Market Snapshot: Dow gains more than 200 points as Disney, JPMorgan jump; healthy bank earnings buoy broader market

U.S. stock-index futures on Friday pointed to a solidly higher start for Wall Street as corporate earnings season gets under way, led by the nation’s largest banks. Investors also were digesting Chevron Corp.’s $33 billion proposed acquisition of Anadarko Petroleum, which could color market sentiment.

How are equity benchmarks faring?

Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average YMM9, +0.92% were up 233 points, or 0.9%, at 26,328, while S&P 500 index futures ESM9, +0.63% rose 14.95 points, or 0.6%, to 2,909.75. Nasdaq-100 futures NQM9, +0.48% advanced 38.50 points to 7,656.25, a gain of 0.5%.

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