US STOCKS-Futures lower, but Goldman and J&J earnings limit drop

martes 19 de julio de 2016 07:42 GYT

* Futures: Dow up 14 pts, S&P down 3.75 pts, Nasdaq down 9.75 pts

By Yashaswini Swamynathan

July 19 (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures were lower on Tuesday, mirroring global stocks, amid a dip in oil prices and as Netflix's weak report threatened to dent optimism about the earnings season.

* However, the futures were off their lows after Dow components Goldman Sachs and J&J reported better-than-expected profits.

* Goldman's shares rose 1 percent to $165 premarket immediately after issuing results. J&J's shares were up 3 percent at $126.80.

* Netflix slumped 12 percent to $87.18 after adding fewer customers than expected in the second quarter and cutting its growth forecast.

* UnitedHealth shares dropped 1.6 percent to $138.50 on worries about the health insurer's costs related to Obamacare plans, even though its profit beat estimates.

* World shares dipped for only the second time in nine days on Tuesday, due to a drop in oil prices and data that showed Britain's vote to quit the European Union dented German business confidence.

* The S&P and the Dow embarked on a record-breaking run after strong U.S. jobs data on July 8 reaffirmed the health of the economy. That also helped a rally in global stocks.   Continuación...