European stocks rise as Telecom Italia jumps 27%

2021-11-22 12:52:24 GMT (Economies.com)
European stocks rise as Telecom Italia jumps 27%

European stocks rose on Monday, resuming gains after taking a pause for two sessions due to profit-taking, but today's gains remain curbed by renewed fears over the coronavirus spread in Europe, while Telecom Italia shares jumped 27% after a US investment firm expressed interest in a buyout.

 

The Stoxx Europe 600 index rose 0.2% as of 11:19 GMT, after closing lower by 0.3% on Friday, due to profit-taking from its all-time high of 490.58 points.

 

The pan index lost more than 0.1% last week, posting its first weekly loss in 7 weeks, due to profit-taking.

 

The mining sector saw the largest gains in Europe today, with a rise of more than 1.5%, thanks to the record rise in Telecom Italia stock.

 

Telecom Italia shares soared more than 27% in early trading, after the company received a takeover offer worth 10.8 billion euros or $12 billion from the US investment firm KKR.

 

S&P 500 futures rose 0.3% today ahead of Wall Street's opening, after the index closed 0.15% lower on Friday due to profit-taking.

 

Back to Europe, the Euro Stoxx 50 index rose 0.2%, France's CAC 40 rose 0.3%, and Germany's DAX index rose 0.2%, while the UK's FTSE 100 rose 0.5%.

 
 
 
  Symbol Last Change Chg.%
1.1315
0.0045
0.3971%
1.3319
0.0009
0.0710%
Tadawul
10810.60
-60.02
0.55%
22.841
-0.204
0.883%
68.278
-4.123
5.695%
70.91
-2.53
3.44%
1792.615
7.525
0.421%
 
 
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