Highlights of the Financial Week ending 18 January 2019

MSE Trading Report for Week ending 18 January 2019

MSE Equity Total Return Index ended the week 2.34% lower at 8,694.996 points. Out of 21 active equities, three made gains while another 14 fell in value.

In the banking industry, BOV closed 1.16% lower at €1.280, HSBC was up by 0.57% to €1.76, while FIMBank closed in the red as price went down to €0.70 by 2.78%.

The best performer of the week was Malita, as price went up by 3.49% to €0.890. Seven transactions involving 36,505 shares generated a weekly turnover of €32,128.

The share price of MaltaPost fell to its lowest levels since 2015, as it closed at €1.20, translating to a decline of 21.05% over a single transaction involving 2,291 shares.

Medserv announced that it has been awarded a two-year contract extension by Eni North Africa to continue providing logistic marine base services in Malta. These services are to be carried out at the company’s base at the Malta Freeport.

In the Sovereign debt market, out of the 23 active issues, 17 saw a rise in price while another five closed in negative territory.

In the corporate debt market, out of the 42 active issues, ten ended the week in positive territory while another eight declined in price.

Full Weekly Report for week ending 18th January 2019.