US STOCKS-Indexes set to open up, bouncing off last week's rout

lunes 11 de enero de 2016 10:04 GYT

* Oil prices fall for sixth day in a row

* Baxalta up after buyout deal with Shire

* Alcoa to kick off earnings season after close

* Futures up: Dow 90 pts, S&P 12.5 pts, Nasdaq 24 pts (Adds details, comment, updates prices)

By Abhiram Nandakumar

Jan 11 (Reuters) - U.S. stock indexes were set to open slightly higher on Monday as Wall Street comes off its worst-ever start to a year and the corporate earnings season kicks off.

Global stocks were mixed as jittery investors looked for stability after a bruising start to the year due to declining oil prices and mounting worries about a China-led slowdown in global economic growth.

The S&P 500 slid 6 percent and the Nasdaq dropped 7.3 percent last week. Not even a surge in U.S. nonfarm payrolls in December stemmed the bleeding.

"A relief rally would be expected at some point during the recent precipitous fall," said Andre Bakhos, managing director at Janlyn Capital LLC in Bernardsville, New Jersey.   Continuación...