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The Ibex regains 10,000 points with the rise of Unicaja (6.8%) and despite the decline in energy prices

MADRID, 6 Feb.

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The Ibex regains 10,000 points with the rise of Unicaja (6.8%) and despite the decline in energy prices


The Ibex 35 regained 10,000 points this Tuesday - specifically, it ended at 10,003 points - with a rise of 0.62% in a session in which Unicaja's rise stood out (6.8%) after presenting results and the general decline in the values ​​of the energy sector, while the day, which did not have major macroeconomic references, has pivoted around news in the business field.

Specifically, Unicaja Banco announced this Tuesday that it closed the year 2023 with a net profit of 267 million euros, which is equivalent to a decrease of 4% compared to the profits obtained in the previous year.

The entity also announced that it intends to distribute a cash dividend of 132 million euros, while at the same time it will launch a program to repurchase its own shares for an amount of 100 million euros.

Grifols, for its part, informed yesterday at the closing of the Madrid selective that it will separate the management of the company's property, which means the departure of the Grifols family from the management of the pharmaceutical company, and that it will appoint CEO as of April 1 to Nacho Abia.

The shares of the Catalan company closed this Tuesday's session with a rise of 1.64%, reaching a price of 10.55 euros.

Under the Spanish macroeconomic umbrella, the Public Treasury has today placed 5,035.03 million euros in short-term debt, in the expected medium range, and has done so by offering higher returns for 6-month bills and 12-month bills. months, according to data published by the Bank of Spain.

In addition, the Council of Ministers has approved the increase in the interprofessional minimum wage (SMI) for 2024 by 5%, from 1,080 euros per month for fourteen payments to 1,134 euros.

Within the 'macro' agenda this Tuesday, he highlighted that the expectations of eurozone citizens about the evolution of the inflation rate over the next year have decreased in December to their lowest level since February 2022, before the invasion of Ukraine, as confirmed by the European Central Bank (ECB) in its latest survey among consumers in the euro zone.

In this way, citizens expect that inflation will be 3.2% within a year, compared to the previous 3.5%, while three-year expectations rose one tenth, to 2.5% since 2.4%.

On the other hand, retail sales in the eurozone in December fell 0.8% year-on-year and 1.1% monthly, while factory orders in Germany for the same month surprised by rising by 8.9% when a decrease of 0.1% was expected.

In this context, the largest increase has been carried out by Unicaja Banco (6.8%), followed by Acerinox (4.93%), Aena (3.58%), Fluidra (2.95%), Sacyr (2.08 %), ArcelorMittal (1.98%), Caixabank (1.94%) and BBVA (1.9%).

A few places lower were Banco Santander (1.71%) after yesterday's 6% collapse and Grifols (1.64%) as a result of the group's reorganization.

At the opposite extreme, the energy sector values ​​have stood out: Solaria (-2.61%), Iberdrola (-1.95%), Acciona Energía (-1.52%), Redeia (-1.49%), Naturgy (-1.47%) and Endesa (-1.11%).

The European stock markets also closed higher this Tuesday: Milan added 0.53%; Paris 0.65%; Frankfurt 0.76% and London 0.9%.

In other geographies, the Chinese stock markets have stood out (the Hang Seng rose 4.04% this morning and the CSI 300 3.48%) due to the prospects of government stimulus and support for the economy.

In the raw materials market, the price of a barrel of Brent quality oil, a reference for the Old Continent, rose 1.2% at closing time in the Old Continent, to $78.92, while Texas It stood at $73.68, up 1.22%.

In the foreign exchange market, the price of the euro against the dollar advanced 0.05%, to 1.075 'greenbacks', while in the debt market the interest required on the 10-year Spanish bond closed at 3.203 % after subtracting two basis points, with the risk premium (the differential with the German bond) at 91.3 points.