The starting signal has been given by Bankinter, which has presented a net profit of 1,333.1 million euros in 2021, including the capital gain of 895.7 million generated with the IPO operation of Línea Directa Aseguradora.
Without taking this capital gain into account, the entity’s recurring net profit stands at 437.4 million euros, including four months of income from Línea Directa, which is 37.9% more than in 2020.
On the other hand, Ibercaja Banco announced this Thursday its intention to go public through an initial public offering for the sale of ordinary shares to qualified investors.
Regarding macroeconomic references, the year-on-year rate of inflation in the euro area stood at 5% in December, one tenth above the rise observed in November, which represents the highest increase in prices in the euro area in the entire historical series, according to data confirmed by Eurostat.
In this scenario, the IBEX 35 closed the day at 8,814.6 points. At the head of the promotions were Siemens Gamesa (+3.05%), Meliá (+2.4%), IAG (+2.33%), Cellnex (+2.3%), PharmaMar (+2 .26%), Iberdrola (+.24%) and Indra (+2.01%).
On the contrary, in ‘red’ Repsol (-2.89%), CIE Automotive (-1.77%), Arcelormittal (-1.58%), Mapfre (-1.23%), Sabadell (- 1.13%), Rovi (-1.07%) and Bankinter (-1.05%).
The rest of the European stock markets, with the exception of London (-0.06%), have also closed the day with increases, which have been 0.3% in Paris, 0.65% in Frankfurt and 0.73% in Milan.
The price of a barrel of Brent quality oil, a reference for the Old Continent, stood at a price of 89.06 dollars, after rising 0.71%, while Texas stood at 87.65 dollars, after advancing 0.79%.
Finally, the price of the euro against the dollar stood at 1.1335 ‘greenbacks’, while the Spanish risk premium stood at 69 basis points, with the interest required on the ten-year bond at 0.661%.