Wall Street little changed ahead of data

New York - US stock index futures were little changed on Thursday after Wall Street snapped a two-day losing streak, with the market's focus on a batch of economic data including weekly jobless claims.

The US bourse is set to open higher as European leaders get ready to meet. Credit: REUTERS

A Reuters survey of analysts expect a reading of 310,000, slightly down from the previous week's 312,000.

Alcoa shares were up 2.5 percent in premarket trade.

The IPO raised about $427.2 million.

Dow Jones industrial average e-mini futures fell 4 points while Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures added 1 points.

The bank is being accused giving an unfair edge in the United States to high-frequency trading clients even as it claimed to be protecting other customers from such traders.

The European banking sector index shed 0.6 percent.

But the S&P 500's gains followed two days of losses, putting the index on track for a decline of 0.2 percent for the week. - Reuters