MADRID – European stocks pushed higher at the open on Wednesday, led by ASML Holding NV , which jumped on earnings, while mining stocks were also stronger. Gains for Wall Street and gains for Asia also boosted sentiment. The Stoxx Europe 600 index rose 0.3% to 336.91, while the German DAX 30 index rose 0.2% to 9,754.40, the French CAC 40 index rose 0.4% to 4,342.84 and the FTSE 100 index gained 0.4% to 6,861. Shares of ASML rose 3.6% after it reiterated its outlook for the first half and posted a 62% rise in profit. Shares of The Sage Group PLC rose 1.5% after the business software maker said it's on track to meet its 2015 revenue target.
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