MSE Equity Price Index virtually unchanged on muted activity
The MSE Equity Price Index moved just 0.05% higher to 3,697.281 points as the gain in MIA was largely offset by the decline in BOV. Meanwhile, Lombard and Plaza closed the session unchanged. Download today’s Equity Market Summary.
Plaza Centres plc was today’s most actively traded equity as it closed unchanged at the €0.65 level after opening at a low of €0.605 (-6.9%). A total of 130,000 shares exchanged hands.
Lombard Bank Malta plc closed unchanged at the €0.90 level after recovering from an intraday low of €0.83 (-7.8%) across volumes totalling 62,642 shares. Shareholders as at the close of today’s trading will be entitled for a 2-for-3 rights issue of new ordinary shares at a price of €0.75 per new ordinary share.
Malta International Airport plc continued to trade in a tight range as it advanced by 1.8% to the €5.70 level on muted activity.
Bank of Valletta plc extended yesterday’s losses as it shed a further 0.8% to the €1.24 level across two deals totalling 8,630 shares.
The RF MGS Index climbed 0.15% to 865.951 points largely driven by higher CBM Bid Prices for longer term MGS, reflecting a flattening yield curve. Yesterday, the ECB remarked that it expects economic growth within the eurozone to remain subdued, but still opted to extended monetary policy tightening through an additional 25-basis points rate hike. Elsewhere in the US, preliminary estimates showed that consumer sentiment fell to the lowest level in three months in September.
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