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  • The four large caps had a negative session today which, however, failed to offset the stronger gains in Mapfre Middlesea. As a result, the MSE Share Index edged marginally higher to 3,878.776 points. Download a copy of today’s Equity Market Summary.
  • On the bond market, there was a marginal decline in the Rizzo Farrugia MGS Index. Benchmark European yields kept hovering around the 0.5% level, as G7 members weigh in on Greece in view of the fact that the deadline to conclude a new debt deal is now imminent.
  • Mapfre Middlesea plc gained 7.7% higher to  €1.40 on total volume of 14,323 shares – a level last reached in the quarter of 2009. Half-way during the session, the Mapfre Middlesea issued an announcement which stated that the company has reached a preliminary agreement for the transfer of the insurance portfolio of AllCare Insurance Limited. The agreement is pending the necessary authorisation from the relevant authorities.
  • The share price of Malita Investments plc also made considerable gains of 6.7% to €0.96 on a total volume of 35,000 shares across seven trades.
  • MIDI plc was one of the remaining two active equities which registered a gain during today’s session. The property company’s share price increased by 1.7% to €0.30 – a fresh fifteen-month high.
  • The only other positive performer today was RS2 Software plc, which edged 0.6% higher to €3.38 across a single trade of 1,111 shares.
  • Meanwhile, the four large caps had a negative session today which, however, failed to offset the stronger gains in Mapfre Middlesea. As a result, the MSE Share Index edged marginally higher to 3,878.776 points.
  • Meanwhile, HSBC Bank Malta plc was down 1.6% by the end of today’s session to the €1.81 level on total volumes of 38,184 shares. Bank of Valletta plc’s decline was lower at just 0.1% back to the €2.277 level.
  • Malta International Airport plc also closed in negative territory at €3.359 – a decline of 0.2% – although at earlier trades, the airport operator traded at an intra-day high level of €3.37. The total volume transacted in MIA’s shares amounted to 8,200 which were spread across eight trades.
  • The other large cap that declined today was GO plc, which closed at €3.059 on shallow volumes of 6,390 shares spread across three deals. Plaza Centres plc was the remaining negative performer of today, slipping 1% to €0.98, achieved over five trades for a total of 23,000 shares.
  • Two other equities ended the session unchanged. Three trades in MaltaPost plc were transacted at the €1.50 price level. Medserv plc also ended unchanged from previous at the €2.15 level, after failing to hold on to an intra-day high of €2.155 across total volume of 9,985 shares.

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