U.S. stock futures were lower Friday as U.S. and European
leaders mull sanctions against Russia amid increased tension on the
Ukraine border while companies continued to report mixed
In economic data, the US flash services and composite PMIs at
09:45 a.m. is expected to have increased to 56.2 in April from 55.5
in March, according to Econoday data. At 09:55 a.m., the Michigan
consumer sentiment index is likely to have slipped to 82.5 in April
from 82.6 in March.
In equities, Ford (
) was lower over 2% in recent pre-market trade after reporting Q1
earnings that missed the street projections. Colgate (
) also slipped nearly 1% even as its Q1 results were in line with
the street view. At the other end of the spectrum were the utility
American Electric Power (
), adding 1.3% after reporting a Q1 earnings beat as cold weather
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