The STOXX 600's best performer was Drax Group, which closed up 3.47 percent after it received a price target upgrade from Credit Suisse.
Meanwhile, shares of education firm Pearson fell to the bottom of the STOXX 600, ending 8.4 percent down, after it reported a 7 percent decline in nine-month organic sales, which was worse than the market expected.
Swedish clothing retailer H&M said group sales in September increased by 1 percent with unseasonably warm weather having a negative impact. Shares of H&M finished 2 percent lower. Marine Harvest slipped more than 4 percent, after it cut its output guidance for the year, Reuters reported.
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