Nine equities move higher on last day of trading for 2022
The MSE Equity Price Index advanced by 1.01% to 3,554.177 points reflecting the gains of nine different equities, while three other equities closed the session unchanged. Despite today’s positive performance, the Index lost 9.9% throughout 2022. Trading on the MSE will resume on Tuesday 3 January 2023. Download today’s Equity Market Summary.
Malta International Airport plc was today’s most actively traded equity as it added 0.9% to recapture the €5.80 level after recovering from a low of €5.55 (-3.5%) across seven trades totalling 8,000 shares, having a market value of just under €0.05 million.
Also among the large companies by market value, Bank of Valletta plc moved 0.6% higher to the €0.81 level, albeit on trivial volumes.
The ordinary shares of RS2 Software plc advanced by 3.5% to the €1.19 level on a single trade of 1,000 shares.
Simonds Farsons Cisk plc climbed 0.7% to the €6.85 level after failing to hold to an intraday high of €6.90 (+1.5%) across four trades totalling 2,100 shares.
BMIT Technologies plc went up by 2.2% to the €0.46 level on two deals totalling 5,000 shares.
MIDI plc was today’s best performing equity as it surged up by 22.5% to the €0.294 level on six trades totalling 38,000 shares.
Also within the property sector, AX Real Estate plc rose by 1.9% to the €0.54 level on a one deal of 5,000 shares.
Hili Properties plc trended 4.3% higher to the €0.24 level across two trades totalling 27,500 shares.
A single trade of 500 shares pushed the share price of MaltaPost plc up by 12.4% to the €1.09 level.
PG plc traded flat at the €2.08 level across two trades of 2,200 shares.
Main Street Complex plc traded for the first time in 12 weeks as it stayed at the €0.46 level on a one deal of 9,545 shares.
HSBC Bank Malta plc remained at the €0.71 level on muted volumes.
The RF MGS Index snapped a 4-day losing streak as it advanced by 0.07% to 864.548 points, despite the continued increase in eurozone sovereign bond yields with the German 10-year bund yield reaching an over 11-year high of 2.52%. Indeed, the RF MGS Index lost 19.7% throughout 2022 reflecting the sharp increase in yields amid the shift to a tighter monetary policy by major central banks across the world. Meanwhile, preliminary data published today showed that Spain’s annual consumer price index for December slowed by more-than-expected to 5.8%. The figure is also lower than the 6.8% level registered in November.
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