On Wednesday the Malta Stock Exchange Index appreciated by 0.4 per cent and closed at the 3,053.373 level as three equities were negotiated across 19 deals for a total value of €147,988. Sixty transactions were carried out on the exchange for a total value of €1,008,012 during the day.
In the equity market Plaza Centres plc was the best performer of the day as its share price appreciated by 2.4 per cent and closed at €0.579 on a single deal of 3,000 shares.
HSBC Bank Malta plc was the other equity which registered a change in price as its price appreciated by 1.5 per cent and closed at €2.650 on eight transactions with a total volume of 15,525 shares.
Meanwhile the share price of Bank of Valletta plc remained stable at €2.050.
In the corporate bond market ten bonds were negotiated across 17 deals, four were positive, one was negative and five remained stable. The 6.2% Mizzi Organisation Finance 2016/19 was the best performer of the session as its price appreciated by 1.4 per cent on a single deal of 3,100. The other positive bonds were the 4.6% HSBC Bank Malta 2017 which appreciated by 0.2 per cent and closed at €102.00 on a single deal of 13,977, the 7.15% Mediterranean Investments Holding 2015/17 which appreciated by 0.4 per cent and closed at €99.90 on a single deal of 18,000 and the 7% MIDI 2016/18 which appreciated by 0.05 per cent and closed at €101.20 on four deals with a total volume of 17,100.
The only negative performer of the session was the 7.15% Melita Capital 2014/16 which dropped by 0.3 per cent and closed at €102.60.
In the government bond market, 11 bonds were negotiated across 24 deals. Eight were positive and three were negative. The 3.75% MGS 2017 IV – Retail was the best performer of the session as its price appreciated by 0.9 per cent and closed at €103.01 on a single deal of 14,700. On the other hand the 5.2% MGS 2031 lost most ground as its price dropped by 0.1 per cent and closed at €101.75 on five deals with a total volume of 31,500.
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