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The Ibex 35 rises 0.58% at closing thanks to the boost from Indra and Grifols

MADRID, 6 May.

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The Ibex 35 rises 0.58% at closing thanks to the boost from Indra and Grifols


The Ibex 35 advanced 0.58% this Monday, reaching 10,917.5 points at closing, thanks to the push of Indra, which rose 8.83% today, and Grifols, with a rise of 7. 09%.

Today it was learned that registered unemployment in Spain fell by 60,503 unemployed in April, while Social Security gained 200,000 average affiliates (42,000 seasonally adjusted).

On the other hand, the growth of activity in the Spanish services sector reached its highest reading in April since May of last year, according to the PMI index, which rose to 56.2 points from 56.1 the previous month, reported S

In the business field, Indra reported this Monday that it obtained a net profit of 61 million euros in the first quarter, a figure that improves by 40% the profits of 44 million euros in the same period of 2023.

Grifols also announced this Monday that it expects to close in June the sale of 20% of its stake in Shanghai RAAS Blood to Haier, through its subsidiary Qingdao Medical Haier Medical Technology, after both companies complete "the usual government approval procedures." , both national and international".

After knowing this calendar, Grifols' price has risen by 7.18% and has led the index at some points in the session. The value entered the volatility auction for a few minutes and when trading was reactivated, it was trading with an increase of 7.65%.

In the background, investors are still awaiting the merger by absorption offer that BBVA has launched for Sabadell, since this Monday the board of the Catalan bank meets to evaluate the proposal it received last week.

Renta 4 analysts highlight in their daily analysis the new fears in the US of an economic slowdown after the employment report published on Friday. However, the markets have once again increased their expectations of Federal Reserve (Fed) rate cuts to two, placing the first in September.

In addition, they highlight the "geopolitical risk" after Israel has asked to evacuate Rafah, in the Gaza Strip, which could imply a new attack in the area.

After Indra and Grifols, the biggest increases in the Ibex 35 have been those of IAG (2.50%), Mapfre (2.50%), Ferrovial (2.40%), CaixaBank (2.36%), Rovi (1 .93%) and Fluidra (1.47%). On the other hand, the largest decreases have been those of Unicaja (-1.18%), Acciona Energía (-0.89%), Cellnex (-0.82%), Amadeus (-0.50%) and Merlin (-0.37%).

The main European stock markets have also closed positively, with advances of 1.06% in Milan, 0.96% in Frankfurt and 0.49% in Paris. The London Stock Exchange remained closed this Monday for a holiday.

In the raw materials market, a barrel of Brent advanced 0.64%, to $83.49, while West Texas Intermediate (WTI) stood at $78.67, up 0.72%.

In the debt market, the yield on the Spanish bond maturing in 10 years has reached 3.245%, from 3.265% recorded at the close of Friday. In this way, the risk premium has stood at 76.7 basis points, three tenths less.

Regarding the foreign exchange market, the euro appreciated 0.17% against the dollar, until trading at an exchange rate of 1.0779 'greenbacks' for each unit of the community currency.