Europe stocks higher after German confidence data
6/26/12 3:18 AM ET (MarketWatch)
MADRID (MarketWatch) -- European stock markets opened higher Tuesday, after a survey reportedly showed a surprise improvement in German consumer sentiment, with energy and drug stocks among the main gainers. The Stoxx Europe 600 index rose 0.3% to 243.44, led by a 1% gain for BP PLC , and a 1% rise for Telefonica SA . The Spain IBEX 35 index rose 0.7% to 6,667.40. The German DAX 30 index rose 0.4% to 6,154.13. The French CAC 40 index rose 0.3% to 3,030.63. The FTSE 100 index rose 0.3% to 5,464.94. Shares of Croda International PLC jumped 3.5% after a broker upgrade. Shares of E.ON AG rose 1.8%, and RWE AG rose 1.4% after broker upgrades.