Europe's main stock markets rose on Tuesday morning after the publication of numerous corporate results, particularly in the financial sector, which underpinned the trend.

Investors' good mood was also fueled by hopes of a rate cut by the US Federal Reserve (Fed), in line with previous sessions.

In Paris, the CAC 40 gained 0.35% to 8,024.51 points around 07:50 GMT. In London, the FTSE 100 advanced by 0.95% and in Frankfurt, the Dax gained 0.38%.

The EuroStoxx 50 index gained 0.34%, the FTSEurofirst 300 0.58% and the Stoxx 600 0.48%.

Wall Street futures point to near-stability for the Dow Jones and the Standard & Poor's 500 , while the Nasdaq could slip 0.13% on the heels of a session in the green, the indexes' third consecutive rise at the close.

On the bond market, bets that the Fed will cut rates for the first time in November benefited the yield on 10-year US Treasury bonds, which fell by almost three basis points to 4.461%, while its German equivalent for the same maturity also gave up around three basis points to 2.447%.

In the day's corporate releases, Europe's banking (+0.79%) and financial (+2.29%) sectors were in demand, with UBS jumping 7.87% on the back of the group's announcement of its first profit since the takeover of Credit Suisse. Unicredit gained 3.1% after posting above-consensus earnings for the January-March period.

BBVA gained 1.93%, while Sabadell (-1.19%) rejected the proposed merger between the two banks.

In construction, Bouygues fell by 4.52%, as the group disappointed with its first-quarter recurring operating income (ROCA), citing in particular a difficult market environment for its real estate division.

Heidelberg Materials (-1.77%), the world's number-two cement manufacturer, was also down, despite a better-than-expected quarterly operating profit, against a backdrop of slowing construction activity in Europe.

In chemicals, French group Arkema gained 3.21% after its results, while Belgium's Solvay

gained 5.56% after reporting a smaller-than-expected drop in operating profit on Tuesday.

In energy, BP (-0.76%), which reported a sharp fall in first-quarter earnings, was in the red, while Germany's Uniper advanced by 2.86% after confirming its outlook.

In the healthcare sector, several publications disappointed, including Valneva , which dropped 1.46%, Fresenius Medical Care, which plunged 6.84%, Sandoz, which gave up 0.84%, and Siemens Healthineers, which fell 4.69%.

In other sectors, Infineon climbed 5.52%, buoyed by the announcement of its savings program after lowering its sales forecast for the full year.

Zalando gained 7.2%, as the online fashion retailer returned to growth in the first quarter. (Written by Claude Chendjou, edited by Kate Entringer)