European Stocks Advance; Stoxx 600 Climbs 0.3 Percent

European stocks rose, rebounding from yesterday’s selloff, as companies from European Aeronautic, Defence & Space Co. to Bouygues SA reported earnings that topped analyst estimates.

The benchmark Stoxx Europe 600 Index climbed 0.3 percent to 285.49 at 12:56 p.m. in London, paring some of yesterday’s 1.3 percent decline. The gauge earlier today fell as much as 0.3 percent.

EADS advanced 7.6 percent to 37.50 euros while Bouygues surged 11 percent to 21.45 euros.

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