European stocks increased Friday, as the Stoxx Europe 600 index /zigman2/quotes/210599654/delayed XX:SXXP -0.41% closed up 1.30% to 387.85.
The French CAC 40 index /zigman2/quotes/210597958/delayed FR:PX1 -0.67% gained 1.51% to 5,762.34, the German DAX /zigman2/quotes/210597999/delayed DX:DAX -0.56% added 1.16% to 12,114.36 and the FTSE 100 index /zigman2/quotes/210598409/delayed UK:UKX +0.15% rose 0.18% to 6,893.81.
Of the Stoxx Europe 600 constituents, software company Samhaellsbyggnadsbolaget i Norden AB Series B /zigman2/quotes/203804639/delayed SE:SBB.B +15.72% saw the largest increase Friday, as shares jumped 10.9%.
Shares of real estate developers firm Sagax AB Series B /zigman2/quotes/203181287/delayed SE:SAGA.B +2.71% and residential building construction company Bellway PLC /zigman2/quotes/208360300/delayed UK:BWY +1.18% increased 7.8% and 7.3%, respectively.
Nordic Semiconductor ASA /zigman2/quotes/206653118/delayed NO:NOD -0.75% , a semiconductors company, and chemicals company Clariant AG /zigman2/quotes/208575719/delayed CH:CLN -0.79% rounded out the top five largest increases as their stocks rose 7.1% and 7.1%, respectively.
Shares of tourism company Carnival PLC /zigman2/quotes/210414141/delayed UK:CCL +3.47% saw the largest decline among Stoxx Europe 600 constituents, as shares cratered 21.3% on Friday.
Shares of tourism firm TUI AG /zigman2/quotes/207049334/delayed UK:TUI +1.44% and renewable energy generation company Scatec ASA /zigman2/quotes/201536012/delayed NO:SCATC +1.19% weakened 10.1% and 8.9%, respectively.
Puma SE /zigman2/quotes/203655455/delayed XE:PUM -0.99% , a footwear company, and computer services firm Atos SE /zigman2/quotes/202384354/delayed FR:ATO -2.79% rounded out the top five largest decreases as their stocks weakened 5.7% and 5.7%, respectively.
The pound /zigman2/quotes/210561263/realtime/sampled GBPUSD +0.0984% was up 0.02% against the dollar, and the euro /zigman2/quotes/210561242/realtime/sampled EURUSD +0.1334% was down 0.35%. Brent crude fell 0.63% to $86.63.
The yield on the 10-year gilt /zigman2/quotes/211347177/realtime BX:TMBMKGB-10Y -1.59% rose 0.04 basis points to 4.140%, and the yield on the German 10-year bund /zigman2/quotes/211347112/realtime BX:TMBMKDE-10Y +1.52% increased 0.031 basis points to 2.11%.