NEW YORK (
) -- U.S. stock futures were pointing to a lower opening on Friday, threatening to send stocks into negative territory for the week.
Futures for the
were dropping 0.27%, to 1,689.25.
Futures for the
Dow Jones Industrial Average
were down 0.3%, to 15,405.
futures were off 0.11% to 3,123.50.
Economic data was light for Friday as traders were expecting June wholesale inventories at 10 a.m. EDT. Economists polled by Thomson Reuters were expecting inventories to rise 0.4% after a dip in May of 0.5%.
Stocks gained Thursday after stronger-than-anticipated export data from China suggested to U.S. traders that a slowdown in the country would not be as significant as anticipated.
In company news, shares of
(PCLN - Get Report)
were popping 6.3% to $992.93 after the online travel company beat earnings expectations. The company posted second-quarter earnings of $9.70 a share on $1.68 billion in revenue, while analysts were looking for $9.36 a share on revenue of $1.66 billion.
(JCP - Get Report)
shares were pulling back on Friday a day after surging more than 6.5% on a report that activist billionaire investor Bill Ackman was urging the board to replace CEO Myron Ullman. Shares of the company were down 1.9% to $13.40 in premarket trading.
European markets were rising on Friday. The FTSE 100 in London was increasing 0.59%, and the DAX in Frankfurt was adding 0.2%.
Asian markets closed higher overnight. Japan's Nikkei average closed up 0.7% at 13,615. Hong Kong's Hang Seng climbed 0.7% to 21,808.
The benchmark 10-year was down 1/32, boosting the yield to 2.595%. The dollar was adding 0.09%, according to the
U.S. dollar index
-- Written by Joe Deaux in New York.