US STOCKS-Futures point to slight gains; FedEx, Oracle fall

miércoles 19 de marzo de 2014 09:06 GYT

* S&P 500 comes off two-day rally, near record close

* FedEx and Oracle fall after results, Adobe higher

* Investors don't expect curve balls in Fed statement

* Futures up: Dow 22 pts, S&P 2.9 pts, Nasdaq 7.5 pts (Adds FedEx results)

By Ryan Vlastelica

NEW YORK, March 19 (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly higher open on Wednesday, putting major indexes on track for a third day of gains, as investors looked ahead to comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.

* The S&P 500 looked to open near record levels despite sour notes sounded by weak results from FedEx Corp, an economic bellwether, and Oracle Corp.

* FedEx posted third-quarter results that were below expectations and gave a weak full-year profit forecast, saying it had been significantly hurt by winter storms. The stock fell 0.1 percent to $138.50 in premarket trading.

* Geopolitical concerns remained in view after Ukraine's acting defense minister said the country's forces would not withdraw from Crimea after the region voted to join Russia in a disputed referendum.   Continuación...