US STOCKS-Dow, S&P poised for record high on strong earnings

miércoles 20 de julio de 2016 08:51 GYT

* 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...