London - European stocks were little changed as investors assessed a slew of earnings reports.
Lender BNP Paribas, miner Anglo American and Adidas rose after releasing results, while shares of Royal Dutch Shell, JCDecaux and Dialog Semiconductor fell. On one of the busiest day for earnings updates this season, with more than 70 companies reporting, the Stoxx Europe 600 Index added less than 0.1% at 10:00.
The benchmark climbed to a one-month high yesterday after stalling for four straight sessions, helped by better-than-expected corporate results. European stocks remain below their pre-Brexit level, lagging behind peers in the US and Asia that have already recovered losses.
Lenders have suffered the most since the UK voted to leave the European Union, and regulators will publish their latest health check tomorrow.
Of the stocks moving on corporate results, here are some highlights:
* BNP gained 2.1% after its net income topped projections