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Wall Street heads toward higher open amid second-quarter earnings

U.S. stock index futures indicated a slightly higher open Tuesday after stocks closed at record highs in the previous session and investors digested second-quarter earnings.

Bank earnings continue to surprise with Goldman Sachs posting better-than-expected results Tuesday. Goldman joins Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, and Bank of America on the list of big U.S. financial institutions topping second-quarter profit forecasts.

Global sentiment dipped Tuesday as oil markets edged lower. European stocks fell lower with the DAX down more than 1 percent in afternoon trade. In Asia, markets closed mixed with the Nikkei climbing despite shares of heavily weighted SoftBank tumbling around 10 percent after its $32 billion bid for a British chip firm.

On Monday, U.S. stocks closed at all-time highs as Bank of America's quarterly results helped investor confidence going into earnings season. The Dow Jones industrial average ended about 15 points higher, with Goldman Sachs and Home Depot contributing the most gains. The blue-chip index extended its winning streak to seven days, with a fifth straight day of record closes.

On Tuesday, Microsoft, Cintas and Discover Financial are due to report after the closing bell.

CNBC's Kate Rooney contributed to this report