LONDON — European stock markets were uneven in midmorning trading on Thursday, while retail and luxury shares were mostly down.
The CAC 40 in Paris declined 0.3 percent to 4,411.99, while the FTSE MIB in Milan and the FTSE 100 in London were both up 0.1 percent to 18,232.47 and to 6,153.78, respectively. The DAX in Frankfurt was flat at 9,780.00.
The euro traded at $1.09, while the pound fetched $1.40 and the Swiss franc equaled $1.00 at 11:25 a.m. CET.
Retail and luxury stocks were mostly down, with the morning’s biggest fallers including Zalando, 2.9 percent to 29.26 euros; MySale Group, 2.1 percent to 0.45 euros; Debenhams, 2.3 percent to 0.78 pounds; Luxottica Group, 3 percent to 49.74 pounds, and Moncler, 1.4 percent to 14.37 euros.
Among the few stocks that gained ground were J Sainsbury, 2.3 percent to 2.68 pounds; Italia Independent Group, 2.2 percent to 22.99 euros, and Gemfields, 3.4 percent to 0.46 pounds.