Dow to Peek Up Ahead of Earnings

U.S. stock index futures were slightly higher Monday morning, as market participants awaited further earnings reports.

Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 10 points to 26,418.

Futures for the S&P 500 slid 0.75 points at 2,911.75

NASDAQ futures fell five points, or 0.1%, to 7,647.25

Corporate earnings will be the biggest focus Monday, with two of the biggest Wall Street banks reporting.

Citigroup and Goldman Sachs will update investors before the bell as well as Charles Schwab and M&T Bank.

On the data front, there will be Empire State manufacturing data Monday morning.

Overseas, in Japan, the Nikkei 225 jumped 1.4% Friday, while in Hong Kong, the Hang Seng Index faded 0.3%.

Oil prices dipped 68 cents to $63.21 U.S. a barrel.

Gold prices $4.30 to $1,290.50 U.S. an ounce.