US STOCKS-Futures higher as bargain hunting begins after Brexit
* Futures up: Dow 179 pts, S&P 19.5 pts, Nasdaq 42.5 pts
By Yashaswini Swamynathan
June 28 (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures rose sharply on Tuesday as investors rushed to pick up Brexit-hit stocks after Wall Street crumbled under fear and uncertainty to its worst two-day fall in 10 months.
* Banks, which were the worst hit since Britain voted to leave the European Union on Thursday, were among the most attractive stocks for bargain hunters.
* Morgan Stanley rose 2.5 percent to $24.20 in premarket trading, while Bank of America and Citigroup rose about 2 percent.
* Global equities went into a free fall on Friday after the vote as investors unsure of its consequences sought shelter in safe havens such as gold and the Japanese yen.
* Wall Street closed lower on Monday with all three indexes lower for the year.
* A rebound in oil prices on Tuesday signaled an appetite for riskier assets, while gold lost its two-day shine and fell 1.1 percent.
* Battered European shares rose 2.4 percent after having dropped more than 10 percent on Friday. Continuación...