European stocks increased Thursday, as the Stoxx Europe 600 index
closed up 0.19% to 465.24.
The French CAC 40 index
rose 0.89% to 7,366.16, the FTSE 100 index
added 0.18% to 8,012.53 and the German DAX
increased 0.18% to 15,533.64.
Among Stoxx Europe 600 constituents, business/consumer services company Atos SE
saw the largest increase Thursday, as shares surged 14.6%.
Shares of banking firm Commerzbank AG
and mining & metals company Tenaris S.A.
rose 11.6% and 8.0%, respectively.
a telephone systems company, and automotive firm Faurecia SE
rounded out the top five largest increases as their stocks gained 6.5% and 5.8%, respectively.
Shares of technology company Sinch AB
saw the largest drop among Stoxx Europe 600 constituents, as shares weakened 8.7% on Thursday.
Shares of transportation/logistics firm Aeroports de Paris
and health care/life sciences company Orpea S.A.
declined 5.3% and 5.1%, respectively.
Real Estate companies Fastighets AB Balder Series B
and Kojamo Oyj
rounded out the top five largest decreases as their stocks declined 5.0% and 4.1%, respectively.
was down 0.18% against the dollar, and the euro
was down 0.05%. Brent crude
added 0.41% to $85.73.
The yield on the 10-year gilt
rose 1.24 basis points to 3.500%, and the yield on the German 10-year bund
rose 0.700 basis points to 2.48%.