Futures suggest a mixed opening to U.S. stocks on Tuesday, which is loaded with earnings from Wall Street majors and a handful of data releases, following yet another weak performance in the previous session.
Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were up 0.54 percent and futures on the S&P 500 were up 0.51 percent while those on the Nasdaq were down 0.23 percent.
On the earnings front, Tuesday’s calendar includes Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE), Comcast Corp. (NASDAQ:CMCSA) and Ford Motor Co. (NYSE:F) before markets open while AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T), Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) and Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) are among those scheduled to declare earnings after market hours.
On the data calendar, numbers on durable goods orders for December is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. EST. The S&P/Case-Shiller home price index, which tracks monthly changes in the value of homes in 20 metro areas across the country, is due at 9 a.m. And, the Conference Board's consumer confidence index is scheduled to be released at 10 a.m.
In Europe, stocks were upbeat with the Stoxx Europe 600 index trading up 0.68 percent while the FTSE 100 was up 0.34 percent. Germany’s DAX-30 was up 0.68 percent while France's CAC-40 was up 0.74 percent.
In Asia, markets were mixed with Japan’s Nikkei sliding 0.17 percent while Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 fell 1.26 percent. The Shanghai Composite index edged up 0.26 percent and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index was nearly flat. South Korea’s Kospi was up 0.34 percent while India’s BSE Sensex slipped 0.12 percent.