MSE Equity Price Index climbs to over 5-week high
The MSE Equity Price Index opened the week in positive territory as it added 0.9% to an over five-week high of 3,835.312 points. Several equities ended the day higher including BOV, GO, Farsons and MIA. On the other hand, only HSBC trended lower whilst a single deal of 2,070 shares left the share price of PG plc at the €2.40 level. Download today’s Equity Market Summary.
Bank of Valletta plc surged by 2.9% to the €0.895 level across 22,950 shares.
BOV’s insurance associate – Mapfre Middlesea plc – also performed positively today with a gain of 2.7% to the €2.26 level on 2,250 shares.
GO plc recaptured the €3.36 level (+3.1%) albeit on trivial volumes.
GO’s data centre and managed IT subsidiary – BMIT Technologies plc – moved 1.7% higher to the €0.48 level across 33,500 shares.
Simonds Farsons Cisk plc (375 shares) and Malta Properties Company plc (450 shares) added 2.4% and 3.8% to €8.50 and €0.55 respectively.
The other positive performing equity today was Malta International Airport plc with a gain of 0.9% to €5.70 albeit on insignificant volumes.
Also among the large companies by market value, HSBC Bank Malta plc retracted by 2.2% back to the €0.90 level across 41,852 shares.
The RF MGS Index extended its recent negative trend as it slid by a further 0.49% to an eight-week low of 1,079.609 points. Sovereign bond yields in the euro area continued to inch higher as positive sentiment across international financial market persisted further despite a surge in new Omicron variant cases around the world. The 10-year German Bund Yield climbed to a one-month high of -0.23% whilst the corresponding yields on Italian and Spanish government bonds also trended to the highest level in eight weeks.
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