Stock futures pointed to a higher open on Monday as investors were hopeful banks will be able to raise any capital they may need as a result of findings in the government stress tests.
* Fears over the swine flu outbreak eased over the weekend as the Mexican health ministry announced its flu epidemic had passed the worst and experts said the virus might be no more severe than normal flu, although it could still have an impact on world health.
* The amount of capital Citigroup Inc
* The Financial Times reported, citing people close to the situation, that Bank of America Corp
* The government has assessed 19 major U.S. banks to ensure the institutions have sufficient capital to withstand the recession. The results are expected to show banks must raise possibly $150 billion or more in fresh capital.
* S&P 500 futures rose 4.20 points and were above fair value, a formula that evaluates pricing by taking into account interest rates, dividends and time to expiration on the contract. Dow Jones industrial average futures climbed 49 points, and Nasdaq 100 futures added 7.75 points.
* On the data front, investors were awaiting monthly pending home sales data for insight on the health of the housing market.
* In the auto sector, Italy's Fiat SpA
* American International Group Inc
* Stocks rose on Friday as surging oil prices pushed energy shares higher and fresh economic data suggested key parts of the economy could be stabilizing.
* The Nasdaq's gains for the week marked the eighth straight weekly advance for the index, it's longest streak since December 1999. Since rallying from March's bear market low, the S&P 500 is up nearly 30 percent.
(Reporting by Leah Schnurr; Editing by Theodore d'Afflisio)