The Ibex 35 began this Friday’s session, the last of the week, with a rise of 0.3%, which brought it to 10,904.7 points, on a day in which the attention of Investors will continue to focus on BBVA and Banco Sabadell, due to their possible merger, and on the cosmetics firm Puig, which is making its debut on the stock market.

Specifically, Puig will begin trading this Friday at a price of 24.5 euros per share, the highest of the range set in the prospectus, which represents a market capitalization of 13,920 million euros in what will be the largest exit to European stock market so far this year.

On the other hand, BBVA announced this Wednesday that to articulate the merger operation it offered Banco Sabadell an exchange of shares with a 30% premium over the price of the entity chaired by Josep Oliu at the close of Monday, before the price was known. interest.

In addition, CaixaBank has reported today, before the market opened, that it has carried out 85.33% of its share buyback in the seven weeks since this program began on March 14, the total amount of which amounts to 500 million euros.

In the early stages of this session, the biggest increases within the Ibex 35 were recorded by BBVA (1.19%), Grifols (0.92%), MeliĆ” Hotels (0.88%) and ArcelorMittal (0.86%). . On the other hand, Aena (-3.55%), weighed down by the ex-dividend effect, and Cellnex (-0.5%) stood.

The main European stock markets also opened this Friday with a positive sign, with increases of 0.4% for Milan, 0.39% for Frankfurt and Paris, in both cases, and 0.31% for London.

At the opening of the stock market, the price of a barrel of Brent quality oil, a reference for the Old Continent, rose 0.29%, to 83.91 dollars, while that of Texas stood at 79.19 dollars , 0.3% more.

In the foreign exchange market, the price of the euro against the dollar advanced to 1.0732 ‘greenbacks’, while in the debt market the interest required on the 10-year Spanish bond climbed to 3.3%.