• The MSE Share Index edged 0.14% higher today as 5 of the small caps gained but the Index still ended the week with a loss of 0.36% as the two large caps both declined. Trading activity on the Malta Stock Exchanged intensified during the final trading session of the week with high volumes across 3 of the 11 active equities. Download a copy of the Equity Market Summary.
  • On the bond market, the Rizzo Farrugia MGS Index partially recovered from earlier losses this week but still closed lower at 1,002.44 points. Eurozone yields recovered this week from a 4-month low of 1.28% to a level of 1.36%.
  • Bank of Valletta plc was again the most actively traded equity. BOV maintained the €2.35 level on total volumes of 96,810 shares. BOV’s share price shed 2.3% this week ahead of next Wednesday’s Annual General Meeting.
  • High volumes were also registered in Lombard Bank Malta plc as 55,000 shares traded. The renewed demand for Lombard shares helped the equity climb by 2.2% to €1.84. Lombard’s equity was particularly active this week as a total of 108,060 shares changed hands.
  • GO plc also experienced higher-than-average volumes with 27,875 shares trading today. The equity initially dropped to a low of €1.08 before recovering to regain the €1.12 level to end the week 0.9% higher.
  • In the IT sector, RS2 Software plc maintained its upward momentum with the share price gaining 3.6% to close at a new multi-year high of €0.725. A total of 28,040 shares traded today with further shares on offer at this level. Meanwhile, Crimsonwing plc held on to its multi-year high of €0.46 on a single trade of 18,800 shares.
  • The share price of Malta International Airport plc regained its 2012 high of €1.80 as a further 4,000 shares traded at this level.
  • Simonds Farsons Cisk plc traded again at its-all time high of €2.50 with a total of 7,639 shares changing hands at this level.
  • 6pm Holdings plc failed to attract any trades but the company issued a press release today claiming that it was awarded a major contract for the rollout of a medical records database in the UK. 6pm announced that the value of the contract for the first phase is in excess of £400,000 and will be delivered by April 2013 in preparation for phase two. 6pm’s Deputy CEO stated “This is a significant contract utilising consultants from all our geographical locations across Europe and is further evidence of the UK Health market recognising the expertise that 6PM now have in this area.”

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