The Portuguese stock exchange closed the session this Friday - May 22 - on positive ground, following the sentiment of the squares of Madrid, Milan, Frankfurt and Amsterdam. The PSI-20 index closed the week with an increase of 0,62%, to 4.241,25 points, highlighting the valuations of NOS (+ 2,30%, to 3,37 euros), of Jerónimo Martins (+2,31 , 15,29%, to 3,46 euros) or from Sonae Capital (+ 0,48%, to XNUMX euros).
Even so, it was Ibersol that led the gains, with a shot of 16,05%, to 6,94 euros. BPI analysts say that one of the listed companies that has most puzzled investors. “From the low of May 12th to the high of yesterday, the stock recovered 63%, with the biggest gains accumulated in the last two sessions. In addition, the average volume traded in the last two days is three times higher than the average daily volume recorded this year ”, research.
Galp Energia's securities, which were falling due to the fall in oil prices, ended up ending the negotiations with a slight increase of 0,10%, to 10,45 euros.
Investors are awaiting the announcement of the US financial rating agency Fitch on Portuguese sovereign debt. “Even though today is a correction day, this does not mean that the structural trend of the exchanges has changed. It remains very constructive ”, say Bankinter analysts, in a market note.
Most of the other 'Old Continent' exchanges recovered over the course of the day. The German DAX index rose 0,05%, the Dutch AEX gained 0,30%, the Spanish IBEX 35 added 0,10% and the Italian FTSE MIB gained 1,28%. The British FTSE 100 fell 0,38% and the French CAC 40 slid 0,02%.
In relation to the oil market, WTI, produced in Texas, is falling 3,51%, to 32,74 dollars per barrel, while the price of Brent's barrel is decreasing 3,85% to 34,67 dollars. As for the foreign exchange market, the euro depreciates 0,50% against the dollar (1,0894) and the pound sterling “devalues” 0,37% against the United States currency (1,2176).