REFILE-US STOCKS-Wall St to dip at open after three-day run; earnings eyed

lunes 13 de abril de 2015 09:04 GYT

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* Big banks due to report results this week

* Qualcomm rises after investors urge spinoff of unit

* Builders FirstSource to buy ProBuild for $1.63 bln

* Futures off: Dow 34 pts, S&P 4 pts, Nasdaq 0.25 pt

By Tanya Agrawal

April 13 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were set for a slightly lower open after three straight days of gains, as the corporate earnings season was poised to kick into high gear with a slew of reports this week.

Big banks, including JPMorgan Chase and Bank of America, are due to report results for the first quarter, providing an expected bright spot in an otherwise gloomy quarter. Profits of companies on the S&P 500 are projected to have declined 2.9 percent in the first three months from a year ago, according to Thomson Reuters data.

The dollar rose 0.6 percent against a basket of major currencies to reach 99.986, its highest in four weeks. Market participants have been concerned over the impact of the currency's strength on the profits of multinational companies.   Continuación...