U.S. stock index futures fell on Thursday as downbeat earnings from Cisco and Credit Suisse weighed ahead of data on the struggling jobs market.
* Cisco Systems Inc
* Overseas, earnings also hurt overall sentiment toward equities, with European shares off nearly 1 percent after major European bank Credit Suisse
* S&P 500 futures fell 7.7 points and were below fair value, a formula that evaluates pricing by taking into account interest rates, dividends and time to expiration on the contract. Dow Jones industrial average futures tumbled 54 points, and Nasdaq 100 futures were off 20.25 points.
* PepsiCo Inc
* Expedia Inc
* Debt yields rose in peripheral European counties on concerns over a lack of a concrete policy to tackle the euro zone debt crisis, further hurting risky assets. The U.S. dollar rose versus the euro and pulled commodity prices lower.
* Weekly jobless data, closely followed to track the recovery of the labor market, is due at 8:30 a.m. EST. Economists in a Reuters survey forecast a total of 410,000 new filings for unemployment benefits, compared with 415,000 in the prior week.
* At 10 a.m. EST, the Commerce Department releases wholesale inventories for December. Economists forecast a 0.7 percent rise versus a November decrease of 0.2 percent.
* Google Inc
* Computer security firm McAfee Inc
* On Wednesday, investors took profits after a recent rise in U.S. stocks, but a late push helped the Dow squeeze out its eighth straight day of gains.
(Reporting by Rodrigo Campos; editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)