Elsewhere, Anheuser Busch InBev reported a decline in volumes in the third quarter, while core profit fell on a weak Brazil market. The maker of Budweiser lowered its outlook for the full year sending shares plummeting to close 4.3 percent down.
Novo Nordisk was forced to trim its full-year sales and operating profit guidance due to weakness in the U.S. after reporting operating profit that fell 3 percent in the first nine months of the year, compared to the same period last year. The news sent shares tanking as much as 19 percent before paring some of those losses to end the day 14.97 percent down.
French drugmaker Sanofi closed 3.73 percent higher after it posted expectation-beating earnings and lifted its outlook for the year.
Total reported better-than-expected third quarter net profit thanks to a rise in output and cost savings, the French oil and gas major said, but shares ended the day in negative territory, down 0.37 percent.
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