Futures for the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq 100 were up 0.05 percent and 0.2 percent, respectively, at 5:47 a.m. EDT, while futures for the Dow Jones industrial average were down 0.2 percent.

* Goldman Sachs shares in Frankfurt jumped 8.1 percent after the bank posted a much higher-than-expected first quarter profit, taking on more trading risk, and said it planned a $5 billion common share sale to help pay back government funds.

* Citigroup shares in Frankfurt soared 31 percent while JP Morgan jumped 9 percent.

* The bank results lifted European financials, and the FTSEurofirst 300 index of top European shares <.FTEU3> was up 2.1 percent, boosted also by gains in mining stocks, which tracked copper higher.

Tuesday is the first day of trading for European stocks after the Easter break -- U.S. markets were open on Monday and ended mixed with the S&P 500 <.SPX> and Nasdaq <.IXIC> slightly higher, and the Dow <.DJI> slightly lower.

* General Motors fell 15 percent in Frankfurt on fears that the U.S. government would push the automaker into a bankruptcy that could wipe out existing equity.

* Chipmaker Intel is set to kick off tech earnings season, with results eyed closely for guidance on the semiconductor market.

* Healthcare group Johnson & Johnson is expected to earn $1.22 a share excluding items, down from $1.26 a year earlier, according to Reuters estimates.

* U.S. Federal Chairman Ben Bernanke is scheduled to give a lecture, entitled Four questions about the Financial Crisis, at 1730 GMT in Atlanta, Georgia.

* On the macroeconomics front, March retail sales are due at 1230 GMT, as was March producer price data.

* The Energy Information Administration is to present its outlook for gasoline and other fuels with the release of its short-term energy outlook.

* The Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter, that Chrysler's creditors planned to make a counteroffer to the U.S. Treasury this week in which they might ask for equity in a firm combining Chrysler with potential partner Fiat in exchange for concessions.

(Reporting by Sitaraman Shankar; editing by Karen Foster)