US STOCKS-U.S. stock futures rise on Greek agreement after S&P ends flat

miércoles 11 de febrero de 2015 19:14 GYT
 

* Europe agrees on way forward for Greece

* Apple rises after Icahn letter

* Indexes: Dow off 0.04 pct, S&P flat, Nasdaq up 0.28 pct (Updates with Greek news, late markets moves)

By Sinead Carew

NEW YORK, Feb 11 (Reuters) - U.S. stock futures rose late on Wednesday after Europe agreed on a way forward with Greece on debt negotiations that had been holding back U.S. investors worried about European stability.

The S&P 500 index had finished the regular session unchanged on Wednesday as investors were worried about making big bets while they waited for the outcome of the Greece talks.

Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis began talks with euro zone finance ministers earlier in the day after his new leftist-led government won a parliamentary confidence vote for its refusal to extend an international bailout.

But Luxembourg's finance minister said late in the day that European officials had agreed on a way forward and that discussions would continue.

The Global X FTSE Greece 20 ETF rose as much as 11 percent in after hours trading following the reports of an agreement.   Continuación...