June 6 Premarket Briefing: 10 Things You Should Know
Updated from 6:50 a.m. EDT
Here are 10 things you should know for Friday, June 6:
1. -- U.S. stock futures were higher and European stocks rose following Thursday's stimulus announcements by the European Central Bank.
Asian shares ended Friday's session mostly lower. Japan's Nikkei 225 closed nearly flat.,
2. -- The economic calendar in the U.S. on Friday includes the nonfarm payrolls report for May at 8:30 a.m. EDT. Nonfarm payrolls are expected to have increased 218,000, down from April's gain of 288,000, according to economists surveyed by Reuters. Consumer credit for April is due at 3 p.m.
3. -- U.S. stocks on Thursday rose to record heights on Thursday as markets cheered the ECB's unprecedented moves to help stimulate the eurozone economy.
The S&P 500 closed 0.65% higher to 1,940.46, a record-making level after robust gains over the previous month. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.57% to 16,833.4. The Nasdaq increased 1% to 4,296.23.
4. -- Bank of America
At least $5 billion of that amount is expected to go toward consumer relief consisting of help for homeowners in reducing principal amounts, reducing monthly payments and paying for blight removal in struggling neighborhoods, the people told the newspaper.
The stock fell 0.5% in premarket trading to $15.36.
5. -- U.S. authorities negotiating with BNP Paribas over alleged sanctions violations at one point suggested that France's biggest bank pay a penalty as high as $16 billion, Reuters reported, citing people familiar with the matter.
Reuters said a $16 billion settlement would have pushed BNP's penalty above the biggest ever for a bank -- JPMorgan Chase
6. -- General Motors
Barra's public events on Thursday were accompanied by the release of a highly critical 300-page report detailing the results of an internal investigation by former U.S. attorney Anton Valukas.
The stock fell another 0.3% in premarket trading on Friday.
7. -- Walmart
Walmart's Doug McMillon, named CEO in February, has to deal with a decline of five consecutive quarters in U.S. sales as well as a fall in shoppers.