U.S. stocks were shaping up to build on the prior session’s losses Tuesday, though a stream of earnings reports could provide a cue for a shift.
Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 49 points, or 0.2%, to 24,082, while those for the S&P 500 dropped 2.75 points, or 0.1%, to 2,644.25. Nasdaq-100 futures shed 12 points, or 0.2%, to 6,601.
The indicated losses come after a negative session on Monday, when the Dow industrials pulled back 0.6%, the S&P 500 dropped 0.8% and the Nasdaq Composite Index gave up 0.8%.
For the month of April, the Dow logged a 0.3% gain, cutting its year-to-date loss to 2.3%. The S&P rose 0.3% in April, but is still down 1% in 2018. The tech-laden Nasdaq rose less than 0.1% on the month, with a year-to-date advance of 2.4%.