Lombard announces equity raise
The MSE Equity Price Index advanced by 0.46% to 3,632.228 points reflecting the gains in the share prices of BOV and MIDI. Meanwhile, IHI and PG traded unchanged as overall activity in equities contracted sharply to just €0.02 million. Download today’s Equity Market Summary.
Today’s main highlight was the announcement made by Lombard Bank Malta plc in which the Bank expressed its intention to tap the local capital market for the purpose of issuing new shares. In this respect, Lombard will be holding an Extraordinary General Meeting on 10 November with a view of obtaining the necessary approval from shareholders as at close of trading on 7 October. Meanwhile, Lombard also rolled-out an updated business strategy with a view of positioning the Bank for its next stage of growth and development. Lombard explained that the implementation of the updated strategy will comprise further investments in the distribution channels, IT infrastructure, customer relationship management systems and human resources. The Bank also added that it is confident that the updated strategy coupled with its tried and tested business model, intimate knowledge of the Maltese market and its business culture, industry positioning, as well as wider community presence, will allow Lombard to raise its profile within the Maltese economy. Lombard’s equity remained inactive today.
With the same segment, Bank of Valletta plc added 1.7% to the €0.875 level across 7,721 shares.
The other positive performing equity today was MIDI plc as it surged by 17.2% to regain the €0.34 level albeit on just 1,000 shares.
A single deal of 1,093 shares left the share price of International Hotel Investments plc at the €0.705 level.
Similarly, PG plc stayed at the €2.20 level across 4,500 shares.
The RF MGS Index fell by 0.47% to a fresh all-time low of 901.336 points as sovereign bond yields continued to climb ahead of the tomorrow’s conclusion of the US Federal Reserve monetary policy meeting. Within the euro area, the benchmark German 10-year Bund yield climbed above the 1.93% level for the first time since December 2013 as producer prices in Germany surged by over 45% in August when compared to the same period in 2021.
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