U.S. stocks were poised for a slightly weaker open on Tuesday after quarterly results from Citigroup Inc
Citi shed 1.5 percent to $3.37 in premarket trades.
Based on JPMorgan -- the best of breed -- that didn't quite do it for the banks, you can't expect one of the lower tier banks to do much better, said Joe Saluzzi, co-manager of trading at Themis Trading in Chatham, New Jersey.
Eventually people have to realize and come back to reality that government stimulus won't last forever, and these banks will have to stand on their own with a new business model, Saluzzi said.
Kraft Foods lost 2.8 percent to $28.75 after the company agreed to a revised cash-and-stock deal to buy Cadbury for about $19.6 billion, creating the world's top confectioner.
The pace of corporate earnings builds this week, with IBM Corp
S&P 500 futures fell 1.1 points and were below 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 fell 6 points, and Nasdaq 100 futures added 3.75 points.
U.S. markets were closed on Monday for the Martin Luther King Jr Day holiday.
Brink's shares surged 32.6 percent to $41.65 in premarket.
Parker Hannifin Corp
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co
(Editing by Padraic Cassidy)