European Stocks to Fall; Metro Sales Disappoint

European shares were expected to fall on Tuesday after gaining for eight straight sessions, with a drop in commodity prices seen hurting mining and energy stocks.

By 0603 GMT, futures for Euro STOXX 50 futures, Germany's DAX and France's CAC were down 0.2 percent to 0.4 percent.

Sales at Germany's Metro, the world's fourth-largest retailer, were flat in the first quarter, below expectations and the company confirmed its 2011 outlook.

Infineon raised its outlook for 2011 thanks for higher orders but warned that the situation in Japan may cause disruptions.