European shares advance after one-week lows, Carnival leads
* STOXX 600 gains after two days of losses
* Clinton seen to have won presidential debate
* Carnival leads market up after target price hike
By Atul Prakash
LONDON, Sept 27 (Reuters) - European shares rose on Tuesday as Democrat Hillary Clinton was perceived by financial market participants to be the winner of the first U.S. presidential debate, although equities traded off day's highs as energy and banking shares lost ground.
The pan-European STOXX 600 index was up 0.14 percent at 340.52 points by 0829 GMT, after hitting an intra-day high of 342.21 points following the U.S. debate.
A CNN poll of viewers showed 62 percent thought Clinton won the debate on Monday, with 27 percent for Trump. Many investors appear to see Clinton as the preferred candidate, while few are sure what a Trump presidency might mean for international trade or the domestic economy.
"There is some relief that ... Clinton seems to have done well during the first debate with Republican candidate Trump," Markus Huber, trader at City of London Markets, said.
"At this stage markets seem to clearly favour Clinton simply because under her leading the country very little is likely to change which might not necessarily be good for the country but as it is well known markets love certainty." Continuación...