LONDON, Oct 22 (Reuters) - European stock futures pointed to
a steady open on Monday, with results from companies like
Philips and Handelsbanken raising
expectations that the European earnings season might not be as
bad as some had expected.
Dutch electronics company Philips reported higher sales and
profits in the third quarter, while Swedish bank Handelsbanken
posted a third-quarter operating profit of 4.4 billion Swedish
crowns ($60.9 million), right in line with expectations.
At 0612 GMT, futures for Euro STOXX 50 were flat,
while Germany's DAX futures were up 0.1 percent.