What to Watch Friday: Fed Speakers, Baker-Hughes Rig Count

On Friday, September 23, investors await commentary from a variety of Federal Reserve officials.
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On Friday, September 23, investors await commentary from a variety of Federal Reserve officials. Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank President Dennis Lockhart and Cleveland Federal Reserve Bank President Loretta Mester are part of a panel conversation in Philadelphia. Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Robert Kaplan speaks in Houston, Texas. On the economic calendar, the PMI Manufacturing Index for September is released at 9:45 a.m. EDT and is expected to fall slightly to 52, from its previous reading of 52.1. At 1 p.m., the weekly Baker-Hughes (BHI) rig count is released. It's a quiet day on the earnings calendar, with The Finish Line (FINL) releasing results before the markets open. TheStreet's Scott Gamm reports from Wall Street.