U.S. stock futures were indicating a stronger start for Wall Street on Friday, with investors keeping a close eye on trade talks between the U.S. and China and on persistently higher bond yields.
Dow Jones Industrial Average futures rose 41 points, or 0.2%, to 24,744, while S&P 500 futures rose 5.1 points, or 0.2%, to 2,723.50. Nasdaq-100 futures climbed 18 points, or 0.3%, to 6,923.50.
On Thursday, the Dow slipped 54.95 points, or 0.2%, to 24,713.98, the S&P 500 index shed less than 0.1% to 2,720.13, and the technology-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index gave up 0.2% to 7,382.47.
Meanwhile, the small-cap benchmark Russell 2000 index rose 0.6% on the day, scoring its second straight closing record at 1,625.29, up 0.6%.
With one session left to go for the week, the Dow is set to drop 0.5%, with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq looking at losses of 0.3% each.