U.S. stock index futures indicated a slightly lower open Friday, amid weak global sentiment, as investors digested more earnings news and awaited fresh manufacturing data.
Dow components Caterpillar, McDonald's and General Electric reported before the bell. Traders will also be digesting earnings from Google parent Alphabet from Thursday evening. Shares of the tech firm fell in after-hours trade after the company reported earnings and revenue that fell short of analyst expectations.
Alphabet said it saw adjusted first-quarter earnings of $7.50 per share on $20.26 billion in revenue. Analysts expected Alphabet to report earnings of about $7.97 a share on $20.37 billion in revenue, according to a consensus estimate from Thomson Reuters.