• MSE Share Index in negative territory for the second consecutive session with a further 1.7% drop to a new 30-month low of 3,002.653 points. BOV and GO traded lower today whilst HSBC edged marginally higher. The only other active equity, Simonds Farsons Cisk, ended this morning’s session unchanged. Download a copy of the Equity Market Summary.
  • On the bond market, the Rizzo Farrugia MGS Index edged 0.1% higher to regain the 988.727 points level after the central Bank raised its Malta Government stock bid prices.
  • This afternoon, the Treasury of Malta will publish the statistics of the February 2012 Malta Government Stock issues following the noon deadline for submission of tenders. A total of €300 million is on offer across three stocks.
  • BOV’s share price reversed yesterday’s 1.1% increase as the Bank’s equity slid back to the €2.21 level. A total of 9,880 shares changed hands today with other offers unsatisfied at the closing price whilst best bids now placed at the €2.19 level.
  • Meanwhile HSBC edged 0.2% higher to close today’s session at the €2.565 level on volumes of 2,550 shares. Further bids outstanding at the last traded price whilst lowest offers pitched at the €2.575 level. The Bank is scheduled to publish its 2011 full-year results on Friday 24 February.
  • GO’s share price again closed in negative territory as the equity only marginally recovered from a new all-time low of €0.84 to close at the €0.86 level representing a 3.3% drop from the previous close. A total of 8,747 shares changed hands across seven trades with further offers unsatisfied at the closing price whilst best bids pitched at the €0.832 level.
  • The only other active equity, Simonds Farsons Cisk, traded unchanged at the €1.83 level on a single trade of 1,458 shares. The Farsons Group generally publishes its full-year financial results by the end of April.


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