U.S. stock-index futures were slightly higher on Friday, suggesting major indexes could post a positive week, though trading was quiet as investors looked ahead to comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell.
Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 41 points, or 0.2%, to 25,714. Futures for the S&P 500 were up 5 points to 2,862.75, a gain of 0.2%. Futures for the Nasdaq-100 added 15 points, or 0.2%, to 7,439.75.
For the week, the S&P is up 0.2% and on track for its second straight weekly gain, an upswing that took it to a record earlier this week. The Nasdaq is up 0.8% on the week. The Dow is down less than 0.1% thus far this week.
On Thursday, major indexes ended slightly lower in a quiet trading session marked by low volume.