Investors were catching their breath Tuesday morning, a day after U.S. markets notched further gains and benchmark indexes closed at record highs.
U.S. stock futures rose ahead of a session likely to be dominated by earnings data from corporate America.
Shares of DirecTV ( rose in premarket trading after the company reported better-than-expected earnings. )Molson Coors Brewing (, meanwhile, reported sales and profits that fell short of forecasts. )
OfficeMax ( widely missed earnings forecasts and said revenue this year would come in below analysts' estimates. At the same time, the office supply company issued a special dividend of $1.50 a share. )
Also, Walt Disney Company (, which reports earnings after the close, inked a deal with )Electronic Arts ( to )co-develop Star Wars video games.
Whole Foods ( and Kraft spin-off )Mondelez ( are among the other companies set to report results after the market close.. )
European markets climbed in morning trading, driven by strong results from financial firms Societe Generale ( and )HSBC (. )