US STOCKS-Wall St set for muted open as investors assess earnings
* Mattel sinks after revenue misses estimates
* Jobless claims unexpectedly fall last week
* Futures up: Dow 2 pts, S&P 1.75 pts, Nasdaq 4.25 pts (Adds details, comment, updates prices)
By Abhiram Nandakumar
April 21 (Reuters) - U.S. stock indexes were set to open little changed on Thursday as oil prices steadied and investors assessed a raft of earnings reports that could provide fresh catalysts to drive the market.
Crude prices hovered near five-month highs after the International Energy Agency said 2016 would see the biggest fall in non-OPEC production in more than two decades.
Better-than-expected results and a recent rebound in oil pushed the S&P 500 closer towards its record high of 2,134.72.
S&P 500 companies are seen reporting a 7.5 percent fall in first-quarter profit on average, and a 1.3 percent decline in revenue, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.
However, market analysts say investors seem to be looking past the lowered expectations for earnings and revenue growth, and booking short-term profits. Continuación...