September 6, 2016 / 7:31 AM / 2 years ago

REFILE-European shares hover near 3-mo highs, Ingenico slumps

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LONDON, Sept 6 (Reuters) - European shares rose slightly on Tuesday and held near their highest levels since April supported on the day by the energy sector and a jump in shares of healthcare firm Fresenius which rose following an acquisition in Spain.

The pan-European STOXX 600 index was up 0.1 percent, with the intra-day peaks in April proving to be a hurdle for the index.

Underscoring investor skittishness and low tolerance for earnings disappointments, French payments firm Ingenico Group fell nearly 13 percent in heavy volumes, after the cutting its full-year targets in the wake of a “sudden and significant decline” in U.S. sales.

Helping to offset those losses was a 4.5 percent jump for German medical company Fresenius SE which said it was buying Spain’s biggest private hospital chain, Quironsalud, for 5.76 billion euros ($6.42 billion).

The rally in crude oil prices continued to underpin shares of major producers such as Total and Royal Dutch Shell . (Reporting by Kit Rees, Editing by Vikram Subhedar)

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