European equities ended in the red on Wednesday, as investors failed to shake off concerns over the economic slowdown in China.» Read More
European shares closed sharply on Wednesday as investors shunned risky assets on fears of crumbling global growth and weak economic data.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
European shares extended gains to close higher on Wednesday, as investors reacted to fresh growth data from China.
Some of Wednesday's midday movers:
All signs suggest the bear market in European equities may be over, said longtime Europe investor Gene Salamon.
European equities touched fresh multi-month peaks on Monday, with technical charts pointing to a continued slow grind higher.
Take a look at some of Thursday's midday movers:
European shares closed higher on Thursday afternoon after stronger-than-expected U.S. jobs data.
Eric Meurice, CEO of ASML the microelectronics maker, tells CNBC that despite the PC business is not picking up they are confident in their outlook for 2013.
THE OFFER: ASML Holding NV, the Dutch chip-making equipment supplier, bid $2.55 billion for California company Cymer Inc.. THE ACQUIRER: ASML uses such beams in machines to trace out the circuits of computer chips. Its customers include Intel, Samsung and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing, all of whom own stakes in ASML.
AMSTERDAM-- ASML Holding NV, the biggest supplier of equipment to semiconductor manufacturers, has offered to buy Cymer Inc. of the U.S. for around $2.55 billion in cash and shares.
Oct 11- ASML Holding NV:. *Jefferies cuts ASML Holding NV price target to 39 euros from 45. Reuters Station users, click. 1580.
Stocks finished lower in volatile trading Tuesday, dragged by industrials, after a batch of profit warnings overshadowed earlier optimism that Germany's top court will approve the euro zone's new bailout fund.
U.S. stock index futures gained on Tuesday after euro zone leaders ratified the terms of a bailout agreement for Spain’s banking sector and as traders speculated that Germany's top court would approve the EU's permanent bailout fund.
Take a look at some of Tuesday’s morning movers:
Stocks are off their highs on several issues: 1) Hawkish comments from Dallas Fed's Fisher critical of QE2 and implying there was no way he would support QE3;
Futures gained Wednesday after finishing lower for the third-straight session as optimism about the global economy improved despite the continuing euro zone debt crisis.
Applied Materials is paying $4.9 billion in cash to buy Varian because when it comes to making the equipment that makes the chips, Varian does something very technical for clients that Applied Materials no longer does.
Stocks closed mostly flat Wednesday after an up-and-down day punctuated by negative economic news and a lowered growth forecast by the Federal Reserve.
Plus, get calls on a key segment of the tech group.