Futures slip as bond yields rise, BofA up on strong consumer lending
18 Apr 2022
S&P 500 is trading down 1.21% at 4392.60
U.S. stock index futures dipped on Monday as Treasury yields continued to rise in expectation of a tighter monetary policy, while Bank of America wrapped up earnings from Wall Street lenders with a better-than-expected quarterly profit.
Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC), the second-largest U.S. bank by assets, edged 1% higher in premarket trading after recording a strong growth in its consumer lending business.
Market response to first-quarter bank earnings have been mixed as JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM), Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS) and Citigroup Inc (NYSE:C) combined put aside $3.36 billion in credit loss reserves due to risks from the Ukraine war and rising inflation.
Overall, analysts expect aggregate annual S&P 500 earnings growth of 6.3%, as of last week, less optimistic than the 7.5% growth projected at the start of the year, according to Refinitiv data.
However, Tesla Inc rose 0.8% as the electric automaker began preparing to reopen its Shanghai plants as the city speeds up efforts to get back to normal after a nearly three-week COVID shutdown.
Data earlier showed China’s economy slowed in March despite better-than-expected first-quarter growth numbers, worsening an outlook already clouded by COVID-19 curbs and the Ukraine war.
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