One of the biggest names reporting today, Barclays, said adjusted pre-tax profit was up 11 percent to £3.7 billion in the first half of the year, sending shares to close up around 1.8 percent.
French carmaker PSA Peugeot Citroen said its net profit for the first half of the year came in at 571 million euros ($630.5 million), after booking a 114 million euro loss a year earlier. Peugeot ended the day on a 6 percent pop.
Total said second quarter revenue fell 29 percent year-on-year to $44.7 billion, while adjusted net profit fell 2 percent to $3.085 billion as the low oil price continues to bite. Despite this, shares in the firm ended almost 2.6 percent higher.
In the pharmaceutical space, Bayer reported a 20.9 percent rise in net profit in the second quarter to 1.15 billion euros ($1.27 billion) from 953 million euros in the same period last year, sending shares to close up almost 4 percent.