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  • The MSE Share Index edged 0.36% higher to 3,350.436 points reflecting the recovery in BOV and the gain by MIA.  Higher trading activity was recorded in the equities of Bank of Valletta plc and GO plc. Download a copy of the Equity Market Summary.
  • On the bond market, the Rizzo Farrugia MGS Index eased by 0.04% to 1,020.476 points as most Malta Government Stock Prices were adjusted downwards reflecting higher yields across the eurozone. Subscriptions by retail investors for the 2 new Malta Government Stock issues close tomorrow afternoon.  
  • Malta International Airport plc’s equity continued its positive run with a gain of a further 0.5% this morning up to a new record level of €2.00. A total of 13,500 shares changed hands at this level today with further bids remaining outstanding in the market at this level and lowest offers now at €2.10. Earlier on today, the company held its Annual General Meeting and the net final dividend of €0.04 per share will be distributed to all shareholders on 5 June. MIA’s CEO Mr Markus Klaushofer delivered a detailed presentation to shareholders highlighting the record financial results of 2012, the various milestones during the year and also the positive start to 2013 with a growth of 8.7% in passenger numbers reflecting the improved airline capacity.
  • Bank of Valletta plc’s share price gained 1.4% and recovered to the €2.23 level on increased volumes of 47,930 shares as renewed demand for the equity satisfied most of the outstanding supply on the market. The Bank will be distributing its interim dividend next Friday 24 May.
  • GO plc’s share price closed the session unchanged at €1.57 on total activity amounting to 41,000 shares.
  • Also in the financial sector, HSBC Bank Malta plc maintained the €2.65 level on volumes of 22,381 shares while a single trade of 200 shares was executed in FIMBank plc at US$1.01.
  • 6pm Holdings plc also continued to trade at new multi-year highs with an increase of a further 3.5% closing the day at GBP0.60 level on activity of 7,000 shares.

 

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