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US Stock Futures Mixed Ahead Of Earnings, Economic Data

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US stock futures are mixed this morning. Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average surged 5 points to 14,753.00 and S&P 500 index futures fell 1 point to 1,587.20. Nasdaq 100 futures gained 0.75 points to 2,859.50.

US stocks closed higher on Monday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average gaining 0.72% to 14,818.75, the S&P 500 index jumping 0.72% to 1,593.61 and the Nasdaq 100 index rising 0.85% to 3,307.02.

The ICSC-Goldman comparable store sales index will be released at 7:45 a.m. ET, while the employment cost index for the first quarter will be released at 8:30 a.m. ET. The Johnson Redbook Retail Sales Index will be released at 8:55 a.m. ET. The S&P/Case-Shiller home price index for February will be released at 9:00 a.m. ET, while the Chicago PMI for April will be released at 9:45 a.m. ET. The Conference Board's consumer confidence index for April and the State Street Investor Confidence Index for April will be released at 10:00 a.m. ET. Data on farm prices will be released at 3:00 p.m. ET.

Herbalife (NYSE: HLF) reported upbeat quarterly earnings and lifted its 2013 forecast.

Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ: BWLD) reported a 10% drop in its first-quarter net income.

Aetna (NYSE: AET) is expected to report its Q1 earnings at $1.39 per share on revenue of $9.64 billion. Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) is estimated to report its Q1 earnings at $0.52 per share on revenue of $21.41 billion. Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) is estimated to report its Q1 earnings at $0.56 per share on revenue of $14.00 billion. United States Steel (NYSE: X) is expected to post a Q1 loss at $0.19 per share on revenue of $4.66 billion.

Fresh Del Monte Produce (NYSE: FDP) is expected to report its Q1 earnings at $0.95 per share on revenue of $877.20 million. TRW Automotive Holdings (NYSE: TRW) is projected to report its Q1 earnings at $1.43 per share on revenue of $4.13 billion. Domino's Pizza (NYSE: DPZ) is estimated to report its Q1 earnings at $0.55 per share on revenue of $413.77 million. The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU) is estimated to post its Q1 earnings at $0.32 per share on revenue of $1.35 billion.

Office Depot (NYSE: ODP) is projected to report its Q1 earnings at $0.05 per share on revenue of $2.77 billion. Huntsman (NYSE: HUN) is projected to report its Q1 earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $2.71 billion. The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE: MHP) is expected to report its Q1 earnings at $0.73 per share on revenue of $1.17 billion. Marathon Petroleum (NYSE: MPC) is estimated to report its Q1 earnings at $2.16 per share on revenue of $19.80 billion.

European markets were mostly higher today. The STOXX Europe 600 Index gained 0.12%, London's FTSE 100 Index gained 0.03%, French CAC 40 Index fell 0.27% and German DAX 30 index rose 0.71%.

Asian markets ended mostly higher, with Japan's Nikkei Stock Average dropping 0.17% and Australia's S&P/ASX 200 index rising 1.18%. Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose 0.69% and India's Sensex climbed 0.59%.

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