MARKET PULSE-Stratasys, Amerigas, RAIT Financial, Yum Brands
(For more market insights, including options activity, click on ; for the Day Ahead newsletter link.reuters.com/mex49s) U.S. stock index futures advanced on Tuesday a day after the S&P 500 suffered its biggest drop in two months as investors prepared for retail sales data and the first round of earnings from major banks. Dow Jones industrial average futures were unchanged at 16,214, S&P 500 futures were up 0.21 percent at 1,819 and Nasdaq 100 futures were up 0.13 percent at 3,514.
** JPMORGAN CHASE & CO, Monday close $57.7
The biggest U.S. bank by assets reported a 7.3 percent drop in quarterly profit after it paid penalties to the government for not reporting suspicions of fraud by Ponzi-scheming client Bernie Madoff.
** STRATASYS LTD, Monday close $130, -1.92 pct premarket
The 3D printer maker estimated full-year adjusted profit way below Wall Street estimates as it warned expenses would rise significantly in 2014.
** TIME WARNER CABLE, Monday close $132.4, +1.65 pct premarket
** CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS INC, Monday close $134.22 Continued...