On Monday, PharmaMar joined the Ibex 35, the main Spanish stock market index. It will will be composed of 34 stocks until October 19th, following the exclusion of MásMóvil after Lorca Telecom Bidco’s takeover bid. The Ibex 35’s Technical Advisory Committee unexpectedly announced on 10 September that PharmaMar would replace Ence in that index. Since then, the company’s share price has risen by more than 17% to 103.8 euros at last Friday’s close, recovering its July levels.
PharmaMar’s shares were trading slightly lower, down 0.20%, at midday today. However that is following a rebound of 33% on Friday, making it the best performing stock on the Spanish stock market. This was after the company announced positive results from studies on Aplidin to combat the coronavirus. As a result, it will ask for tests to be carried out on infected patients.