European stocks finished down Thursday, with the Stoxx Europe 600 index /zigman2/quotes/210599654/delayed XX:SXXP +0.59% decreasing 1.67% to 382.89.
The FTSE 100 index /zigman2/quotes/210598409/delayed UK:UKX +0.09% fell 1.77% to 6,881.59, the German DAX /zigman2/quotes/210597999/delayed DX:DAX +0.62% dropped 1.71% to 11,975.55 and the French CAC 40 index /zigman2/quotes/210597958/delayed FR:PX1 +0.33% weakened 1.53% to 5,676.87.
Among Stoxx Europe 600 constituents, food retail company Etablissementen Franz Colruyt N.V. /zigman2/quotes/206016244/delayed BE:COLR -0.53% saw the largest decrease Thursday, as shares cratered 23.3%
Shares of healthcare provision firm Orpea S.A. /zigman2/quotes/204431094/delayed FR:ORP -2.76% and motor vehicle parts company Faurecia SE /zigman2/quotes/208852435/delayed FR:EO -0.18% plunged 21.4% and 14.7%, respectively.
Bakkafrost P/F /zigman2/quotes/209024722/delayed NO:BAKKA +2.23% , a fishing company, and clothing retail business Next PLC /zigman2/quotes/200704121/delayed UK:NXT +1.51% rounded out the top five largest decreases as their stocks tumbled 12.8% and 12.2%, respectively.
Rational AG /zigman2/quotes/201466773/delayed XE:RAA +2.21% , an industrial machinery company, saw the largest increase of the Stoxx Europe 600 constituents, as shares jumped 12.6% on Thursday.
Shares of computer services firm Atos SE /zigman2/quotes/202384354/delayed FR:ATO -1.71% and reinsurance company Hannover Rueck SE /zigman2/quotes/205940444/delayed XE:HNR1 +0.89% added 10.6% and 3.0%, respectively.
Thales S.A. /zigman2/quotes/206629262/delayed FR:HO -1.59% , a defense equipment/products company, and reinsurance business Muenchener Rueckversicherungs-Gesellschaft AG /zigman2/quotes/208921893/delayed XE:MUV2 +0.16% rounded out the top five largest increases as their stocks added 2.8% and 2.4%, respectively.
The pound /zigman2/quotes/210561263/realtime/sampled GBPUSD +0.2697% was up 1.43% against the dollar, and the euro /zigman2/quotes/210561242/realtime/sampled EURUSD +0.0284% was up 0.38%. Brent crude increased 0.03% to $88.08.
The yield on the 10-year gilt /zigman2/quotes/211347177/realtime BX:TMBMKGB-10Y +1.18% fell 3.22 basis points to 4.143%, and the yield on the German 10-year bund /zigman2/quotes/211347112/realtime BX:TMBMKDE-10Y +2.79% declined 0.027 basis points to 2.18%.