U.S. stock market index futures were higher Tuesday, with the S&P 500 looking to extend its rally after hitting another record high in the previous session, lifted by strong gains in Europe and Japan.
The S&P 500 rose to hit a fresh intraday high in the previous session. So far this year, the Dow has surged an impressive 14 percent, while the S&P and Nasdaq have soared more than 13 percent each.
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In Europe, the financial sector rose after better-than-expected first quarter results from HSBC, Commerzbank and insurer Allianz. Shares of Societe Generale also climbed after the French bank announced a $1.2 billion cost-cutting plan.
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Meanwhile, in Japan, the country's benchmark Nikkei index reached its highest level since the collapse of Lehman Brothers, topping 14,000.The rally was largely fueled by the weakening of the yen, which has lost more than 1 percent since Thursday.
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Among earnings, Discovery Communications posted better-than-expected quarterly results and forecast annual revenue above estimates.
DirecTV rallied after the satellite TV provider blew past Wall Street estimates, helped by better-than-expected growth in Latin America.
Dow component Walt Disney is scheduled to post results after the closing bell. Separately, the conglomerate said it is teaming up with videogames publisher Electronic Arts to develop games based on the "Star Wars" movies.
More than 80 percent of S&P 500 companies have posted quarterly results so far, with 68 percent topping earnings expectations and 22 percent missing forecasts, according to Reuters. If all remaining companies post numbers in line with estimates, earnings will be up 5.1 percent on last year.
But on average, sales have come in 1 percent below estimates, with only 45 percent of companies beating their revenue projections.
On the economic front, the Federal Reserve will release its consumer credit report for March at 3 p.m. New York time. Economists polled by Reuters forecast a $15.0 billion gain, after an $18.4 billion increase in February.
And the Treasury is scheduled to auction $32 billion in 3-year notes with the results available shortly after 1pm ET.
—By CNBC's JeeYeon Park (Follow JeeYeon on Twitter: @JeeYeonParkCNBC)
On Tap This Week:
TUESDAY: 3-yr note auction, consumer credit, Noka annual mtg; Earnings from Walt Disney, Electronic Arts, Marathon Oil, Symantec, Trip Advisor, WholeFoods, Live Nation, WebMD, Zillow
WEDNESDAY: MBA mortgage applications, Fed's Stein speaks, oil inventories, 10-yr note auction, BofA shareholder mtg; Earnings from Toyota, Liberty Interactive, Liberty Media, AOL, Sodastream, Wendy's, Activision Blizzard, Green Mountain Coffee, Groupon, Monster BEverage, NewsCorp, Tesla Motors, Transocean
THURSDAY: BoE announcement, Fed's Lacker speaks, jobless claims, wholesale inventories, natural gas inventories, 30-yr bond auction, Fed's Plosser speaks, Fed balance sheet/money supply, Barclays's investor mtg, Ford annual mtg, weekly rail numbers, chain store sales; Earnings from Dean Foods, Dish Network, Sony, Nvidia, Priceline.com
FRIDAY: Fed's Evans speaks, Bernanke speaks, Fed's George speaks, Treasury budget, G-8 mtg; Earnings from ArcelorMittal, GoldFields
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