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  • Following seven consecutive sessions of increases, the MSE Share Index retreated by 1% during this morning’s session back to 3,952.496 points largely due to the 8% slump in the share price of International Hotel Investments plc albeit on shallow volumes of 465 shares. Nonetheless, the local equity benchmark still ended the week in positive territory with a weekly increase of 1.9%. Download a copy of today’s Equity Market Summary.
  • On the bond market, the Rizzo Farrugia MGS Index eased marginally lower to a 9-month low of 1,136.597 points although the benchmark 10-year Eurozone yield remained near 2015 highs of 0.87%.
  • Lombard Bank Malta plc also performed negatively with a 1.6% decline back to the €1.82 level across 16,600 shares.
  • On the other hand, GO plc edged a further 0.3% higher to regain the €3.10 level on low volumes of 4,000 shares.
  • Amongst the large cap equities, Malta International Airport plc also edged marginally higher to end this morning’s session at the €3.365 level on volumes of 8,250 shares.
  • The equity of RS2 Software plc also closed this morning’s session in positive territory as it trended higher for the fourth consecutive day with a further 0.1% increase to reach yet another all-time high of €3.425 across 4,600 shares. RS2 is scheduled to hold its Annual General Meeting next Tuesday 9 June during which shareholders will be asked to approve a number of resolutions including the final net dividend of €0.044 per share and the 2 for 1 share split.
  • Similarly, the share price of Mapfre Middlesea plc gained for the fourth successive session with a further 3.1% increase to yet another multi-year high of €1.65 across almost 7,100 shares.
  • Meanwhile, Bank of Valletta plc maintained the €2.28 level across ten deals totalling 16,548 shares. Likewise, HSBC Bank Malta plc held on to the €1.84 level across six deals totalling 7,955 shares.
  • Also in the banking sector, the share price of FIMBank plc maintained the USD0.465 level on volumes of 31,702 shares.
  • A single trade of 500 shares of Medserv plc was transacted at the €2.16 level representing no change from the previous closing price.
  • Likewise, Malita Investments plc held on to the €0.95 level on volumes of 9,260 shares.

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