European stocks slipped Thursday, as the Stoxx Europe 600 index /zigman2/quotes/210599654/delayed XX:SXXP +0.52% closed down 1.79% to 399.76.
The French CAC 40 index /zigman2/quotes/210597958/delayed FR:PX1 +0.66% weakened 1.87% to 5,918.50, the German DAX /zigman2/quotes/210597999/delayed DX:DAX +0.75% weakened 1.84% to 12,531.63 and the FTSE 100 index /zigman2/quotes/210598409/delayed UK:UKX +0.34% weakened 1.08% to 7,159.52.
Among Stoxx Europe 600 constituents, general mining company Polymetal International PLC saw the largest decline Thursday, as shares plunged 11.5%
Shares of clothing retail firm JD Sports Fashion PLC /zigman2/quotes/207007202/delayed UK:JD +2.21% and investment advisors company EQT AB /zigman2/quotes/214213438/delayed SE:EQT +1.93% weakened 8.4% and 7.9%, respectively.
Partners Group Holding AG /zigman2/quotes/205147837/delayed CH:PGHN +0.74% , an investment advisors company, and food retail company HelloFresh SE /zigman2/quotes/203376622/delayed XE:HFG +2.31% rounded out the top five largest decreases as their stocks dropped 7.8% and 7.5%, respectively.
Securitas AB Series B /zigman2/quotes/203151739/delayed SE:SECU.B +0.96% , a diversified business services company, saw the largest increase among Stoxx Europe 600 constituents, as shares rose 9.3% on Thursday.
Shares of electric utilities firm Fortum Oyj /zigman2/quotes/204724666/delayed FI:FORTUM +0.41% and banking company UniCredit S.p.A. /zigman2/quotes/200769686/delayed IT:UCG +1.19% added 7.9% and 5.3%, respectively.
Banco de Sabadell S.A. /zigman2/quotes/206753237/delayed ES:SAB -1.68% , a banking company, and multiutilities business Uniper SE /zigman2/quotes/208981032/delayed XE:UN01 +1.49% rounded out the top five largest increases as their stocks increased 5.0% and 4.9%, respectively.
The pound /zigman2/quotes/210561263/realtime/sampled GBPUSD -0.0478% was down 0.04% against the dollar, and the euro /zigman2/quotes/210561242/realtime/sampled EURUSD +0.0093% was up 0.01%. Brent crude rose 0.80% to $90.55.
The yield on the 10-year gilt /zigman2/quotes/211347177/realtime BX:TMBMKGB-10Y -2.29% declined 5.55 basis points to 3.498%, and the yield on the German 10-year bund /zigman2/quotes/211347112/realtime BX:TMBMKDE-10Y -2.15% fell 0.040 basis points to 1.97%.