European equities rose on Thursday, while the Stoxx Europe 600 index SXXP +0.46% rose 0.46% to close at 440.84.
The German DAX DAX, +0.78% rose 0.78% to 14,539.56, the French CAC 40 index PX1, +0.42% rose 0.42% to 6,707.32 and the FTSE 100 index UKX, +0.02%, flat at 7,466.60.
Of the Stoxx Europe 600 components, composite retail THG PLC THG, +9.95%, posted the biggest gains on Thursday as shares rose 10.0%.
Shares of advertising/marketing/pr firm Advinta ASA ADE, +7.23% and real estate developer LEG Immobilien SE LEG, +6.76% added 7.2% and 6.8% respectively.
Powszechny Zaklad Ubezpieczen SA PZU, +6.60%, a full-line insurance company, and internet/online company Allegro.eu SA ALE, +6.56% rounded out the top five gainers as their shares rose 6.6% respectively and won 6.6%. % raised by.
Shares of shoe company Dr. Martens plc DOCS, -22.70% saw the biggest drop among Stoxx Europe 600 voters as shares plummeted 22.7% on Thursday.
Shares of multi-utility company Uniper SE UN01 -12.82% and oil extraction company Auron Energy AB Auron -10.81% fell 12.8% and 10.8% respectively.
MorphoSys AG MOR, -2.28%, a biotechnology company, and container/packaging company Billerud AB BILL, -1.93% rounded out the top five biggest losers as their shares fell 2.3% and 1.9% respectively fell.
The pound GBPUSD, +0.63%, was up 0.60% against the dollar, and the euro EURUSD, +0.12% was up 0.13%. US Brent crude: BRN00 fell 0.14% to $85.02.
The 10-year Treasury bond TMBMKGB-10Y, which yielded 3.037%, rose 2.73 basis points to 3.037%, and the German 10-year Bund TMBMKDE-10Y, which yielded 1.848%, fell 8.460 basis points to 1.85%.