NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Stock futures pointed to a mixed open Friday as investors eyed a slight increase in consumer prices and a second bailout for Greece.

Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average were rising 39 points, or 27.9 points above fair value, at 12,909. Futures for the S&P 500 were up 2.7 points, or 1.6 points above fair value, at 1358. Futures for the Nasdaq were down 0.3, or 1.4 points above fair value, at 2593.

The major U.S. indices finished about 1% higher Thursday on a set of strong domestic economic headlines.

The Labor Department said Friday that the January consumer price index rose 0.2% month-over-month compared with a flat reading in December. This was less than the 0.3% increase economists surveyed by Thomson Reuters were expecting. Excluding volatile food and energy costs, the core CPI reading rose 0.2%, compared with an increase of 0.1% in December, in line with expectations. The headline CPI increased 2.9% year over year, which was as expected and a slight decrease from last month's 3% figure. Meanwhile, the core year-over-year print hit three-year highs at 2.3%, compare with the 2.2% that economists were targeting.

"We do not expect a rapid rise in core inflation over the rest of this year and indeed, core inflation could move lower if other components perform in a particularly weak way," said Dan Greenhaus, chief global strategist of BITG. "But developments on the rental front must be watched for indications that a calm viewing of the inflation landscape is misguided."

At 10 a.m., the Conference Board will release its index of leading economic indicators for January. Economists expect indicators to rise 0.5%, according to Thompson Reuters estimates, after rising 0.4% in December.

Investors also were keeping an eye on Greece, with many now growing increasingly confident that the country will be able to secure a new bailout package before a meeting of eurozone finance ministers on Monday, averting a disorderly default that could rock the financial markets.

Friday morning is also bringing news that Apple's ( AAPL) share of China's exploding smartphone market fell for the second quarter in a row between October and December, thanks to stiff competition from cheaper local brands and some buyers postponing their purchases of iPhones until after the iPhone 4S debut in January. Perceptions of downside or upside risks for Apple could hold sway over the market action, given that the stock has been "truly a market leader," noted James "Rev Shark" DePorre, founder and CEO of Shark Asset Management.

Germany's DAX was rising 0.9% while London's FTSE was up 0.36% on Friday. Japan's Nikkei Average settled up 1.58% and Hong Kong's Hang Seng closed up 1.01%.

In corporate news, a two-drug regimen of Gilead Sciences' ( GILD) experimental GS-7977 plus ribavirin failed to suppress the hepatitis C virus in a group of difficult-to-treat patients who had also failed prior therapy, the company said Friday. In premarket trading, Gilead shares fell 20.8% to $43.39.

Ketchup maker H.J. Heinz ( HNZ) earned $284.7 million, or 88 cents a share, in its fiscal third quarter, up from $273.8 million, or 84 cents a share, a year earlier. Excluding items, earnings were 95 cents a share. Sales rose to $2.92 billion from $2.72 billion a year earlier. Analysts expected Heinz to post fiscal third-quarter earnings of 85 cents a share on revenue of $2.89 billion. Heinz shares rose 2.2% to $53.25 in premarket trading. Campbell Soup ( CPB) earned 64 cents a share in its fiscal second quarter as sales fell 1% $2.11 billion. The soup maker was expected by analysts to earn 62 cents a share on sales of $2.12 billion. Campbell Soup reiterated its 2012 guidance, saying adjusted profit would come in at $2.35 to $2.42 a share, a decline of between 5% and 7% from 2011's adjusted base of $2.54. It said it sees net sales growth of 0% to 2%.

Applied Materials ( AMAT), the maker of semiconductor capital equipment, topped analysts' earnings expectations in its fiscal first quarter and provided a second-quarter outlook above consensus estimates. Applied Materials reported adjusted earnings of $240 million, or 18 cents a share, on sales of $2.19 billion, above the estimate of analysts for a profit of 12 cents a share on revenue of $1.97 billion. Applied Materials forecast non-GAAP earnings of 20 cents to 28 cents a share in its fiscal second quarter ending in April. Analysts forecast earnings of 15 cents a share.

Baidu ( BIDU), the China-based Internet search provider topped Wall Street's fourth-quarter earnings expectations. But the company forecast first-quarter revenue of between $666.5 million to $688 million, a sequential decline from fourth-quarter sales of $710.9 million.

Investor Carl Icahn said Thursday he will try to buy all of the outstanding shares of CVR Energy ( CVI), the refining and nitrogen fertilizer company, through a tender offer of $30 a share, or about $2.6 billion. In premarket trading Friday, the stock rose 2.6% to $29.95.

April oil futures were rising 31 cents to $102.95 a barrel. In other commodities, April gold futures were gaining $3.50 to $1,731.90 an ounce.

The dollar index was flat at $79.37. The benchmark 10-year Treasury was sliding 4/32, raising the yield to 2.002%.

-- Written by Andrea Tse in New York.

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