BUZZ-U.S. STOCKS ON THE MOVE-Acadia, Amarin, JA Solar, Inogen
(For faster updates on individual market-movers, Eikon users please use search string "STXBZ US"; for the Day Ahead newsletter, link.reuters.com/mex49s; for the Morning News Call newsletter, link.reuters.com/nex49s) U.S. stock index futures pointed to a modestly higher open on Thursday as a surprise drop in retail sales pointed to a consumer that continued to struggle, but also eased some concern about how soon the Federal Reserve may raise interest rates. Dow Jones industrial average futures were up 0.53 percent at 17,731, S&P 500 futures were up 0.42 percent at 2,048 and Nasdaq 100 futures were down 0.05 percent at 4,305.25.
** GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP INC, Wednesday close $184.18, +0.86 pct premarket
** MORGAN STANLEY, Wednesday close $34.95, +3.20 pct premarket
** JPMORGAN CHASE & CO, Wednesday close $60.24, +0.60 pct premarket
** BANK OF AMERICA CORP, Wednesday close $16.11, -0.25 pct premarket
** CITIGROUP, Wednesday close $52.33, +3.38 pct premarket
Four of the largest U.S. banks just scraped by in an annual Federal Reserve check-up on the industry's health, underscoring their top regulator's enduring doubts about Wall Street's resilience more than six years after the crisis.
Citigroup passed the test, allowing it to raise its payouts after failing last year for the second time in three years.