European stocks sunk Friday, as the Stoxx Europe 600 index /zigman2/quotes/210599654/delayed XX:SXXP -0.13% closed down 0.77% to 437.36.
The German DAX /zigman2/quotes/210597999/delayed DX:DAX -0.72% weakened 1.12% to 13,544.52, the French CAC 40 index /zigman2/quotes/210597958/delayed FR:PX1 -0.27% declined 0.94% to 6,495.83 and the FTSE 100 index /zigman2/quotes/210598409/delayed UK:UKX -0.52% added 0.11% to 7,550.37.
Among Stoxx Europe 600 constituents, pharmaceuticals company Siegfried Holding AG /zigman2/quotes/205413733/delayed CH:SFZN +1.53% saw the largest decrease Friday, as shares declined 8.4%
Shares of consumer finance firm Adyen N.V. /zigman2/quotes/205351021/delayed NL:ADYEN +1.58% and passenger airlines company easyJet PLC /zigman2/quotes/202825892/delayed UK:EZJ -0.27% declined 7.0% and 6.3%, respectively.
Investment Advisors companies EQT AB /zigman2/quotes/214213438/delayed SE:EQT +0.14% and Allfunds Group PLC /zigman2/quotes/226288463/delayed NL:ALLFG +2.51% rounded out the top five largest decreases as their stocks fell 6.2% and 5.8%, respectively.
Just Eat Takeaway.com N.V. /zigman2/quotes/201653805/delayed NL:TKWY +11.73% , an emerging technologies company, saw the largest increase of the Stoxx Europe 600 constituents, as shares rocketed 25.8% on Friday.
Shares of building materials/products firm Kingspan Group PLC /zigman2/quotes/200640650/delayed IE:KRX -2.76% and fishing company SalMar ASA /zigman2/quotes/206932424/delayed NO:SALM -3.88% increased 6.1% and 3.0%, respectively.
Holmen AB Series B /zigman2/quotes/207964454/delayed SE:HOLM.B +1.69% , a paper/pulp company, and building materials/products company Rockwool A/S Series B /zigman2/quotes/200482992/delayed DK:ROCK.B +1.11% rounded out the top five largest increases as their stocks rose 2.9% and 2.9%, respectively.
The pound /zigman2/quotes/210561263/realtime/sampled GBPUSD -0.2339% was down 1.02% against the dollar, and the euro /zigman2/quotes/210561242/realtime/sampled EURUSD -0.3226% was down 0.47%. Brent crude added 1.18% to $97.73.
The yield on the 10-year gilt /zigman2/quotes/211347177/realtime BX:TMBMKGB-10Y +5.43% fell 4.00 basis points to 2.416%, and the yield on the German 10-year bund /zigman2/quotes/211347112/realtime BX:TMBMKDE-10Y +5.04% declined 0.117 basis points to 1.23%.