The Ibex 35 advances 0.4% at the close of the session and conquers the 9,400 integers

MADRID, 18 Abr.

The Ibex 35 advances 0.4% at the close of the session and conquers the 9,400 integers


The Ibex 35 has closed with a rise of 0.46%, which has led it to stand at 9,421.9 integers, in a day marked by the macroeconomic references of China and the publication of results of American companies.

Thus, on the one hand, investors have had this Tuesday the reference of the evolution of the Chinese economy, whose gross domestic product (GDP) significantly accelerated its rate of expansion between January and March, growing by 2.2% compared to the previous quarter, when activity increased by 0.6%, after the lifting of the restrictions due to Covid-19.

Compared to the same period in 2022, GDP growth in the world's second-largest economy reached 4.5% year-on-year, up from 2.9% in the previous three months and exceeding the analyst consensus forecast of 4%.

In addition, the markets have learned that Goldman Sachs reduced its attributable net profit by 19.4% in the first quarter, to stand at 3,087 million dollars (2,817 million euros), while Bank of America earned 7,656 million dollars (6,988 million euros), 16% more than the result recorded a year earlier.

Likewise, it has been known that the Spanish Public Treasury has placed 1,985.36 million euros this Tuesday in an auction of three and nine-month bills, with a demand of 5,367 million and with an interest rate of 2.94% and 3.199%, respectively.

Banco Sabadell has been the value that has behaved best in today's session (3.15%), ahead of CaixaBank (2.41%), BBVA (2.23%), Indra (1.93%), Banco Santander (1.71%), Bankinter (1.16%) and Logista (0.86%).

On the opposite side, Acciona Energías Renovables has been located, leading the values ​​in 'red' with a decrease of 4.28%. Behind were Acciona (-2.26%), Repsol (-2.04%), Grifols (-1.85%), Solaria (-1.71%) or Mapfre (-1.46%).

Regarding the rest of the European markets, Milan closed with a revaluation of 0.69%, followed by Frankfurt (0.59%), Paris (0.47%) and London (0.38%).

In the raw materials market, a barrel of Brent rose 0.47%, to 85.16 dollars, while West Texas Intermediate reached 81.31 dollars, 0.58% more.

The yield of the 10-year Spanish bond in the secondary debt markets has reached 3.488%, from 3.498% at which it closed on Monday. On its side, the risk premium has stood at 102.3 basis points.

Likewise, the euro has appreciated by 0.28% against the dollar, reaching 1.0957 dollars for each euro, once again approaching the level of 1.1 dollars per euro.