US stocks are poised to start higher on Thursday after yesterday's plunge on the back of geopolitical worries.
Stock futures are higher as Wall Street attempts to avoid its first back-to-back losses of April https://t.co/9X1gYz6zxs— Lee Garcia (@leegarcia121) 12 April 2018
Several stocks are in focus pre-market and among them is global investment giant Black Rock Inc (NYSE: BLK) whose shares added 2.32% to US$537 in extended trade.
It comes as the group posted a more than 26% increase in first-quarter profit, boosted by the new lower tax rate and higher fees.
The figures are these: Pre-tax income of US$718mln, net income of US$547mln and earnings per diluted share of US$0.77 on record revenue of US$10bn.
It comes as organizers banned the streaming of the platform's films from competition for its refusal to release them in cinemas.