US STOCKS-Dow, S&P poised for record high on strong earnings
* Dow on track for 9-straight day of gains
* Morgan Stanley up as profit tops expectations
* Microsoft gains after results handily beat estimates
* Futures up: Dow 51 pts, S&P 5 pts, Nasdaq 12.75 pts (Adds details, quotes, updates prices)
By Tanya Agrawal and Anya George Tharakan
July 20 (Reuters) - Wall Street was set to open higher on Wednesday, with the Dow and S&P 500 on track to hit fresh records, as results from Morgan Stanley and Microsoft helped spur optimism about corporate earnings.
Microsoft was up 5.3 percent at $55.90 in premarket trading after its results handily beat expectations, ahead of a raft of earnings from other tech behemoths.
Morgan Stanley was up 3 percent at $29.05 after its profit topped analysts' estimates, rounding off upbeat results from the six biggest Wall Street banks.
While the stock market has been on a record-settling rally, investors have been keeping a sharp eye on corporate earnings to see if they can help sustain the momentum. Continuación...