US STOCKS-Wall St set for higher open as earnings lift sentiment
* Crude down more than 1 percent
* VMWare, Discover Financial jump after earnings beat
* Intel down after revenue forecast cut
* Futures up: Dow 9 pts, S&P 3 pts, Nasdaq 9 pts (Adds details, comment, updates prices)
By Abhiram Nandakumar
April 20 (Reuters) - U.S. stock indexes were set to open slightly higher on Wednesday as encouraging earnings reports countered oil prices sliding on renewed concerns about global oversupply.
Crude fell more than 1 percent after Kuwaiti oil workers called off a strike that drove up prices and helped the S&P 500 breach 2,100 on Tuesday, about 30 points shy of its record high.
A recent rebound in oil and the U.S. Federal Reserve's accommodative monetary policy helped the index recover from a steep selloff earlier this year.
Investors are sharply focused on the earnings season as they seek catalysts to drive stocks higher. Big-bank earnings reports last week were better than expected and helped lift sentiment. Continuación...