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Indications: U.S. stock futures wobble as GE, others report

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By Barbara Kollmeyer, MarketWatch

MADRID (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stock futures pulled back from earlier gains on Friday, with investors turning their focus to results from General Electric and others, after the rout in the previous session owing to threats of profit-hindering regulation for banks.

Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average were down 40 points to 10,298. Those for the S&P 500 were down 3.10 points to 1,108, and futures for the Nasdaq 100 were flat at 1,841.

U.S. stocks suffered their worst one-day decline in nearly three months Thursday as bank shares tumbled under the threat of new regulations, and the basic-materials sector fell on global tightening worries. The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 213.27 points or 2%, in its second straight triple-digit point decline.

Asia stocks suffered sharp losses Friday, focused on commodity-linked shares and financials overnight, while Europe was also down with banks lower.

Shares of Barclays /quotes/comstock/13*!bcs/quotes/nls/bcs (BCS 18.22, -1.56, -7.89%) fell in London, while Bank of America /quotes/comstock/13*!bac/quotes/nls/bac (BAC 15.47, -1.02, -6.19%) and J.P. Morgan Chase /quotes/comstock/13*!jpm/quotes/nls/jpm (JPM 40.54, -2.86, -6.59%) saw marginal losses ahead of the open.

GE /quotes/comstock/13*!ge/quotes/nls/ge (GE 16.02, -0.48, -2.91%) led the pack of firms releasing results Friday, posting fourth-quarter earnings of 28 cents a share on revenue of $41.4 billion, just past what analysts were expecting. Shares in GE rose over 2% in preopen trade. The company said it sees solid growth in 2011 and beyond.

McDonald's /quotes/comstock/13*!mcd/quotes/nls/mcd (MCD 63.20, +0.19, +0.30%) was marginally higher as it reported earnings of $1.10 per share, including an 8 cents a share benefit. Analysts were expecting earnings of $1.01 a share.

Google /quotes/comstock/15*!goog/quotes/nls/goog (GOOG 582.98, +2.57, +0.44%) fell 3.7% as the Internet services giant's nearly $2 billion in profits didn't top some expectations.

Gold futures were down $13 to $1,090.30 an ounce, while crude oil futures fell 26 cents to $75.82 a barrel. Concerns over weak energy demand continued to weigh on crude.

The dollar was under pressure, giving up some of the week's gains versus major rivals. Analysts said investors were unwinding some risk after jitters caused by Obama's bank proposals. The yen has tended to benefit the most when risk appetite declines.

"I think a lot of people had been making a lot of profit on long dollar positions this week probably wanted to take all risk off the table going into the weekend when there's such a dramatic announcement as this," Elizabeth Gregory, currency strategist at ACM in Geneva said.

Barbara Kollmeyer is an editor for MarketWatch in Madrid.


NYSE Arca Morning Update - 08:30:00 ET

NYSE Arca Morning Update for Friday, Jan 22, 2010 :

STOCKS TRADING ON NYSE Arca AT A PRICE 15% OR MORE AWAY FROM
THE PREVIOUS TRADE DAY'S CONSOLIDATED CLOSE PRICE (AS OF 08:30:00 ET)

Stock Thursday's Close Current Price Pct Change Current NYSE ARCA Vol
ACHN $2.60 $2.14 (17.7%) 52,125
PCYC $3.97 $3.27 (17.5%) 600


