Rebound in energy stocks helps lift European equities

martes 2 de diciembre de 2014 05:01 GYT

* FTSEurofirst 300 up 0.6 pct, Euro STOXX 50 up 0.3 pct

* DAX back within range of its June record high

* Rise in oil stocks adds most points to FTSEurofirst

* SMA Solar slumps after profit warning

By Sudip Kar-Gupta

LONDON, Dec 2 (Reuters) - European stock markets rose on Tuesday, helped by a rebound in energy stocks after crude oil prices bounced late on Monday from 5-year lows.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index, which fell on Monday after six days of gains, was up 0.91 percent at 1,397.88 points.

The euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index advanced 0.3 percent to 3,242.59 points. Germany's DAX also edged up 0.1 percent to 9,975.01 points - putting the DAX just 1 percent below its June record high of 10,050.98 points.

Oil majors such as BP, Total and Royal Dutch Shell all rose by about 2 percent to add the most points to the FTSEurofirst.   Continuación...