
    • Malta International Airport registered significant drops in January weekly flight frequencies. From among Malta International Airport’s top airports for the month, Rome Fiumicino was hit hardest, as the 27 weekly flights operated in January 2020 were whittled down to just eight last month.
    • Changing travel requirements and restrictions also had an impact on overall connectivity, with MIA’s direct connections being limited to just 28 scheduled routes in January 2021 as opposed to 99 scheduled routes operated in January 2020.
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The Equities traded today were:

Symbol CodeVolume TradedValue TradedTradesClosing Price% Change

The Corporate bonds traded today were:

 Closing Price% Change
6% AX Investments Plc € 2024106.0000.00
6% International Hotel Investments plc € 2024103.0000.00
5.3% Mariner Finance plc Unsecured € 2024106.850-0.51
5% Tumas Investments plc Unsecured € 2024103.400-0.10
4.25% Best Deal Properties Holding plc Secured € 2024104.0000.97
4.5% Hili Properties plc Unsecured € 2025101.000-0.49
5.9% Together Gaming Solutions plc Unsec Call Bds €2024-2026100.0000.00
4% MIDI plc Secured € 2026105.0001.84
4% International Hotel Investments plc Secured € 2026102.0000.00
4% Merkanti Holding plc Secured € 2026101.800-0.20
5% Dizz Finance plc Unsecured € 2026100.0000.00
3.25% AX Group plc Unsec Bds 2026 Series I102.5000.00
3.75% Mercury Projects Finance plc Secured € 2027101.7500.00
4.35% SD Finance plc Unsecured € 2027101.0000.99
4.5% Grand Harbour Marina plc Unsecured € 2027101.5000.00
5% MeDirect Bank Plc Subordinated Unsecured € 2022-2027100.0000.00
4% Stivala Group Finance plc Secured € 2027102.7000.00
3.85% Hili Finance Company plc Unsecured € 202899.5000.00
4.15% Phoenicia Finance Company plc Unsecured € 2023-202899.5000.00
4% SP Finance plc Secured EUR Bonds 2029100.970-0.02
3.75% TUM Finance plc Secured € 2029101.9001.89
3.8% Hili Finance Company plc Unsecured € 202999.200-0.30
3.75% AX Group plc Unsec Bds 2029 Series II101.8000.00
4.25% Mercury Projects Finance plc Secured € 2031102.500-0.49
4.5% Shoreline Mall plc Secured € 2032100.5000.50


The Government Stocks traded today were:

 Closing Price% Change
4.3% MGS 2022 (II)105.850-0.04
4.8% MGS 2028 (I)135.750-0.37
4.5% MGS 2028 (II)134.7500.00
2.3% MGS 2029 (II)128.5000.00
5.2% MGS 2031 (I)150.1800.12
4.45% MGS 2032 (II)148.0000.00
4.3% MGS 2033 (I)148.0000.00
4.1% MGS 2034 (I)147.0000.00
2.5% MGS 2036 (I)129.500-0.38
2.1% MGS 2039 (I)130.0000.39
3% MGS 2040 (I)142.5000.00
2.4% MGS 2041 (I)133.5000.38


The Prospects MTF bonds traded today were:

 Closing Price% Change
5% The Convenience Shop Holding plc Unsec Call € 2026-2029100.000-0.98
5% Smartcare Finance plc Secured € 2029101.0000.00


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