10 MOST ACTIVE STOCKS ON NYSE ARCA AS OF 08:30:00 ET

BASED ON DOLLARS TRADED: | BASED ON SHARES TRADED:
Stock $ Volume Price PctChg | Stock Share Vol Price PctChg
SPY $135768817 $111.43 ( 0.2%) | C 5,968,779 $3.30 0.5%
GOOG $38,059,527 $562.32 ( 3.5%) | SPY 1,219,658 $111.43 ( 0.2%)
C $19,540,681 $3.30 0.5% | GE 1,178,262 $16.45 2.8%
GE $19,170,569 $16.45 2.8% | BAC 655,554 $15.35 ( 0.7%)
QQQQ $14,779,343 $45.41 ( 0.2%) | XLF 528,643 $14.60 ( 0.5%)
BAC $10,064,732 $15.35 ( 0.7%) | UNG 367,621 $10.35 2.7%
XLF $7,712,953 $14.60 ( 0.5%) | QQQQ 326,099 $45.41 ( 0.2%)
FCX $6,761,446 $74.65 ( 2.2%) | UBS 322,027 $14.38 ( 2.4%)
BHP $6,491,795 $74.09 ( 0.9%) | SOMX 268,558 $2.80 112%
GLD $6,141,560 $107.27 ( 0.1%) | ONT 217,193 $0.72 ( 0.4%)


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Indications: U.S. stock futures nudge up after rout

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By Barbara Kollmeyer, MarketWatch

MADRID (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stock futures were pointing higher on Friday, as investors turned their focus to key earnings to come from General Electric, McDonald's and others, after the rout in the previous session owing to threats of profit-hindering regulation for banks.

Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average were up 15 points to 10,354. Those for the S&P 500 were up 2.5 points to 1,113.60, and futures for the Nasdaq 100 rose 4.25 points to 1,845.25.

U.S. stocks suffered their worst one-day decline in nearly three months Thursday as bank shares tumbled under the threat of new regulations, and the basic-materials sector fell on global tightening worries. The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 213.27 points or 2%, in its second straight triple-digit point decline.

President Barack Obama proposed the most extensive curbs on market speculation by banks since the outbreak of the recent financial crisis, which came as markets fretted over prospects of China cooling its economy further. Asia stocks suffered sharp losses Friday, focused on commodity-linked shares and financials overnight, while Europe was also down with banks lower.

But analysts said U.S. markets could regroup a bit on Friday, with focus returning to earnings due from General Electric /quotes/comstock/13*!ge/quotes/nls/ge (GE 16.02, -0.48, -2.91%) , McDonald's /quotes/comstock/13*!mcd/quotes/nls/mcd (MCD 63.20, +0.19, +0.30%) and Kimberly-Clark /quotes/comstock/13*!kmb/quotes/nls/kmb (KMB 61.11, -0.98, -1.58%) among others before the opening bell. Expected strong results from GE will likely give the market a boost, said Christian Tegllund Blaabjerg, Copenhagen-based market strategist at Saxo Bank.

He said investors should remember Obama's bank proposals won't get anywhere if they aren't put into practice on a global scale, which may be impossible. "Short-term fluctuations will happen on the back of this, sure, but in the longer term, there is no way there will be a global agreement on how to implement these proposals," said Blaabjerg.

He also sees little impact on most bank earnings, outside of perhaps Goldman Sachs /quotes/comstock/13*!gs/quotes/nls/gs (GS 161.16, -6.92, -4.12%) , from the proposals. "When people starting to look at these proposals in more depth, I think they will realize this is not going to curb earnings for the big banks," he said.

Among shares on the move, Advanced Micro Devices /quotes/comstock/13*!amd/quotes/nls/amd (AMD 8.99, +0.12, +1.35%) slipped 5% in preopen trade. The company registered its first profitable quarter in three years, helped by a settlement with Intel /quotes/comstock/15*!intc/quotes/nls/intc (INTC 20.84, -0.24, -1.14%) late Thursday.

Google /quotes/comstock/15*!goog/quotes/nls/goog (GOOG 582.98, +2.57, +0.44%) was down over 3% in preopen. The company topped analysts' views with fourth-quarter sales gains late Thursday.

The economic calendar for the U.S. on Friday has no releases scheduled.

Gold futures were down $6.90 to $1,096.40 an ounce, while crude oil futures were up 26 cents to $76.33 a barrel.

The dollar slipped against the yen, owing to a fall in Asian equities that usually prompts investors to seek the perceived safer, lower-yielding yen that benefits whenever investors are averse to risk.

Barbara Kollmeyer is an editor for MarketWatch in Madrid.


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