On Wednesday, the 23rd of October 2019, a bundle of European bourses had been vying to vent out a way into an affirmative territory, as a further delay to a Brexit deal had been casting shadows over investors’ optimism, while a weaker British currency alongside a basket of decent quarterly earnings’ report helped European shares to round off Wednesday’s (October 23rd) market into a positive region.
Besides, the regional Pan-European STOXX 600 index ended the day 0.1 per cent higher, while tech stocks were tottered on Wednesday (October 23rd) following a sales warning of US chipmaker Texas Instruments, which in effect had hit its European peers at late afternoon trading hours.
Apart from that, following the profit warning of Texas Instruments, Shares of semiconductor makers such as Infineon, Dialog alongside STMicroelectronics, were pummelled between 0.4 per cent to 2.8 per cent, while mining stocks climbed roughly 1 per cent following a smaller-than-anticipated drop in quarterly earnings of aluminium producer Norsk Hydro.
Meanwhile, referring to a mixed bag of quarterly earnings’ report, an investment director at GAM, Niall Gallagher said, “Broadly, I would say results are probably mixed. No dramatic trends. They’re evidence that growth remains fairly attractive.
” Quoting statistics, on Wednesday’s (October 23rd) market wrap-up, London’s FTSE 100 added 0.67 per cent to 7,260.74 and French CAC 40 ended the day a penny down to 5,653.44, while Germany’s trade-sensitive DAX 30 ended the day 0.34 per cent higher to 12,798.19.
Elsewhere in the Europe, Madrid’s IBEX 35 index rounded off Wednesday’s (October 23rd) market 0.05 per cent higher to 9,385.00, while Italy’s MIB FTSE had shrugged off 0.60 per cent to wind down Wednesday’s (October 23rd) market at 22,351.07.