Daily Market Highlights (25.01.2022)

MPC share price slips to 10-month low


The MSE Equity Price Index erased some of yesterday’s drop as it rebounded by 0.3% to 3,763.039 points. The uplift in the share price of HSBC outweighed the decline in MPC whilst BOV closed unchanged. Trading activity in equities remained muted as only €0.1 million worth of shares changed hands. Download today’s Equity Market Summary.

HSBC Bank Malta plc surged by 5.3% to recapture the €0.90 level across 15,470 shares.

Also in the retail banking sector, Bank of Valletta plc traded flat at the €0.84 level on a total of 1,500 shares.

Elsewhere, Malta Properties Company plc shed 7.4% to a ten-month low of €0.50 on heightened activity totalling 160,000 shares.

The RF MGS Index trended lower for the first time in four days as it eased by 0.12% to 1,069.653 points. Investor sentiment continued to be dominated by the uncertainties over the expected monetary policy tightening by the Federal Reserve as well as concerns on the rising geopolitical tensions between NATO and Russia. Meanwhile, today the Central Bank of Malta published an update on the performance of the local economy in December 2021. The CBM noted that although growth receded somewhat, business activity remained strong reflecting the continued recovery of the Maltese economy.


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