Updated from 6:59 a.m. EST
Here are 10 things you should know for Tuesday, Feb. 25:
1.-- U.S. stock futures were suggesting Wall Street would open lower on Tuesday ahead of consumer-confidence data.
European stocks were lower in early trading. Asian shares finished mostly lower on Tuesday as markets were rattled by a deceleration in the rise of Chinese housing prices in January and weakness in China's currency.
2.-- The economic calendar in the U.S. on Tuesday includes the Case-Shiller 20-City Index for December at 9 a.m. EST, the FHFA Housing Price Index for December at 9:30 a.m. and Consumer Confidence for February at 10 a.m.
3.-- U.S. stocks on Monday rose and the S&P 500 hit a fresh record as expectations of a European Union aid package to the Ukraine boosted European markets, while domestic M&A activity continued.The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.66% to finish at 16,209.13 -- its highest close since Jan. 22 -- while the S&P 500 gained 0.62% to 1,847.71, after hitting an intraday all-time high of 1,858.71. The Nasdaq added 0.69% to 4,292.97.
4.-- The nation's biggest home-improvement retailer, Home Depot (HD) reported Tuesday fourth-quarter earnings of 73 cents a share, up from from 68 cents a share a year earlier, while revenue fell 3% to $17.7 billion, which was below forecasts.
Wall Street expected Home Depot to report earnings of 71 cents a share on revenue of $17.9 billion.
The company provided a fiscal 2014 earnings forecast below analysts' expectations.
Home Depot raised its quarterly dividend by 21% to 47 cents a share.
Home Depot shares rose 2.5% in premarket trading on Tuesday to $79.80.
5.-- The Web site of major bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox is offline Tuesday amid reports it suffered a debilitating theft.