U.S. stock-index futures were mostly lower on Tuesday, after data on home prices came in just above expectations.
Walgreen shares fell in early New York trading after the drugstore chain reported a 16 percent rise in its fiscal third-quarter earnings from the year-earlier period, but still missed expectations. Dean Foods declined after the Wall Street Journal cited unidentified sources in reporting Federal authorities had asked for information related to an insider-trading probe of investor Carl Icahn from the food-and-beverage supplier.
The Case-Shiller index of home prices rose 10.8 percent in April from the year earlier, and 1.1 percent from the prior month, just above estimates of a 1.0 percent rise.
The data comes an hour ahead of a new-home sales number for May, and comes a day after a report that had existing-home sales rising more than expected last month.
"We expect the improvement in home sales to remain on track even as mortgage rates start to creep up again later this year," said Paul Diggle of Capital Economics in a research note out late on Monday.