NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stock index futures slipped on Tuesday after the S&P 500 hit yet another intraday record in the previous session, with markets expected to drift sideways ahead of Congressional testimony from Fed chairman Ben Bernanke on Wednesday.
* The U.S. economic calendar is thin and the market will continue to be vulnerable after the S&P and Dow industrials hit record highs on Monday. However, he expectation of continuing accommodative monetary policy from the Federal Reserve should continue to lend support to equities.
* The housing market recovery helped Home Depot report higher quarterly sales and earnings, prompting the world's largest home improvement chain to boost its sales outlook for the year. Its shares rose 4 percent in premarket trading.
* S&P 500 futures fell 2 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 rose 4 points, and Nasdaq 100 futures lost 3 points.
* Carnival Corporation & Plc slashed its full-year earnings outlook for the second time in less than three months as it expects lower revenue due to the lower ticket pricing it is employing to attract passengers following a string of high-profile mishaps. Its U.S. shares dropped 9.3 percent in premarket trading.
* Best Buy shares dipped 0.6 percent in premarket trading after the world's largest consumer electronics chain reported weaker-than-expected quarterly sales and warned that investments to win back shoppers could squeeze profits in the near term.
* Shares of JPMorgan Chase & Co dipped 0.2 percent premarket as final ballots come in on a proposal to strip the bank's chairman and chief executive Jamie Dimon of his chairman title. Investors worry about what will happen if shareholders win what will likely be a close vote.
* Apple chef executive Tim Cook is expected to testify before Congress later on Tuesday after a U.S. Senate report on the company's offshore tax structure said the iPhone maker has kept billions of dollars in profits in Irish subsidiaries to pay little or no taxes to any government. Apple shares fell 0.8 percent in premarket trading.
(Reporting by Rodrigo Campos; Editing by Nick Zieminski)