U.S. stock index futures pointed to a mixed open on Thursday after all big banks tested by the Federal Reserve got their capital repurchase programs approved.
Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Citigroup and Bank of America all traded at least 1 percent higher.
For the first time in seven years, the Feddid not object to any of the capital plans of 34 banks it reviewed in the second part of the annual stress tests implemented in the wake of the financial crisis.
Investors also geared up for a slew of data announcements during trade, while keeping an eye on the central banking sphere.
In data news, the final read on first-quarter U.S. GDP showed the economy grew at an annualized rate of 1.4 percent, more than the previous read of 1.2 percent annualized growth. Meanwhile, weekly jobless claims came in at 244,000, slightly above expectations.
Investors will likely be keeping a close eye on yields in the bond market, as yields move higher.