The Ibex 35 falls 0.65% at midday and loses 10,100 points weighed down by Rovi (-10%)

MADRID, 27 Feb.

The Ibex 35 falls 0.65% at midday and loses 10,100 points weighed down by Rovi (-10%)


The Ibex 35 registered a fall of 0.65% at midday this Tuesday, to 10,073.5 points, weighed down by the declines of Rovi, which lost 10% of its capitalization after communicating its results to the market, in one day largely colored by the presentation of business accounts.

Specifically, Rovi reported before the opening of the Madrid selective to the National Securities Market Commission (CNMV) that it obtained a net profit of 170.3 million euros in 2023, a figure 15% lower than the profits recorded by the company. company in 2022, which was close to 200 million euros.

The pharmaceutical company has also reported that it will propose to its general meeting of shareholders the payment of a dividend charged to the results of the 2023 financial year and to the results of previous years in the amount of 1.1037 euros per share. This amount is approximately equivalent to 35% of the attributable profit for 2023.

Naturgy, for its part, obtained a net profit of 1,986 million euros in 2023, which represents an increase of 20.4% compared to the profits of 1,649 million the previous year, in a year in which it boosted its investments up to 2,944 million euros, 53% more.

In addition, the board of directors of Prosegur Cash has agreed to propose to its ordinary general meeting of shareholders, scheduled for April 24, on first call, the distribution of a dividend charged to voluntary reserves at a rate of 0.0404 gross euros per share, which represents a maximum total dividend of almost 60 million euros.

Prosegur Cash has also notified the CNMV of the resignation presented by Pedro Guerrero from his position as proprietary director of the company and, consequently, from his position as vice president of the board of directors and from his position as member of the sustainability and corporate governance committee. , appointments and remuneration.

On the other hand, the board of directors of Grifols has agreed to appoint Nacho Abia as the new CEO and as the new director through the co-option system.

Regarding the macroeconomic agenda for this Tuesday, it was announced early in the morning that Japanese inflation in January moderated to 2.2%, less than expected, which is why, according to Banca March experts, the market is betting now due to a change in April in the country's monetary policy and with the aim of abandoning interest rates at negative levels.

For its part, this morning it was published that German consumer confidence (GfK index) in March has improved slightly, in line with what was expected, while in the afternoon there will be references from the United States such as consumer confidence, the the Richmond Fed and durable goods orders.

In the Spanish section, Social Security has announced that in the current month of February it allocated the record figure of 12,668.1 million euros to the payment of the ordinary monthly payroll of contributory pensions, 6.2% more than in same month of 2023.

Given this situation, in the middle section of the negotiation the largest increases within the Ibex 35 were recorded by Repsol (0.86%), Colonial (0.78%), ArcelorMittal (0.6%) and Acerinox (0.44 %), while the 'red lanterns' were Rovi (-9.8%), Logista (-7% due to the ex-dividend effect, without that effect, it lost 2.14%), Meliá Hotels (-2, 44%), Enagás (-2.05%), Acciona Energía (-1.88%) and Naturgy (-1.6%).

The main European stock markets had different trends at midday: Milan added 0.1% and Frankfurt 0.4%, while Paris and London were trading flat and struggling not to go into losses.

At the same time, the price of a barrel of Brent quality oil, a reference for the Old Continent, fell by 0.45%, to 82.17 dollars, while that of Texas stood at 77.25 dollars. 0.43% less.

In the foreign exchange market, the price of the euro against the dollar was trading unchanged, at 1.0852 'greenbacks', while in the debt market the interest required on the 10-year Spanish bond fell slightly to 3.321% .