HSBC registered a profit before tax of €95 million
HSBC recorded a profit before tax of €95m for the financial year ended 31 December 2012, representing an increase of 8% on 2011, whilst earnings per share climbed from 19c7 in 2011 to 21c1 in 2012. The Board is recommending a final gross dividend of 7.9c per share to shareholders who are on the Company’s register as at 19 March 2013. Share price moved 1.82% higher to close at €2.79.
Bank of Valletta also registered gains, up 0.92% across seven deals to close at a 52-week high of €2.29,9.
Middlesea Insurance placed as the best performer of the day as the equity gained 13.92% to close at a 63-week high of €0.90.
RS2 touched another fresh all-time high of €0.91 as 12,533 shares were executed across four deals.
MIDI traded in high volumes as 200,000 shares were negotiated pushing the equity 3.33% higher to close at a 32-week high of €0.31.
Malta International Airport moved 1.38% down from its one-year high of €1.81 on a total volume of 55,100 shares to close at €1.78,5.
One single deal of 4,000 shares was executed in GO shares dragging the share price 0.39% lower to close at the €1.40 level and another deal was struck in Plaza pushing the equity 0.68% higher to €0.58,9.
Malita Investments placed as the worst performer of the day, down 3.77% across one deal to close at €0.51.
Lombard, FIMBank and MaltaPost were the other active equities of the day with all of them closing the session unchanged.
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