Market Snapshot: U.S. stock futures point to modest gains, with Apple set to take the spotlight

U.S. stock futures indicated Wall Street will see modest gains Tuesday amid a wave of corporate earnings, including reports from Dow constituents Merck and Procter & Gamble and Apple after the close of trading.

Adding to the mix will be updates from the housing and consumer fronts.

Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average YMZ6, +0.07% rose 12 points, or less than 0.1%, to 18,146.00 and futures for the Nasdaq-100 NQZ6, +0.15% were higher by 9.50 points, or 0.2%, to 4,912.00. S&P 500 futures SPZ6, +0.08% pared their gain to 2.45 points, or 0.1%, at 2,146.75.

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