Meanwhile, Publicis shares tanked over 7 percent after it cut its full-year sales growth outlook to 1 percent from 2.5 percent citing customers cutting or delaying marketing projects.
French spirits maker Pernod Ricard said overall sales in its fiscal first quarter rose 3 percent year-on-year, but sales fell 9 percent in China in the period. Still, shares soared to close up 5.2 percent.
Elsewhere, German carmaker Daimler reported earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) rose 31 percent year-on-year to 3.66 billion euros helped by Western Europe and China. Shares closed over 3 percent higher.
Finland's second-biggest retailer Kesko reported a drop in its quarterly profits amid tough price competition and poor consumer demand, causing shares to tumble to the bottom of the STOXX 600, off 12.8 percent.