Stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Wall Street on Friday, with futures for the S&P 500, Dow Jones and Nasdaq 100 all up 0.3 percent at 4 a.m. EST.

* Nordstrom will be a focus after the retailer forecast 2011 profit below forecasts on charges related to its HauteLook acquisition, the first wrinkle in an otherwise smooth string of profit reports from department stores.

* Commodities rebounded, with U.S. crude oil futures rising more than $1 a barrel to above $100 while London copper extended gains, moving further away from five-month lows hit in the previous session.

* European shares bounced back, buoyed by some strong corporate results and as Germany's gross domestic product grew faster than expected in the first quarter.

* Soaring growth lifted Germany's economy back to pre-crisis levels in the first quarter, data showed, reflecting a broad-based recovery that points to robust if slightly slower expansion rates through the rest of the year.

* On the macro front, investors awaited April Consumer Price Index, as well as the Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan's preliminary consumer sentiment index.

* Boeing will be in focus after Airbus parent EADS said its cash pile hit a record 12.2 billion euros ($17.32 billion) as it posted higher-than-expected first-quarter earnings.

* London Stock Exchange , in the process of buying Canadian group TMX , beat earnings forecasts in a crucial test of Chief Executive Xavier Rolet's strategy.

* Defensive shares led a rebound in U.S. stocks on Thursday as investors weighed mixed economic signals and volatility in commodities.

* The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> was up 65.89 points, or 0.52 percent, at 12,695.92. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> was up 6.57 points, or 0.49 percent, at 1,348.65. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> was up 17.98 points, or 0.63 percent, at 2,863.04.

(Reporting by Blaise Robinson. Editing by Jane Merriman)