US STOCKS-Wall St set for lower open as oil, earnings in focus

viernes 15 de abril de 2016 09:00 GYT

* Crude down more than 2 pct

* Citigroup up after results

* S&P financial sector up 4 pct for week

* Futures down: Dow 18 pts, S&P 3 pts, Nasdaq 6.5 pts (Adds details, comment, updates prices)

By Abhiram Nandakumar

April 15 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were set to open lower on Friday as investors worried about whether a potential deal by major oil producers to freeze output would be enough to tackle a global oversupply.

Crude was down more than 2 percent ahead of Sunday's meeting in Doha, led by top exporters Saudi Arabia and Russia.

The nervousness about the outcome of the meeting overshadowed positive Chinese data, which showed the country's gross domestic product grew 6.7 percent in the first quarter in another sign that Asia's largest economy was on the mend.

Citigroup reported a fall in quarterly profit, which topped analysts' estimates. The stock jumped 2.5 percent to $46.11 in premarket trading.   Continuación...