The Ibex-35 closes at 8,650 points, its lowest level since April
The stock markets registered their second worst session so far this year on Thursday due to the accumulation of tensions among investors. The effects of the delta variant of the coronavirus were felt in the mood of the parks, affected by what could be a new bump in the path of economic recovery. In fact, the yields of the 10-year bonds have fallen due to fear to slowdown. It also affected the uncertainty generated around the announcement of the new ECB policy, giving more flexibility to historical inflation targets.
With these visions, the Ibex-35 fell 2.3% this Thursday, a decrease only exceeded by the 2.9% that fell on April 20 in the middle of the fourth wave of the pandemic in Spain. Finally this Thursday it closed at 8,650 points, a reference that leads the market to be at the same level it had three months ago. It does so after the Ibex has touched 9,200 points in recent weeks, which was a maximum of 2021 in an upward trajectory that has been broken.
The only companies that ended the session with increases were Solaria (up 1.9%) and PharmaMar (1%). The rest of the companies that make up the selective closed in red, led by Iberdrola (-4.4%), although the shares of this company have already traded without the right to the flexible dividend that will be distributed at the end of July.
The energy company was followed by Almirall (-3.5%), Sabadell (-3.3%), Indra (-3.3%), BBVA (-3.2%), ArcelorMittal (-3%), ACS ( -2.9%), Meliá (-2.8%) Santander (-2.7%) and Fluidra (-2.5%).
The rest of European places also closed in negative, although with losses of 1.6% in London, 2% in Paris, 1.7% in Frankfurt and 2.5% in Milan.
The price of a barrel of Brent oil, a reference for the Old Continent, stood at 73.75 dollars, an increase of 0.5% compared to the previous day.