U.S. equity futures are trading lower ahead of more economic reports from oil companies, including Chevron, Exxon Mobil and oil and gas refiner Phillips 66 on Friday.
In addition, watch for numbers from biotech firms Abbvie and Alexion Pharmaceuticals, cable and satellite provider Charter Communications, and household products heavyweights Colgate-Palmolive and Clorox to name a few.
On Wall Street Thursday, stocks overcame a midday stumble to close broadly higher, driving the S&P 500 0.7% higher to another record close. Communications companies helped power much of the gain, led by a sharp rise in Facebook following the company’s latest quarterly report card. Banks also helped lead the rally, outweighing a pullback in health care and technology stocks. Treasury yields were mixed.