US STOCKS-Futures point to lower open with indexes at records

lunes 7 de julio de 2014 08:47 GYT

* Indexes at records; Dow topped 17,000 on Thursday

* CBOE Volatility index at lowest since Feb 2007

* Focus turns to upcoming earnings season

* Futures down: Dow 40 pts, S&P 5.25 pts, Nasdaq 9.5 pts (Updates prices, adds European shares and company news)

By Ryan Vlastelica

NEW YORK, July 7 (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly lower open on Monday, indicating a modest pullback from record levels as investors held off from making big plays ahead of the start to earnings season.

* A strong June jobs report lifted Wall Street to multiple records on Thursday, the final trading session before the Independence Day holiday, with the Dow rising above 17,000 for the first time ever.

* While the market's uptrend is still viewed as intact, trading may be light with few major catalysts on deck. Action may pick up later this week with the release of results from Alcoa Inc and Wells Fargo & Co.

* Dozens of major companies are scheduled to report next week, including numerous Dow components. Investors see a slight chance that profits for S&P 500 companies could return to double-digit growth for the first time in nearly three years.   Continuación...