MARKET PULSE-Amazon, Ann, bank stocks, Media General, Symantec
(For more market insights, including options activity, click on ; for the Day Ahead newsletter link.reuters.com/mex49s) U.S. stock index futures edged higher on Friday, with major indexes on track for a week of strong gains, though geopolitical concerns remained in view as the tenuous situation in Ukraine continued. Dow Jones industrial average futures were unchanged at 0, S&P 500 futures were up 0.21 percent at 1,870.1 and Nasdaq 100 futures were up 0.26 percent at 3,701.
** BANK OF AMERICA CORP, Thursday close $17.92, +0.11 pct premarket
** JPMORGAN CHASE & CO, Thursday close $60.11, +0.00 pct premarket
** GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP INC, Thursday close $169.22, +0.46 pct premarket
** CITIGROUP INC, Thursday close $50.22, +0.52 pct premarket
** WELLS FARGO & CO, Thursday close $49.03, +0.63 pct premarket
** MORGAN STANLEY, Thursday close $32.79, +0.64 pct premarket
** ZIONS BANCORP, Thursday close $32.99, -1.33 pct premarket
Big banks in the United States, except Zions, have enough capital buffers to withstand a drastic economic downturn, the Federal Reserve said on Thursday. Continued...