The Ibex closes with a drop of 0.24% and remains below 9,000 points

MADRID, Oct. 26 (-) –

The Ibex 35 closed the day this Thursday at 8,962.8 points, which represents a decrease of 0.24% compared to the close on Wednesday, in a day marked by the ECB’s monetary policy meeting and the publication of a multitude of company results.

Among the companies that have published their accounts today are Banco Sabadell, which has registered a record profit and leads the Ibex with an increase of 6.01%. The results of Repsol, Iberdrola, Catalana Occidente, Fluidra, Dominion and Indexa Capital have also been known. Outside of Spain, Volkswagen or BNP Paribas, among others, have presented their accounts.

At the macro level, the INE has published that unemployment rose by 92,700 people in the third quarter, reaching 2.86 million, placing the unemployment rate at 11.84%. Likewise, between July and September, 209,100 jobs were created in Spain (+1%), almost three times more than in the same period in 2022, bringing the total number of employed people to 21,265,900 people for the first time in history.

As analysts expected, the European Central Bank (ECB) has decided to pause the pace of interest rate increases, making no changes to the price of money after having undertaken 10 consecutive increases.

Likewise, the United States Government has indicated that the country’s GDP rose 1.2% in the third quarter of the year, compared to the 0.5% increase registered in the previous quarter.

In this context, Fluidra was the second Ibex 35 value that rose the most (+4.4%) behind Sabadell. They are followed by Unicaja (+2.6%), CaixaBank (+2.4%), IAG (+2.27%), Solaria (+1.6%) and Banco Santander (+1.44%).

Among the values ​​that fell the most were Cellnex (-2.52%), Amadeus (-2.29%), Inditex (-2.05%), Aena (-2%), Repsol (-1.49%) and Redeia (-1.48%).

The rest of the main stock indices closed the day negative with the exception of Milan, which advanced 0.29%. London has fallen 0.81%; Paris, 0.38%; and Frankfurt, 1.08%.

In the raw materials market, a barrel of Brent fell 1.51% at the close of the European trading session, up to $88.77, while West Texas reached $84.02, down 1.58%. less.

For its part, the yield on the Spanish bond with a 10-year maturity has stood at 3.969%, compared to the 4.002% observed at the close of Wednesday. In this way, the risk premium against German debt has fallen by half a point, to 110.8 basis points.

At the close of the European stock market session, the euro depreciated 0.38% against the dollar, reaching an exchange rate of 1.0526 ‘greenbacks’ for each unit of the community currency.

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