On Wednesday, European time, the major European stock indexes fell across the board. As of the close, the British FTSE 100 index closed at 7438.09 points, down 80.26 points, or 1.07%, from the previous trading day; the French CAC40 index closed at 6352.94 points, compared with the previous trading day. A trading day fell 77.25 points, or 1.20%; the German DAX30 index closed at 14007.76 points, down 178.18 points, or 1.26%, from the previous trading day.
In terms of individual stocks, service stocks led the gains among the constituent stocks of the London stock market that day. The top five stocks that rose were: Rolls-Royce Holdings shares rose 4.40%, real estate developersBritish Land CorporationShares rose 3.12%, while energy supplier SSE rose 2.10%,AvivaInsuranceGroup shares rose 2.06%, commercial property companiesLand Securities GroupShares rose 1.54%.
Consumer stocks in the London stock market led the decline that day. The top five stocks in the decline were: online retailer Ocado Group’s share price fell 9.05%, market credit service provider Experian’s share price fell 5.62%, John Day Shares of Victoria Sports Fashion fell 5.42%, B&M European Value Retail fell 5.39%, and chemicals company Croda International fell 4.76%.