Stocks closed near session lows Friday, with all three major averages posting their worst weekly drop this year, as investors were cautious ahead of the weekend amid fears over the euro zone and euphoria over Facebook's trading debut fizzled.
U.S. stock index futures were higher Friday, struggling to recover from a string of recent declines, and ahead of Facebook's widely-anticipated trading debut later this morning.
Take a look at some of Friday's morning movers:
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Take a look at some of Friday morning's early movers:
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Following LinkedIn's stellar debut on the New York Stock Exchange, investors are wondering about the sustainability of social-networking companies' lofty valuations.
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Stocks broke three consecutive sessions of losses to end higher amid light volume, led by financial and tech stocks, and as oil prices stabilized. Intel rose, while Microsoft fell.