US STOCKS-Futures fall on fresh China woes; bank results in focus

miércoles 14 de octubre de 2015 07:12 GYT

* Futures down: Dow 7 pts, S&P 1 pts, Nasdaq 7.5 pts

By Abhiram Nandakumar

Oct 14 (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures fell slightly on Wednesday as fresh economic data from China caused a selloff in commodities and investors awaited a raft of earnings reports.

* Consumer inflation in China rose 1.6 percent in September, less than the 1.8 percent expected, feeding worries of sluggish demand from the world's second largest economy.

* Global stocks fell, buckling under the China concerns. U.S. stocks closed lower on Tuesday, ending a seven-day run of gains, hurt by a renewed rout in biotechs.

* JPMorgan shares fell 1.6 percent to $60.55 premarket, a day after the bank reported third-quarter results below estimates.

* Bank of America rose 0.8 percent to $15.65 after the bank reported a profit, compared with a year-earlier loss.

* Delta Air Lines rose 1.6 percent to $48.50 after it reported third-quarter earnings ahead of expectations.

* Investors will be focused on earnings over the next several weeks to gauge the impact of a sputtering global economy on corporate health.   Continuación...