U.S. stocks looked set for a fall at the open Friday, but were heading for a weekly win, as investors focused on what the next batch of earnings reports could bring.
Dow Jones Industrial Average futures fell 69 points, or 0.3%, to 24,568, while S&P 500 futures shed 5.4 points, or 0.2%, to 2,687.75. Nasdaq-100 futures were 27.50 points lower at 6,753.50, down 0.4%.
Declines in the consumer staples, real estate and technology groups dragged stocks lower Thursday. The Dow closed 0.3% lower at 24,664.89 and moved back into negative territory for the year. The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite finished with losses of 0.6% and 0.8%, respectively.
For the week, as of Thursday, the Nasdaq is ahead with a gain of around 2%, while the Dow and S&P 500 are set to rise 1.4% and 1.3%, respectively.
Source : Marketwatch