* Wal-Mart profit falls as severe winter deters shoppers
* Data on jobless claims, consumer price index on tap
* Futures: Dow off 12 pts, S&P off 2 pts, Nasdaq up 3 pts
NEW YORK, May 15 U.S. stock index futures were
little changed on Thursday ahead of a slew of economic data that
could provide a better picture of the health of the economy.
* Wal-Mart Stores Inc reported a 5 percent fall in
quarterly profit as severe winter weather hurt comparable sales
in the United States. The stock was down 3 percent in premarket
* Kohl's Corp shares fell 2 percent in premarket
trade following the company's earnings results.
* At 8:30 a.m. EDT (1230 GMT), consumer price index for
April and weekly jobless claims data are due.
* The New York Fed's Empire State and Philadelphia Fed
manufacturing surveys are due at 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. EDT,
respectively. Industrial production data is due at 9:15 a.m. ET.
* Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is due to deliver a
speech on Thursday evening at a Small Business Administration
event in Washington.
* S&P 500 e-mini futures fell 2.1 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 e-mini futures
lost 12 points while Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures added 3
* U.S. stocks fell on Wednesday, with the Dow and S&P 500
retreating from recent record highs, as small caps resumed their
sell-off and consumer discretionary shares lagged.
* Shares of Cisco Systems Inc could be in the
spotlight after the network equipment maker posted a
shallower-than-expected 5.5 percent drop in quarterly revenue.
The stock was up 6.5 percent in premarket trade.
(Reporting by Angela Moon; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)