European shares turned negative on Thursday morning as some weaker-than-expected results from heavyweights such as Unilever
Unilever fell 3.2 percent after its results. Xstrata and Glencore gained 10.3 and 5 percent respectively.
At 9:09 a.m., the FTSEurofirst 300 <.FTEU3> index of top European shares was down 0.1 percent at 1,056.47 points, having been as high as 1,061.25 earlier.
(Reporting by Brian Gorman)