The Ibex 35 closes its second day in 'red', but remains at 9,200 integers

MADRID, 21 Feb.

The Ibex 35 closes its second day in 'red', but remains at 9,200 integers


The Ibex 35 has closed its second consecutive session in 'red', with a fall of 0.31%, which has led it to stand at 9,252.1 integers, on a day in which investors have once again counted on the Wall Street benchmark and will be awaiting business results, including Enagás and Rovi.

The main reference this Tuesday was the publication of the Purchasing Managers Composite Indices (PMI). In the euro area, this indicator has shown that the growth of business activity has accelerated substantially in the month of February. In the United States, the PMI has beaten market expectations and returned to positive territory.

Regarding business results, Enagás registered a net profit of 375.8 million euros in 2022, which represents a decrease of 6.9% compared to a year earlier due to the impact of the 2021-2026 regulatory framework, while Rovi obtained a net profit of 199.7 million euros in 2022, a figure 30% higher than that of 2021.

In this way, Rovi has led the increases at the close, with a revaluation of 5.79%, followed by Grifols (1.09%), Enagás (0.92%), Banco Sabadell (0.89%) and Red Eléctrica ( 0.68%).

Behind were Logista (-4.08%), whose shares are listed as of today without the option of the dividend that will be paid this Thursday, Naturgy (-2.90%), Fluidra (-2.41%), Colonial (- 2.05%), Amadeus (-1.50%) and Repsol (-1.50%).

In the rest of the European markets, the Italian FTSE MIB has contracted 0.68%, while the German DAX has closed with a fall of 0.52%, the English FTSE 100, 0.46% and the French CAC40 , of 0.37%.

The Brent barrel observed a fall of 1.07% in its price, up to 83.17 dollars, while the West Texas Intermediate has reached 76.46 dollars, with a slight advance of 0.16%.

In the debt market, the yield on the Spanish bond with a maturity of 10 years stood at 3.510%, above the 3.428% on Monday. In this way, the risk premium with respect to German bonds has risen by 1.1 points, up to 97.5 basis points.

In the foreign exchange market, the euro in its cross against the dollar stood at an exchange rate of 1.0666 dollars for each euro.