The main stock market indexes performed positively during 2019. In Europe, the Stoxx Europe 600 index increased by 23.2% in year-on-year terms, with a 5.8% increase in the fourth quarter. In Spain, the rise of the Ibex 35 during 2019 was more moderate (up 11.8% in 2019 and up 3.3 in the fourth quarter). In the United States, the growth rates remain as observed throughout the year and the S&P 500 rose 28.9% in 2019.
With regard to the banking sector indexes, particularly in Europe, its performance was worse than the general market indexes despite the good performance in the fourth quarter. The Stoxx Europe 600 Banks index, which includes banks in the United Kingdom, and thebanks index for the Eurozone, the Euro Stoxx Banks, revalued by 8.6% and 11.1%, respectively in 2019. In the United States, the S&P Regional Banks Select Industry Index, on the other hand, increased 24.2% compared to the close of the 2018 financial year.
For its part, the BBVA share price increased by 7.5% during the year, up 4.2% in the fourth quarter, and closing December 2019 at €4.98.
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