European stocks rise at the open to put equities on track for fourth straight gain
European stocks opened higher Thursday, putting the Stoxx Europe 600 on track for its fourth consecutive gain. The German DAX rose 0.7% and the U.K. FTSE 100 added 0.8%. Low-frills carrier easyJet rose over 4% after saying winter bookings are ahead of last year’s, while engine maker Rolls-Royce slumped nearly 7%. Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 137 points.