The Ibex 35 fell 1.23% in the half session on Wednesday, with practically all of its values ​​in ‘red’, which led it to fall below 9,200 integers, on a day in which investors They will be awaiting business results, including Iberdrola, and the publication of the minutes of the last monetary policy meeting of the United States Federal Reserve (Fed).

The market will look at the minutes to see what the Fed’s next steps will be in terms of raising rates, whether they will stay high for longer, and by how much the next hikes may be.

Another of today’s references is the index prepared by the Munich Institute for Economic Research (Ifo) of confidence among German businessmen, a metric that has improved in February for the fourth consecutive month, standing at 91.1 points since the 1990s. 1 of last month, thus reaching its highest value since last June.

At the business level, Iberdrola registered a net profit of 4,339 million euros in 2022, which represents an increase of 11.6% compared to the previous year, in a year in which geographical diversification offsets the 19% drop in the Spain result.

In this context, the Ibex 35 stood at 9,138.5 points, with Grifols as the ‘red lantern’, falling 7.98% after learning of the resignation of the company’s executive president, Steven F. Mayer, for health and personal reasons, and the appointment of Thomas Glanzmann as replacement.

Grifols was followed by Banco Sabadell (-2.88%), Unicaja Banco (-2.81%), Acerinox (-2.76%), CaixaBank (-2.74%), Meliá (-2.65%) and Aena (-2.49%). In ‘green’ only Telefónica was located with a rise of 0.37%.

The rest of the European stock markets traded with falls of 1.07% in London, 1.01% in Milan, 0.77% in Paris and 0.62% in Frankfurt. It should also be noted that yesterday the Wall Street indices lost around 2% after being closed for a holiday last Monday.

Likewise, the price of a barrel of Brent quality oil, a reference for the Old Continent, stood at a price of 81.95 dollars, with a decrease of 1.1%, while Texas stood at 75.23 dollars. , with a fall of 1.13%.

Finally, the price of the euro against the dollar stood at 1.0627 ‘green tickets’, while the Spanish risk premium stood at 98.3 basis points, with the interest required on the ten-year bond at 3.517%. .