European stocks opened slightly lower Wednesday morning, as market participants monitored another batch of earnings results.
The pan-European Stoxx 600 was down around 0.2 percent shortly after the opening bell, with most sectors and major bourses in negative territory.
Market focus was largely attuned to President Donald Trump's state of the union address on Tuesday, after he vowed to build a wall that is a source of a deep partisan divide.
Back in Europe, investors are likely to monitor a fresh batch of earnings results on Wednesday. Denmark's Carlsberg, Germany's Daimler and Italy's Unicredit are among some of the major companies set to publish their latest quarterly figures.