Europe Markets: European stocks nudge higher as earnings roll in

European stocks were gaining ground Tuesday as investors assessed a round of corporate updates, with French lender BNP Paribas SA among those with shares falling after financial reports.

The Stoxx Europe 600 index SXXP, +0.42% rose 0.3% to 362.76, but oil and gas, financial and telecom shares dropped. On Monday, the index fell 0.7%.

Advancers: AMS AG AMS, +17.82% whose customers include Apple Inc. AAPL, +0.94% , jumped 14% to top the Stoxx 600. The chip maker forecast sequentially higher revenue of 141 million euros ($150.3 million) to €148 million, including from its newly acquired Heptagon business.

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