US STOCKS-Futures dip; home price, confidence data eyed

* DuPont reports higher-than-expected profit

* Ford profit exceeds view

* Consumer confidence, Case/Shiller on tap

* Futures off: S&P 1.6 pts, Dow 25 pts, Nasdaq 4.5 pts

* For up-to-the-minute market news see [STXNEWS/US]

NEW YORK, Oct 26 (BestGrowthStock) – U.S. stock index futures
dipped on Tuesday, the day after the market hit a
five-and-a-half month high, while the dollar steadied.

* Corporate earnings will be in focus as DuPont and Co
(DD.N: ) posted higher-than-expected profit as sales rose across
all business units, while Ford Motor Co (F.N: ) posted a profit
that exceeded estimates and said it expected to eliminate its
net debt by year-end. For details, see [ID:nN26105203] and

* Late Monday, Texas Instruments Inc (TXN.N: ) warned that
fourth-quarter revenue will be hurt by slowing demand, but
quarterly results topped expectations.

* Bristol-Myers Squibb Co (BMY.N: ) is also due to report
later Tuesday. [ID:nN25274454]

* Equities and the dollar have formed an inverse
relationship exacerbated by expectations the U.S. Federal
Reserve will embark on another round of economic stimulus. The
greenback steadied Tuesday, with investors wary of pushing it
lower. The dollar index (Read more about the global trade. ) (.DXY: ) was up 0.2 percent. For a Q+A,
see [ID:nN2199257]

* Stocks rose to a five-and-a-half month high on Monday as
a falling dollar, partly driven by expectations of further Fed
stimulus, prompted investors to buy riskier assets.

* S&P 500 futures (SPc1: ) dipped 1.6 points and were below
fair value, a formula that evaluates pricing by taking into
account interest rates, dividends and time to expiration on the
contract. Dow Jones industrial average futures (DJc1: ) slipped
25 points, and Nasdaq 100 futures (NDc1: ) gave up 4.50 points.

* Economic data on tap includes October consumer confidence
and the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index for August. Consumer
confidence is expected to rise to 49.2 from 48.5 the month
before, while the home price index is forecast to fall 0.2
percent, compared with a 0.1 percent drop in July. [ECI/US]

* In Europe, UBS AG (UBSN.VX: )(UBS.N: ) reported an unexpected
investment banking loss, sending its U.S.-listed shares down 4
percent to $17.20 in premarket trading. [ID:nLDE69O0N5]
(Reporting by Leah Schnurr; editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)

US STOCKS-Futures dip; home price, confidence data eyed