MSE Equity Price Index moves marginally lower
The MSE Equity Price Index eased by 0.03% to 3,613.552 points as the uplift in the share price of HSBC was offset by the declines in BMIT and Hili Properties. Meanwhile, five other equities ended the day unchanged as overall trading activity in equities amounted to €0.09 million. Download today’s Equity Market Summary.
Hili Properties plc was the worst performing equity today as it plunged 8.3% to the €0.222 on a single deal of 100,000 shares.
The only other negative performing equity was BMIT Technologies plc as the share price fell by 2.1% to the €0.468 level on 10,400 shares.
BMIT’s parent company – GO plc – held on to the €2.92 level across 5,000 shares.
Also among the large companies by market value, International Hotel Investments plc traded flat at the €0.71 level on volumes totalling 50,000 shares.
APS Bank plc remained at the €0.625 level albeit on shallow volumes.
FIMBank plc traded for the first time in over two months as it closed unchanged at the USD0.22 level after recovering from a low of USD0.195 (-11.4%). A total of 43,109 shares traded.
A single deal of 1,224 shares left the share price of Mapfre Middlesea plc at the €1.60 level.
Meanwhile, HSBC Bank Malta plc advanced by 3.4% to the €0.765 level on volumes totalling 1,864 shares.
The RF MGS Index gained 0.32% to 884.149 points as sovereign bond yields in the euro area trended marginally lower. On the economic front, factory orders in Germany contracted by more than expected in September. Conversely, activity across the services sector across the single currency block exceeded expectations. Elsewhere in the US, the total number of people in employment continued to increase but the pace of growth slowed for the third consecutive month whilst the unemployment rate increased slightly to 3.7%.
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