US STOCKS-Futures firm after JPMorgan and Goldman results; Yellen on tap

martes 15 de julio de 2014 07:44 GYT

* JPMorgan, Goldman up in premarket after earnings

* Yellen to testify before Senate Banking Committee

* Yahoo, Intel results due after the close

* Futures: Dow up 35 pts, S&P up 1.5 pt, Nasdaq up 6.75 pts

By Chuck Mikolajczak

NEW YORK, July 15 (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Tuesday after earnings from JPMorgan and Goldman Sachs, and ahead of testimony from U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellenand results from Goldman Sachs.

* Yellen is set to begin her semiannual testimony on the central bank's monetary policy before the Senate Banking Committee at 10:00 a.m. (1400 GMT). Investors will be closely monitoring for any indication on when the Fed plans to hike interest rates.

* JPmorgan Chase shares rose 1.4 percent to $57.08 in premarket trade after the biggest U.S. bank by assets reported second-quarter earnings.

* Goldman Sachs shares advanced 2.4 percent to $170.99 before the opening bell after the bank posted its second-quarter results.   Continuación...