The economic calendar in the U.S. Friday includes data on durable goods at 8:30 a.m. EST, and the University of Michigan consumer sentiment survey for December at 9:55 a.m.
U.S. stocks on Thursday finished higher as investors cheered better-than-expected economic growth. The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 60 points, or 0.45%, to close at 13,312.
Research In Motion ( RIMM) reported a fiscal third-quarter loss Thursday that was narrower than Wall Street's expectations. The stock of the BlackBerry maker moved higher in after-hours trading Thursday but reversed course during an earnings call after RIM said it would change the way it charges customers service fees, putting a key source of revenue at risk.
Nike's ( NKE) second-quarter earnings fell 18% but topped expectations because of strong demand in North America. Revenue in the quarter rose 7% to $5.96 billion. Nike brand revenue rose 11%. Nike said orders for shoes and apparel to be delivered between December and April rose 6% from last year to $9.3 billion.
Red Hat ( RHT) posted third-quarter sales that topped analysts' estimates and it announced Thursday it was acquiring ManageIQ, a cloud software company, for $104 million in cash.
Walgreen ( WAG) is expected by analysts Friday to report fiscal first-quarter earnings of 70 cents a share on revenue of $17.45 billion.
Nokia ( NOK) said Friday it entered into a new license agreement with rival Research In Motion that will end all existing patent litigation between the two tech companies. -- Written by Joseph Woelfel >To contact the writer of this article, click here: Joseph Woelfel >To submit a news tip, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.