The Ibex 35 begins the week by advancing 0.05% and on the edge of 10,070 points

MADRID, 4 Mar.

The Ibex 35 begins the week by advancing 0.05% and on the edge of 10,070 points


The Ibex 35 closed the day with an increase of 0.05%, reaching 10,069.8 points, in a day in which Grifols once again stands out as the value that has fallen the most, in a context of volatility marked by the interest of bearish funds in the stock.

Within the macroeconomic agenda, this morning it was learned in Spain that the number of unemployed registered in the offices of public employment services fell by 7,452 people in February in relation to the previous month, which represents a decrease of 0.27% in percentage terms, according to data published this Monday by the Ministry of Labor and Social Economy.

For its part, Social Security gained an average of 103,621 contributors in February compared to the previous month (0.5%), its largest increase in this month since 2007, driven by hospitality and education, which between them added almost 60,000 new contributors.

In the business field, Línea Directa has informed the National Securities Market Commission (CNMV) that it closed the whole of 2023 with net losses of 4.4 million euros, compared to the profits of 63.1 million recorded during the previous exercise.

However, the insurer has highlighted that in the fourth quarter of the year it achieved a net profit of 8.1 million euros and, adding the result of the third quarter, the net profit for the second half of 2023 was 10.7 million euros. euros.

For its part, the European Commission has 'stopped the clock' in its study of the purchase operation of Air Europa by Iberia, as sources from IAG, the holding company that owns the Spanish airline, have informed Europa Press.

The 'stop the clock' instrument is commonly used in this type of process and serves to collect additional information without consuming the regulated time.

In this way, the main bullish value has been Acciona (3.18%), followed by Acciona Energía (2.78%), ACS (1.64%), Bankinter (1.17%), CaixaBank (1.08 %), and Banco Sabadell (1.05%).

On the opposite side, Grifols has fallen 9.96%, ahead of Naturgy (-3.03%), Meliá (-2.62%), Sacyr (-2.10%), Enagás (-1.55% ), ArcelorMittal (-1.35%) and IAG (-1.28%).

In the rest of the main European stock markets, London has fallen 0.55%; Frankfurt, 0.11% and Milan, 0.07%. Paris has advanced 0.28%.

In the raw materials market, a barrel of Brent was trading at $83.14, 0.49% less, while West Texas Intermediate (WTI) fell 0.90%, to $79.25.

In the raw materials market, the Spanish bond with a 10-year maturity closed the day on Monday with a yield of 3.264%, from 3.310% on Friday. In this way, the risk premium against German debt has fallen 2.7 points, to 86.9 basis points.

Regarding currencies, the euro appreciated 0.22% against the dollar at the close of the European stock market session, reaching 1.0861 'greenbacks' for each unit of the community currency.