Dow Jones futures were down 0.01 percent by 4.38 a.m. ET while S&P 500 futures ticked down 0.05 percent and Nasdaq futures rose 0.3 percent, suggesting a mixed start for U.S. stocks on Friday after four days of gains.
The focus is likely to be on second-quarter results from Bank of America
After Thursday's closing bell, IBM
IBM shares in Frankfurt were up 3.1 percent.
Also after the U.S. market's close on Thursday, CIT Group
U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, in China for talks with senior Chinese officials, said on Friday the United States wants China to move more quickly to a freely floating exchange rate. He declined to say what an appropriate dollar-yuan exchange rate would be.
U.S. economic data due on Friday include housing starts and permits for June at 8.30 a.m.
(Reporting by Peter Starck; Editing by Mike Nesbit)