US STOCKS-Wall St set for higher open after McDonald's beat
* McDonald's up as China demand recovers
* Dow Chemicals, Southwest Airlines up after results beat
* Caterpillar falls after results
* Hospital operators tank
* Futures up: Dow 82 pts, S&P 7.5 pts, Nasdaq 23.5 pts (Adds details, comment, updates prices)
By Abhiram Nandakumar
Oct 22 (Reuters) - Wall Street was set to open higher on Thursday after strong results from McDonald's and eBay lifted sentiments and jobless claims data supported evidence of a strengthening labor market.
Shares of Dow component McDonald's jumped 7.5 percent to $110.20 premarket after its quarterly earnings and revenue beat estimates as demand recovered in China.
Dow Chemicals rose 4.8 percent to $49.75 premarket, while Southwest Airlines rose 2.9 percent to $42.25 after both reported strong results. Continuación...