US STOCKS-Indexes set for higher open as JPMorgan results beat

jueves 14 de enero de 2016 09:54 GYT
 

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By Ankur Banerjee

Jan 14 (Reuters) - U.S. stock indexes were set to open slightly higher on Thursday as oil prices steadied and JPMorgan's better-than-expected results boosted bank stocks.

JPMorgan shares were up 2 percent at $58.50 premarket. Citigroup, Wells Fargo, Morgan Stanley and Bank of America all rose about 1 percent.

Oil prices looked set to snap an eight-day losing streak, but remained near 12-year lows as the prospect of Iran's oil hitting an oversupplied market loomed.

Data on Thursday showed the number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week, but remained below levels associated with a healthy labor market.   Continuación...