US STOCKS-Wall St set to dip at open; BofA results tops estimates

lunes 17 de octubre de 2016 09:00 GYT

* Bank of America up after profit rises

* Hasbro rises on better-than-expected results

* Fed Vice Chairman Fischer to speak at midday

* Futures down: Dow 19 pts, S&P 2.5 pts, Nasdaq 8.5 pts (Adds details, comments, updates prices)

By Yashaswini Swamynathan

Oct 17 (Reuters) - Wall Street was set for a slightly lower open on Monday, but stock index futures came off session lows after strong results from Bank of America and Hasbro.

Bank of America reported its first profit increase in three quarters and also beat analysts' estimates by a large margin.

Shares of the second-biggest U.S. bank by assets rose 1.37 percent in heavy premarket trading, and helped lift stocks of other banks, including Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs .

The third-quarter earnings season is at the front and center of investors' attention as they hope for a rebound in the second-half of the year after a weak first-half performance.   Continuación...