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US futures rise on earnings

New York - US stock index futures edged higher on Tuesday following better-than-expected results from companies such as Pfizer and Merck and ahead of data on home prices and consumer sentiment.

The US bourse is set to open higher as European leaders get ready to meet. Credit: REUTERS

The Fed could make subtle yet telling changes to its policy statement due Wednesday, as it plans how and when to eventually raise interest rates.

Dow Jones industrial average e-mini futures rose 33 points and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures added 7 points.

Shares of the weight-loss and nutrition products company slid 11.4 percent in premarket trading. - Reuters

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