* Disney looks for cost savings, ponders layoffs-sources
* Netflix to carry some Warner Bros shows
* Amazon up on Morgan Stanley view
* Futures: Dow off 13 pts, S&P down 1.3 pts, Nasdaq up 1 pt
NEW YORK, Jan 7 U.S. stock index futures fell on
Monday, with markets expected to consolidate after the S&P 500
index closed at a five-year high on Friday.
* Last week was the best for U.S. stocks in more than a year
as a budget deal and economic data boosted investor confidence.
* Financial shares will be in focus a day after global
regulators gave banks four more years and greater flexibility to
build up cash buffers, scaling back moves that aimed to help
prevent another financial crisis.
* By spurring credit, the easing of the bank rule may help
support growth, boosting investments in equities and other risk
* S&P 500 futures dipped 1.3 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 13
points, and Nasdaq 100 futures added 1 point.
* Walt Disney Co started an internal cost cutting
review several weeks ago that may include layoffs at its studio
and other units, three people with knowledge of the effort told
* Video-streaming service Netflix Inc said it will
carry previous seasons of some popular shows produced by Time
Warner's Warner Bros Television.
* Major U.S. technology companies could miss estimates for
fourth-quarter earnings as budget worries likely led some
corporate clients to tighten their belts last month.
* Amazon shares rose 2.3 percent in premarket
trading after Morgan Stanley raised is rating on the stock to
"overweight" from "equal weight."