U.S. stock index futures indicated a higher open on Friday, as investors cheered a record Nasdaq close spurred by positive earnings and Greece debt talks get under way in Europe.
The Nasdaq Composite outperformed the other major indices on Thursday to set an all-time closing record, topping the previous high of 5,048.62 set in March 2000.
Futures briefly pared gains following durable goods that beat on the headline figure but showed a disappointing decline in the core figure.
Durable goods, ex-transportation, fell 0.2 percent, below expectations for a slight gain but less than February's 1.3 percent decline.
Including transportation, which tends to be volatile, the report posted an increase of 4 percent for March, surpassing expectations for a moderate bounce back, after February's disappointing 1.4 percent month-on-month drop.
The U.S. 10-year Treasury yield fell to 1.93 percent. The U.S. dollar weakened.
Friday is set to be a quieter earnings and data day, with the likes of Biogen, American Airlines Group, State Street and Xerox reporting before market open.
Biogen's stock was under pressure ahead of the bell after the company's first-quarter sales of Tecfidera, an oral multiple sclerosis drug, came in at $824.90 million, below consensus estimates, according to Reuters.
Xerox shares fell more than 3 percent after the company posted quarterly earnings and revenue that missed analysts' expectations. The company also cut its full-year forecast amid a strong U.S. dollar.
AstraZeneca shares fell more than 3 percent in premarket trading after the company reported that sales fell by 6 percent in the first quarter, citing a rising dollar and competition from Nexium generics, according to Reuters.