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European Stocks Rally with Gains in Key Indices

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European stocks showed stability on Friday, with the Stoxx Europe 600 index finishing slightly higher at 483.93 (+0.01%). The German DAX and the French CAC 40 remained flat, while the FTSE 100 also held steady.

Top Performers

Among the constituents of the Stoxx Europe 600, Afry AB, a prominent business services company, experienced the largest increase on Friday, with its shares surging by 14.0%. Other notable gainers included Wizz Air Holdings PLC, an air transport firm (+10.3%), and Danske Bank A/S, a banking/credit company (+8.1%).

Powszechna Kasa Oszczednosci Bank Polski S.A. and Corbion N.V. also saw their stocks climb significantly, adding 4.6% and 4.5%, respectively.

Losses in Certain Sectors

Contrarily, Delivery Hero SE, a technology company, faced a sharp decline with its shares plummeting by 22.6% in the Stoxx Europe 600 constituents. Viaplay Group AB Series B, a media/entertainment firm, and Close Brothers Group PLC, an investing/securities company, also experienced notable losses of 8.4% and 5.0%, respectively.

Ambu A/S Series B, a health care/life sciences company, and ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE, a media/entertainment business, rounded out the top five largest decreases with their stocks dropping 3.9% and 3.4%, respectively.

Currency and Commodity Movements

The pound and the euro experienced marginal declines against the dollar, with drops of 0.93% and 0.76%, respectively. Meanwhile, Brent crude oil dropped by 1.60% to reach $77.44.

Yield Increases

Notably, the yield on the 10-year gilt increased by 18.26 basis points to reach 3.932%, while the yield on the German 10-year bund grew by 9.390 basis points to reach 2.24%.

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