The Ibex 35 moderates its fall at the end of the session (-0.86%) and loses 9,200 integers

MADRID, 22 Feb.

The Ibex 35 moderates its fall at the end of the session (-0.86%) and loses 9,200 integers


The Ibex 35 has moderated its fall at the close, with a decline of 0.86%, which has led it to situate itself at 9,172.2 integers, although during the day it has fallen by 1.46%, to 9118.8 points.

Today's session was marked by business results, including Iberdrola, and by the publication of the minutes of the last monetary policy meeting of the United States Federal Reserve (Fed), which at the end of the session have not yet been published. they knew.

The market is awaiting these minutes to see what the Fed's next steps will be in terms of raising interest rates, whether they will remain high for longer and how much the next increases may be.

Another of today's references is the index prepared by the Munich Institute for Economic Research (Ifo) of confidence among German businessmen, a metric that has improved in February for the fourth consecutive month, standing at 91.1 points since the 1990s. 1 of last month, thus reaching its highest value since last June.

At the business level, Iberdrola registered a net profit of 4,339 million euros in 2022, which represents an increase of 11.6% compared to the previous year, in a year in which geographical diversification offsets the 19% drop in the Spain result.

In this context, the Ibex 35 stood at 9,138.5 points, with Grifols as the 'red lantern', falling 10.55% after learning of the resignation of the company's until now executive president, Steven F. Mayer, for health and personal reasons, and the appointment of Thomas Glanzmann as replacement.

Grifols was followed by Banco Sabadell (-3.18%), Unicaja Banco (-2.81%), Acerinox (-2.60%), CaixaBank (-2.51%), Colonial (-2.24% ) and Bankinter (-2.06%). In 'green' only Telefónica (1.14%), Fluidra (0.62%), Amadeus (0.33%), Inditex (0.18%) and Logista (0.17%) have been located.

The rest of the European stock markets have closed with a fall of 1.12% in Milan, 0.59% in London and 0.13% in Paris. Only Frankfurt has closed practically flat, while Wall Street traded with slight gains after closing yesterday with a fall of 2%.

Likewise, the price of a barrel of Brent quality oil, a reference for the Old Continent, stood at a price of 81.30 dollars, with a decrease of 1.75%, while Texas stood at 74.64 dollars. , with a fall of 2.25%.

Finally, the price of the euro against the dollar stood at 1.0625 'green tickets', while the Spanish risk premium stood at 98.3 basis points, with the interest required on the ten-year bond at 3.399%. .