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Aug. 17, 2022, 12:01 p.m. EDT

European stocks fall for first time in five days

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European stocks finished lower Wednesday, with the Stoxx Europe 600 index (STOXX:XX:SXXP) falling 0.91% to 439.03.

The German DAX (XEX:DX:DAX) dropped 2.04% to 13,626.71, the French CAC 40 index (PAR:FR:PX1) fell 0.97% to 6,528.32 and the FTSE 100 index (FTSE:UK:UKX) dropped 0.27% to 7,515.75.

Among Stoxx Europe 600 constituents, multiutilities company Uniper SE (ETR:XE:UN01) saw the largest drop Wednesday, as shares plunged 12.1%

Shares of oil extraction firm Orron Energy AB (OME:SE:ORRON) and motor vehicle parts company Faurecia SE (PAR:FR:EO) dropped 10.1% and 8.4%, respectively.

Persimmon PLC (LON:UK:PSN) , a residential building construction company, and clothing retail business Zalando SE (ETR:XE:ZAL) rounded out the top five largest decreases as their stocks weakened 7.8% and 7.6%, respectively.

Tecan Group AG (SWX:CH:TECN) , a medical equipment/supplies company, saw the largest increase among Stoxx Europe 600 constituents, as shares gained 8.3% on Wednesday.

Shares of food products firm Glanbia PLC (DUB:IE:GL9) and medical equipment/supplies company Coloplast A/S Series B (CSE:DK:COLO.B) increased 7.3% and 7.3%, respectively.

Carlsberg A/S Series B (CSE:DK:CARL.B) , an alcoholic beverages/drinks company, and industrial electronics firm Vestas Wind Systems A/S (CSE:DK:VWS) rounded out the top five largest increases as their stocks gained 3.9% and 2.8%, respectively.

The pound (XTUP:GBPUSD) was down 0.52% against the dollar, and the euro (XTUP:EURUSD) was down 0.08%. Brent crude weakened 0.35% to $92.02.

The yield on the 10-year gilt (XTUP:BX:TMBMKGB-10Y) declined 7.54 basis points to 2.289%, and the yield on the German 10-year bund (XTUP:BX:TMBMKDE-10Y) declined 0.117 basis points to 1.09%.

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