NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- U.S. stock index futures were pointing to a mixed open on Wall Street Tuesday.
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In top company headlines, Apple (AAPL) shares gained 0.76% to $99.10 in premarket trading, after a tough week for the stock last week. The anticipated release of the newest iPhone is expected at 1 p.m. EDT when the tech giant holds an event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts, near its headquarters in Cupertino, Calif. Along with a new, larger iPhone and possibly a computerized watch, Apple also could announce Tuesday a mobile payments strategy following several reports the company is working with payments companies Visa (V) , Mastercard (MA) and American Express (AXP) .
Apple has outperformed the S&P 500 by 0.7% over six years based on its performance from past iPhone events to the release date of a new iPhone. But it underperformed by a sharp 7% last year -- the worst performance ever -- according to Brian White, an analyst at Cantor Fitzgerald.
Apple's stock historically has underperformed relative to the S&P 500 in the one-week, two-week and four-week periods after a new iPhone has been released, said the analyst. This time though, he expects a "new dynamic" with the potential for a new product category -- the iWatch --and a more favorable average selling price with a 5.5-inch iPhone 6.
Home Depot's (HD) stock was down 0.63% to $90.25 after its confirmation on Monday that its payment systems were hacked in a data breach that could affect millions of shoppers who used credit and debit cards at its more than 2,000 stores in the U.S. and Canada.
McDonald's (MCD) fell 0.56% to $91.98 after reporting that global same-store sales decreased 3.7% in August, its results damaged by the recent food safety scare in China.
No market-moving U.S. economic reports were expected on Tuesday.
The SPDR Gold Trust ETF (GLD) was up 0.1% to $120.85.
--By Andrea Tse in New York