U.S. stock futures were lower Friday, in the future after the S&P 500 eked out a 0.1% gain to sever a two-session losing skid. S&P 500 and Dow futures were each down about 0.4%, while Nasdaq futures were flat. All three indexes enter Friday within the red for the week, with the Dow and S&P on pace for his or her worst weeks since June and therefore the Nasdaq set for its worst since May.
Agriculture giant Deere (DE) and retailers Foot Locker (FL) and also the Buckle (BKE) highlighted Friday morning’s earnings reports. All three companies topped Wall Street expectations on the highest and bottom lines.
Shares of Dow component Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) were slightly lower in premarket trading after the pharmaceutical giant announced that executive committee president Joaquin Duato will replace Alex Gorsky as CEO on Jan. 3.
There are not any major government economic reports scheduled for Friday