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  • After a strong start to 2014 in terms of volumes with almost €2.2 million worth of shares changing hands until last Friday, trading activity softened during this morning’s session to €0.21 million – the lowest daily volume since the start of the New Year. Nonetheless, the MSE Share Index edged 0.1% higher to 3,682.016 points reflecting the gains in BOV, Malita and Middlesea which offset the 0.9% decline in MIA. Meanwhile a further four equities ended the session unchanged. Download a copy of the Equity Market Summary.
  • On the bond market, the Rizzo Farrugia MGS Index climbed 0.1% to a new 4-month high of 1,023.062 points as Eurozone yields slipped back to the 1.83% level following last Friday’s disappointing US jobs report.  
  • The share price of BOV increased by 0.4% to the €2.66 level across a total of 35,555 shares over 20 deals. The Bank’s equity will continue to trade with the entitlement to the 1 for 10 bonus issue until tomorrow. It will turn ex-bonus as from Wednesday’s session.
  • Middlesea Insurance also performed positively with a 1% increase to regain the €0.92 level across five trades totalling 5,355 shares.
  • Similarly, the share price of Malita Investments gained 0.9% to close at the €0.535 level on volumes of 14,000 shares.
  • On the other hand, the equity of MIA slipped 0.9% from its all-time high of €2.20 to close at the €2.18 level on just below 8,000 shares.
  • Meanwhile, 11,200 HSBC shares traded unchanged at the €2.60 level.
  • FIMBank held on to the US$0.98 level on a single trade of 1,295 shares.
  • Likewise, no change was registered in the share price of MIDI as 65,000 shares traded at the €0.30 level.
  • Similarly, MaltaPost held on to its all-time high of €1.15 as a further 32,615 shares traded at this level. The postal operator is scheduled to hold its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 15 January.

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