Daily Market Highlights (19.10.2022)
Heightened activity in Medserv shares
The MSE Equity Price Index advanced by a further 0.1% to 3,598.448 points as the gains in four companies offset the drops in GO and MedservRegis. Meanwhile, MIA and Farsons traded unchanged as overall volumes surged to €0.79 million. Download today’s Equity Market Summary.
MedservRegis plc plunged by 14.6% to the €0.70 level on robust volumes totalling 1,000,000 shares having a market value of €0.7 million.
The other negative performing equity today was GO plc with a drop of 2% to the €2.92 level across 2,905 shares.
Also among the large companies by market value, the ordinary shares of RS2 Software plc rallied by 5.5% to recapture the €1.35 level on 51,201 shares. Yesterday, RS2 announced a 1 for 8 bonus share issue to all shareholders (ordinary and preference) as at close of trading on Wednesday 2 November.
A single deal of 4,000 shares lifted the share price of BMIT Technologies plc 3.6% higher to the €0.466 level.
APS Bank plc rebounded by 2.5% to the €0.61 level across 9,585 shares.
Malta Properties Company plc advanced by 0.4% back to the €0.50 level on 4,498 shares.
Meanwhile, Malta International Airport plc and Simonds Farsons Cisk plc traded flat at €5.90 and €7.55 respectively albeit on light volumes.
The RF MGS Index erased some of yesterday’s decline as it rebounded by 0.02% to 865.212 points. In the US, expectations are mounting that Joe Biden will announce the further release of strategic oil reserves with a view of taming inflationary pressures. Elsewhere, Russian President Vladimir Putin introduced martial law in the four regions of Ukraine that Russia annexed last month.
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