U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Friday, as investors digested some inflation data and October's retail sales, following a string of warnings from major retailers.
Dow futures traded about 20 points lower. Earlier futures briefly traded about 60 points lower in the minutes after the data releases.
The producer price index for October fell 0.4 percent, after falling 0.5 percent the previous month.
October retail sales showed an increase of 0.1 percent, below expectations of a 0.3 percent rise. Retail sales excluding automobiles, gasoline, building materials and food services rose 0.2 percent after an upwardly revised 0.1 percent gain in September.
Treasury yields edged lower after the reports, with the 10-year yield at 2.29 percent and the 2-year yield at 0.86 percent as of 8:38 a.m.