US STOCKS-Indexes set for higher open as crude prices steady

martes 29 de diciembre de 2015 10:04 GYT

* Crude oil prices rebounds after Monday's rout

* Exxon, Chevron up more than a percent

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* Futures up: Dow 129 pts, S&P 13.75 pts, Nasdaq 31 pts (Adds details, comment, updates prices)

By Abhiram Nandakumar

Dec 29 (Reuters) - U.S. stock indexes were set to open higher on Tuesday as crude oil recovered some of its Monday losses.

Crude prices edged up as colder weather entered Europe and North America, raising hopes of a short-term uptick in the tepid demand that has plagued the commodity this year.

Exxon and Chevron shares were up 1.2 percent in premarket trading.

"What we might see here, besides the fact that oil prices are steadier this morning, is bargain hunting, which could come in the form of window dressing," said Peter Cardillo, chief market economist at First Standard Financial in New York.   Continuación...