European stocks climbed on Wednesday, underpinned by some solid corporate updates and a rise in tech sector after Apple's data exceeded market forecasts, while traders’ focus shifted to euro zone GDP numbers and the U.S. Fed policy meeting.
The pan-European STOXX 600 gained 0.5% to 386.80.
The UK’s FTSE 100 jumped 0.6% to 7,564.72, while Frankfurt's DAX 30 was 0.8% higher at 12,707.47. France’s CAC 40 ticked up 0.1% to 5,525.65.
iPhone supplier ARM soared 8.1% after Apple posted solid iPhone X sales. Other chipmakers STMicroelectronics, Infineon, BE Semiconductor and ASML also rose 1.1 to 3.8% after the tech giant’s report improved sentiment on the sector.
The London-based Inmarsat led the increase, surging 10.9% after reporting stronger first-quarter revenue and pretax profit.
Shares of Swedish oil company Lundin edged up 4.7 percent as its first-quarter operating results surpassed forecasts.
Ocado Group PLC was among top gainers, rising 5.2 percent as it has agreed with Sweden's ICA Gruppen AB to develop its online grocery business.