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The Ibex advances 0.50% in the mid-session and exceeds 10,900 integers, led by Grifols and Indra

MADRID, 6 May.

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The Ibex advances 0.50% in the mid-session and exceeds 10,900 integers, led by Grifols and Indra


The Ibex 35 has rebounded towards the mid-session this Monday, so that towards 12:00 p.m. it was trading with an increase of 0.50%, reaching 10,908.9 points, led by Grifols (7.65%) and Indra (6.11%) and pending the possible merger of BBVA and Sabadell, on a day in which it was also known that registered unemployment in Spain fell by 60,503 unemployed in April, while Social Security gained 200,000 average affiliates.

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.

Likewise, investors continue to pay attention to BBVA and Banco Sabadell, since the board of the Catalan bank meets this Monday to evaluate the merger by absorption offer it received last week.

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 learning this, Grifols' price rose by 7.18% and led the index in the mid-session. The stock entered the volatility auction for a few minutes and when trading was reactivated, it was trading with an increase of 7.65%.

Behind them were Indra (6.11%), Rovi (2.84%), Ferrovial (2.51%), CaixaBank (1.75%), ACS (1.64%), IAG (1.59% ) and Mapfre (1.34%).

On the opposite side, only six stocks were trading negative towards the mid-session: BBVA (-0.75%), Cellnex (-0.73%), Merlin (-0.28%), Colonial (-0.27%) , Naturgy (-0.17%) and Amadeus (-0.07%).

The evolution among the main European stock markets was positive towards the mid-session of this Monday. Paris advanced 0.61%; Frankfurt, 0.73%; and Milan, 0.99%. The London Stock Exchange remained closed this Monday for a holiday.

In the raw materials market, a barrel of Brent advanced 0.87%, to $83.69, while West Texas Intermediate (WTI) stood at $78.97, up 1.10%.

In the debt market, the yield on the Spanish bond with a 10-year maturity reached 3.209%, from the 3.265% recorded at the close of Friday. In this way, the risk premium stood at 76.6 basis points, four tenths less.

Regarding the currency market, the euro remained stable against the dollar, until trading at an exchange rate of 1.0771 'greenbacks' for each unit of the community currency.