American depository receipts of European stocks were 0.2% lower at 122.99 on the Bank of New York Mellon Europe ADR Index on Friday morning.
Decliners in Continental Europe were led by Swiss financial services provider Credit Suisse ( CS ), 3.2% lower, followed by Criteo ( CRTO ), a French technology company, down by 2.4% and CGG ( CGG ), a manufacturer of geophysical equipment, 2.3% lower. Telefonaktiebolaget ( ERIC ), a Sweden-based telecommunications operator, was 2.0% lower.
In the UK, education company Pearson ( PSO ) and Lloyds Banking Group (LYG) were both 1.5% lower, while Prudential (PUK) and Barclays Bank (BCS) were both 1.4% lower.
Gainers in Continental Europe were led by TiGenix (TIG), a Belgium-based biopharmaceutical company, 3.9% higher, followed by STMicroelectronics (STM), an Italian semiconductor company, up by 2.3% and voxeljet (VJET), a German three-dimensional printer manufacturer, 2.1% higher. Novo Nordisk (NVO), a Danish healthcare company, was also up by 2.1%.
And, in the UK, Midatech Pharma (MTP), an early-stage biopharmaceutical company, was 2.7% higher, followed by Adaptimmune Therapeutics (ADAP), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, up by 1.9% and Smith & Nephew (SNN), a medical devices business, trading 1.3% higher. Unilever (UL), a Dutch consumer goods company, was up by 1.1%.
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