By Steve Goldstein
European stocks rose on the first day of June to new heights, with mining, oil and bank shares advancing.
The Stoxx Europe 600 /zigman2/quotes/210599654/delayed XX:SXXP +0.07% rose 0.8% to close at a fresh record high.
The U.K. FTSE 100 /zigman2/quotes/210598409/delayed UK:UKX +0.25% also rose 0.8%, after a three-day break.
The gains came with crude-oil futures /zigman2/quotes/211629951/delayed CL.1 -0.21% reaching the highest level in more than two years, ahead of the OPEC+ production meeting. Eurostat reported that May consumer prices rose 2% year-over-year, due to rising energy prices.
The Stoxx Europe 600 rose 2% in May, its fourth consecutive monthly rise. By style, value had the best May, with the S&P Europe 350 enhanced value index rising 5%.
Of stocks in the spotlight, Porsche Automobil Holding /zigman2/quotes/202769371/delayed XE:PAH3 +4.73% rose 5%, as speculation continued that the luxury automobile maker would be separately listed. Porsche Automobil Holdings holds 53% of Volkswagen /zigman2/quotes/203434344/delayed XE:VOW3 +4.67% , which controls Porsche AG, the company that makes the Porsche 911 sports car.
CD Projekt /zigman2/quotes/206478470/delayed PL:CDR +1.58% shares tumbled 9%, as the Warsaw-listed videogame maker reported a worse-than-forecast 65% drop in profit, weighed down by the troubled launch of “Cyberpunk 2077,” which currently is being blocked from the Sony PlayStation store due to bugs.