MARKET SNAPSHOT: U.S. Stock Futures Slip After Mixed Earnings

By Victor Reklaitis, MarketWatchFeaturesDow Jones Newswires

Dollar falls after Senate's health care bill is scuttled

U.S. stock futures on Tuesday pointed lower at the open, as investors grappled with a mixed batch of earnings reports and weaker-than-expected economic data.

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Netflix's earnings-driven leap was offset by drops for Harley-Davidson Inc. and Goldman Sachs Group Inc, following their results.

S&P 500 futures inched down by 6, or 0.2%, to 2,453, while Dow Jones Industrial Average futures were off by 40 points, or 0.2% at 21,540. Nasdaq-100 futures lost 17 points, or 0.3%, to 5,838.

On Monday, the S&P 500 and Dow finished down by less than 0.1% (, edging away from their all-time closing highs hit Friday. The Nasdaq Composite added less than 0.1%, creeping nearer to its June 8 record close.

The dollar ( fell early Tuesday against its main rivals after Republican leaders in the Senate late Monday ditched their effort to repeal and simultaneously replace Obamacare (, also known as the Affordable Care Act.

Individual movers: Shares in Netflix (NFLX) jumped ahead of the bell after the streaming giant late Monday posted larger-than-expected growth in subscribers while reporting quarterly earnings. The stock climbed nearly 9% for the S&P 500's biggest premarket gain.

Read:Netflix hits another major milestone, stock heads for records (

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But Harley-Davidson (HOG) fell more than 9% before the open for the S&P's biggest premarket loss, as the motorcycle maker's better-than-expected earnings for the second quarter were overshadowed by lowered guidance for the year (

Goldman Sachs(GS) shares dropped 1% after quarterly results (

Bank of America(BAC) gave up 0.3% premarket as the banking giant's profit and revenue topped Wall Street's estimates, but trading slumped (

UnitedHealth Group Inc.(UNH) posted quarterly profit that beat expectations and sales that matched forecasts (, while Johnson & Johnson's (JNJ) earnings beat but sales missed (

Charles Schwab(SCHW) and Lockheed Martin Corp.(LMT) are also among the companies expected to post earnings before the open.

Economic news: A June reading on U.S. import prices dropped by 0.2%. A July figure for a home builders' index at is due at 10 a.m. Eastern.

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Other markets:Oil futures ( were gaining, recovering from the prior day's slump. European equities ( were mostly lower, while Asian markets closed mixed ( Gold futures traded modestly higher.

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

July 18, 2017 08:53 ET (12:53 GMT)