US STOCKS-Wall Street to open higher on data, Home Depot results

martes 19 de agosto de 2014 09:16 GYT

* July housing starts top expectations

* Home Depot climbs after earnings, outlook

* Consumer prices barely rise in July

* Elizabeth Arden plunges after results

* Futures up: Dow 53 pts, S&P 4.5 pts, Nasdaq 10 pts (Adds data, updates prices)

By Chuck Mikolajczak

NEW YORK, Aug 19 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were poised for a higher open on Tuesday, putting the S&P 500 on track for a second straight day of gains, after solid earnings from Home Depot and supportive economic data on inflation and the housing market.

* Dow component Home Depot gained 3.8 percent to $86.80 in premarket trade after the world's largest home improvement retailer reported earnings and revenue that topped Wall Street expectations and raised its full-year profit forecast.